Staff Writer @ Mid-Atlantic Media

Staff Writer

Mid-Atlantic Media, publisher of Washington Jewish Week (WJW) among others, is looking for an energetic, experienced, assertive, accurate and organized reporter/writer with boundless curiosity and ability to learn quickly.

Responsibilities include:

Pitch, edit and write multiple news and feature stories for Washington Jewish Week’s print and digital vehicles. Success is achieved through efficiency, organization, accuracy and good judgment.
Work and own your reporting beats to develop sources and story ideas, and to deepen your knowledge of the Jewish community
Conduct story interviews in person and/or over the phone
Provide photographs or other artwork for each story you write
Take photos and video everywhere you go in the Jewish community
Create daily social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Perform administrative tasks (eg. upload stories to website, compile community calendar, compile obituary listing, proof the pages before publication).
Available and amenable to work days, nights, weekdays and weekends. This is not a 40 hour per week job. So eagerness, passion and curiosity are musts.
Knowledge of the Washington-area Jewish community, Judaism, Israel and Washington politics are a plus. Teamwork is a must.

Washington Jewish Week is the Jewish newspaper of record in the nation’s capital since 1930. WJW strives, in its award-winning coverage in print and online at www.washingtonjewishweek.com,to be an indispensable source of news about politics, religion, international affairs, trends, the arts, and culture, all while working to build and strengthen our Jewish community.
Mid-Atlantic Media, in addition to publishing WJW, also encourages writing for its other publication titles which include Baltimore Jewish Times, Baltimore Style, Baltimore's Child and Washington Family. A terrific opportunity for a journalist to establish clips and get his/her byline out in the marketplace.

Interested? Please send us:

Your CV;
A cover letter explaining why you’re interested in this position and why you’d be a great candidate, and;
Three writing samples

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, vision, dental, leave early for Shabbat
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-28
  • Times this job has been viewed: 346 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Arts/Entertainment/Media
  • Organization Type: Printing & Publishing
Job Location
Mid-Atlantic Media
11900 Parklawn Drive #300
Rockville , Maryland 20852
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