Mediaite needs a writer

About Mediaite:
Mediaite is the site for news, information and smart opinions about online, broadcast and print media and entertainment, offering original and immediate assessments of the latest news as it breaks.

Hours:
For now, this position will be part-time one, only paying hourly or a per-post fee, so telecommuting is perfectly acceptable.

Mediaite is looking for an ambitious, energetic, newshound to analyze the names, the brands, the gossip, the digerati of news, politics, pop culture, and entertainment. You would be writing news stories and occasional opinion pieces using any and all of the tools of digital storytelling: Words, video, pictures, social interactions, book excerpts, you name it.

If you think you have what it takes and want to impact the news cycle then we want to talk to you.

Requirements:
You should have a clear, concise, and in-depth knowledge of the world of news, politics and media, including online personalities, major cable and broadcast networks, leading columnists, and general thought-leaders.
You should thrive under pressure, and excel when stress levels are at their highest.
You should have a clear understanding of how Twitter, user-generated content, and viral videos are shaping the news cycle.
You should have strong news judgment and an eye for underreported content and ideas. Can you find the nugget of interest that no one else has discovered?
An encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture — especially television — is a huge plus.
You should have the ability to write an “objective” news article at one moment, and transition into writing an opinionated column the next.

Location:
Our offices are located in New York City.

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