Freelance Entertainment Writer
Fatherly is looking for an engaged and insightful Freelance Entertainment Writer to bolster our coverage of books, shows, and movies for both children and adults.
Fatherly is the leading digital media brand for dads. Our mission is to empower men to raise great kids and lead more fulfilling adult lives. From original video series and deep dive reports to podcasts and events, Fatherly offers original reporting, expert parenting advice, and hard-won insights into a challenging, but profoundly rewarding stage of life.
Role and Responsibilities:
Fatherly is looking for a Freelance Entertainment Writer to contribute short articles to our Play section. The successful candidate will work 30 hours a week on a freelance basis crafting service stories that will help members of our highly engaged audience keep their kids and themselves entertained. Though opportunities to do original reporting will be plentiful, the central thrust of the role is engaging with and recommending content for children. As such, candidates must be eager to learn about children’s books, shows, and movies — as well as adult fare — and capable of writing about it incisively. Some previous experience working with a CMS, a knowledge of AP Style, and a basic understanding of SEO best practices are desirable.
Though it is not a requirement that the Freelance Entertainment Writer come into the Fatherly offices in Tribeca, the successful candidate will be encouraged to meet with editors face-to-face in the service of professional growth. Prior journalism work experience in an office setting is a prerequisite for the role.
- Write entertainment stories at the direction of Fatherly’s Entertainment Editor.
- Pitch entertainment stories.
- Perform search engine optimization work to ensure stories reach a wide audience.
- Previous work at a media company in a writing capacity.
- Strong clips.
- Command of copy-editing basics.
- A desire to work closely with a team.
To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Entertainment Editor Ryan Britt at firstname.lastname@example.org.