Are you a motivated writer in the Newport, RI area who’s obsessed with food, fashion, home decor, and culture? Do you obsessively check Twitter and Instagram from the moment you wake up till the time you fall asleep? Do you know everything that’s going on before your friends do? Puddingstone Post is looking for you!
We are hiring freelance writers to join our editorial team. There are no set hours (you’ll work from home) and no mandatory post quotas — this is a boutique blog that favors quality over quantity. Still, we’re fast-paced and deadline-driven, and we expect a regular commitment. We want your big ideas and your flowing prose, but also need your keen reporting skills and your sharp eye for detail. We’re looking for writers who will bring us unique pitches, but can also take on straightforward assignments.
Sound like you? Keep reading.
Ideally, you have some digital media experience — basic HTML skills and basic photo editing skills are a must. You have experience reporting and aren’t afraid to pick up the phone to get to the heart of a story. You’re a great interviewer (or want to be) and can strike up a conversation with anyone you meet. Reliability is your strong suit – meeting a deadline no matter what it takes is your calling card.
Ready to connect? Here’s what we need:
Ideal candidates must:
• be deadline-driven
• be social media savvy
• be creative and fun
• be motivated self-starters
• have at least one year of digital media experience
• have an eye for detail
• have an eye for style
• be extremely reliable
• be in Newport, RI or environs
• have some experience with photo editing
• understand basic HTML
• have excellent grammar
• have excellent reporting skills
• have demonstrated editorial writing skills
Bonus points if you:
• have experience using Word Press
• are handy with a camera
Ready to apply? Here’s what we need from you:
Using the subject line Puddingstone Writer Application, send three writing samples (attachments or links are both okay) via email to meg (at) puddingstonepost (dot) com, along with a brief cover letter describing your relevant experience and explaining why you want to write for Puddingstone Post. Please include links to any relevant social media accounts. Resumes may also be included or linked to.
About Puddingstone Post
Puddingstone Post is an online lifestyle magazine for the fast-growing population of women and men who favor quality over quantity and practical luxury above extravagance. Based in Newport, RI, we cover regional stories about food, home, culture, travel, and style. “Puddingstone” is the type of conglomerate rock that makes up swaths of Newport, RI’s coastline; the name is a reference to the imperfect mashup of stuff that gives our lives meaning and makes us whole. If you’d like to learn more about Puddingstone Post, you can read about us here.