News Staff Writer

  • Resident Advisor
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Sep 09, 2021
Full time Content Communications Journalism

Job Description

RA is seeking a highly skilled full-time news writer based in London or New York.

The candidate will be expected to perform a wide range of tasks related to the production of news, including short and long-form investigative articles. The position involves sourcing, writing and editing news on a daily basis. The candidate will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating press releases and content online to isolate pertinent facts and details, translating this information into stories in adherence to the RA style and editorial integrity guidelines, as well as fact-checking articles prior to publishing to determine the veracity of all sources. 

The ideal candidate has journalistic nous to chase important stories, in addition to writing accompanying copy across social platforms to motivate readership. This person, a public face for RA's presence in London or New York, will play a leading role in helping our readers discover the best events and artists that the city has to offer. 

RA welcomes applicants from all abilities, backgrounds, ethnicities, experiences, expressions, and orientations. We aim for the staffing at RA to be a reflection of the communities we cover, amplify and participate within. We actively promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace, this is reflected in our internal operations and the treatment of our staff.

Job Duties:

  • Source and write news 
  • Occasionally contribute to reviews, RA Exchange, and features 
  • Edit colleagues' news items for clarity, style and accuracy
  • Post news items to social media (Facebook & Twitter)
  • Write in-depth reported articles about issues that are important in electronic music today
  • Oversee and execute the Mix Of The Day feature 
  • Represent RA in public by attending parties and recommending local artists for features, podcasts, etc. 

Required experience:

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • An intimate knowledge of electronic music and club culture
  • The ability to work well within a team
  • Previous experience within an editorial team or within electronic music publications is preferred but not essential
  • The ability to meet hard deadlines 

Our Values:

  • Our passion is our profession.
  • We are independent and we support independence.
  • We support local scenes.
  • We treat dance music as an art form.
  • We champion the values of acceptance that underpin dance music culture.
  • We care about the past, present and future of electronic music.
  • We choose honesty over gain.
  • We're always front left.