Prominent Automotive Web Site Seeking Writers

25 Jan Prominent Automotive Web Site Seeking Writers

Here is a new job listing. See below for details!

TITLE: Automotive News Writer

LOCATION: Remote working in Pacific Time zone

DESCRIPTION: We are looking for a news writer to augment our automotive coverage – specifically someone working in the Pacific Time zone.

The perfect candidate would be a car junkie, with deep interest in the automotive industry, as well as razor sharp writing skills. We’re looking for individuals who are adept at finding new / hidden / underdeveloped stories in the daily car news, and turning out well-composed, factually accurate copy based on a predetermined assignment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Write daily news stories from the automotive sector, in a timely, consistent, and accurate manner

* Find new or unreported stories from around the web, to pitch to editors

* Use basic journalistic best practices: calling sources, conducting interviews, using proper citations / attributions, etc.

* Program articles to publish using our custom CMS

* Work collaboratively with editorial team to develop new story types, coverage angles, and improve workflow

SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:

* Knowledge of the U.S. and global auto industry; a strong background in understanding the new car market; understanding of automotive history and/or motorsport a big plus

* Rock-solid writing chops, grammatical proficiency, experience with writing to a style guide

* Work history in writing for publication (professional clips greatly preferred over writing samples)

* Work history in a fast-paced news publishing environment

* Work history in a digital publishing environment

Contact: michael@motorpressguild.org for more information


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