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Sep 28, 2015

Do You Want To Write for We Heart Astoria?

Calling all talented writers, scoop chasers, and generally motivated Astorians- WHA is hiring! We’re looking for a few good staff members to join our already awesome team. What we’re looking (…)

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Calling all talented writers, scoop chasers, and generally motivated Astorians- WHA is hiring!

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Do you wish you were in this pic of Team WHA?

We’re looking for a few good staff members to join our already awesome team. What we’re looking for:

  • Someone with a solid knowledge of Astoria and Western Queens, who lives in the neighborhood/surrounding neighborhoods, and generally has a good relationship with the small business & cultural communities.
  • Experience working in WordPress.
  • A solid writing portfolio; someone who writes with their own tone & voice.
  • Someone with a flexible schedule who is able to attend openings, tastings, and events, often with short notice.
  • A team oriented person who also can work well on their own.
  • The ability to turnaround articles quickly and professionally. You’ll be responsible for a minimum of 3-6 posts per week depending on our editorial schedule.
  • Fluency in the major social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.) Bonus points for working with scheduling programs, email management programs, etc.
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Photo credit: Danielle Rodino via the WHA Flickr pool

TO APPLY:

Please send 2-3 post ideas (can just be one or two sentences of article ideas you’d like to see on WHA), a writing sample, and a brief ‘get-to-know-you’ cover letter including why you heart Astoria. Extra bonus points for links/samples of photos you’ve taken that might impress and links to relevant social media.

This is a freelance position, with salary based on your level of experience + ability to grow with the gig.

Please apply no later than Wednesday, October 7th to Mackenzi@lockwoodshop.com

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