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Contributing editor - remote

Posted: 3/15/2021 5:19:40 PM

Company: Reason to be Cheerful
Compensation: $1,500/month
Website: https://reasonstobecheerful.world/

Description: Reasons to be Cheerful is expanding its team to include two Contributing Editors each of whom will be responsible for reporting and writing two mid-length articles per month. A flexible opportunity perfectly suited to freelancers looking for a stable and steady assignment alongside their other work, the Contributing Editors will be an essential part of the Reasons to be Cheerful team, attending weekly editorial meetings and contributing to the overall editorial direction of the publication, while working primarily on their own schedule with the option to work remotely.

The ideal applicant will display enthusiasm for and experience with solutions-oriented journalism, demonstrated reporting and writing skills and the ability to work independently. They should show an understanding of the Reasons to be Cheerful voice and mandate, and a hunger to tell rigorous, underreported and evidence-driven stories of effective responses to the challenges facing the world today.


Additional optional writing and editing opportunities may arise for Contributing Editors. As such, experience in editing, assigning and project management will be considered an asset.

Ideal candidates will:

Contributing Editors will start with a six month contract with the option to extend and will be compensated USD$1,500 per month. Additional writing and editing opportunities will be negotiated separately. The Contributing Editor positions will begin between April and June of 2021.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, a minimum of three work samples, and three examples of the kinds of stories they might pitch in their role to info@reasonstobecheerful.world with the subject line “Application: RTBC Contributing Editor.”

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