Experienced writer needed

Overview

Regional LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, +) newspaper, The Gayly, looking for writer/web content creator/social content enhancer.

Founded originally as The Gayly Oklahoman in 1983, now operating as The Gayly, this regional newspaper is the premier and most trusted source of news for LGBT+ and straight allies in the south-central United States. The Gayly covers LGBT+ community topics and events as well as news throughout the state of Oklahoma and surrounding region.

The qualified candidate will cover stories within the LGBT+ spectrum, work with Associated Press and CNN news sites for The Gayly content creation and will share this news on social media platforms. We are currently looking for a candidate to develop polished, well-written stories for the publication and website.

Responsibilities:

In this position, you will write daily news stories for The Gayly website and features for the monthly print issue. You will also be responsible for:

  • Generating ideas and new editorial content for both the newspaper and electronic products
  • Editing and proofreading news pieces and articles
  • Managing the workflow for social media
  • Building a network of sources
  • May oversee work of interns
  • Utilizing social media to share daily editorial content
  • Cultivating content from our affiliates (CNN and AP)

Position Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree, or:
  • 2 years of writing experience for a newspaper, print magazine or website (other than a blog)
  • Proven ability to interview sources by phone and face-to-face
  • Experience working in a deadline-driven environment
  • Proven ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Proven knowledge of social media
  • Some weekend work required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Writing experience
  • Excellent understanding of the LGBT+ community
  • Journalism or communications degree
  • Understanding of basic technology
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, social media

The Gayly is committed to providing a challenging and cooperative work environment where employees are treated as a valued resource in a stable and supportive work environment:

  • Exciting work environment
  • Dress in business casual attire
  • Small business environment
  • Ideas are encouraged
  • Opportunities to move up within company
  • Salary commensurate with experience

The job is located in Oklahoma City and is part-time, currently.
TO APPLY: Send resume to editor@gayly.com