Freelance Weekend Staff Writer

  • Resident Advisor
  • Remote (Europe)
  • Sep 14, 2022
Freelancer Content Copywriting Journalism

Job Description

Resident Advisor is the world’s foremost platform for discovering electronic music, artists and events. Described by the NY Times as “the most influential electronic music site in the world”, every month RA reaches more than 5m people across its web, mobile and app properties.

RA is seeking a highly skilled weekend staff writer based in Europe. 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. You 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 candidate will also be expected to cover any breaking stories, have journalistic nous to chase important stories and accompanying copy across social platforms to motivate readership. 

RA welcomes applicants from all abilities, backgrounds, ethnicities, experiences, gender expressions, and sexual 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.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Source and write news 

  • Cover breaking news efficiently and accurately

  • 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

  • Consistently available to work 2 fixed days a week (Saturday and Sunday)

 

We’re looking for:

  • Exceptional writing, editing and reporting skills

  • An intimate knowledge of electronic music and club culture

  • The ability to work well under pressure

  • Previous experience within an editorial team or within electronic music publications is preferred but not essential

  • The ability to meet hard deadlines

  

We value:

  • Electronic music is art.

  • We celebrate the progressive values that underpin electronic music.

  • We advocate for a more inclusive and equitable electronic music community.

  •  We honour the past, present and future of electronic music.

  • We use innovation to empower the community.

  • We choose honesty over gain and purpose over profit.

  • We’re always front left.

 

This is a freelance role contracted to weekend hours only and the day rate starts at £130/day. This listing will be open for a minimum of two weeks from 5th September. Please be sure to add work@ra.co to your contacts and check your junk/spam folder for emails from us. If you have questions about the role, please contact work@ra.co.

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