Work with a startup, independent news media organization based in Los Angeles and develop a portfolio of commercially published, fully credited work. We are happy to work with you for the semester, the summer or longer term. We will consider short-term arrangements.
In this fully virtual role you will work with the digital print editor to produce hard news stories (just the facts) in a very direct, bias-free writing style designed to inform. You'll remove flowery language, avoid passive tensing and properly attribute sources. You'll have the opportunity to write about a range of different topics including crime, government, business, events and more. Most content will be based in Los Angeles, but some will come from other areas.
We want to talk to you if your passion is providing clear, concise information. If you haven't written news before but have passion for informing and can adjust to the hard news style of writing, we are happy to help you.
Selected applicants should be able commit to a consistent schedule. Shifts are half days during business hours. Those who can work only one half-day shift per week are welcome to apply Those interested in more than one shift per week are also welcome.
We are at the mercy of the news cycle. Some days there will be down time. Other days you'll write several pieces. The expectation is that during your shift you are available via a chat application and can be reactive when needed. Meetings by virtual conference are scheduled as needed.
Despite being a newsroom, the environment is laid back with an editor happy to spend time one on one with you to help you learn.
Journalism and communications majors are encouraged to apply, but anyone with a passion for writing for news media and informing the public is welcome. The biggest traits you can bring are attention to detail and a willingness to adapt. Individuals from Los Angeles County or the surrounding area are slightly preferred, but not required.
About Sitrep Media
A startup, disabled veteran owned small business and independent news media production company dedicated to holding government accountable to its obligation for transparency and restoring the fourth estate. Sitrep Media produces digital hard news in print and vidcast/ podcast content. Our news division primarily focuses on Los Angeles County with some attention to national and international stories relevant to the working people of Los Angeles.