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Company Name Black Balloon Publishing
Location Telecommute, NY
Date Posted 24, Thursday 2013
Category Copywriter
Listing Type Per Post Fee

Description

Black Balloon Publishing’s blog, currently titled Black Balloon, is a general-interest online publication with a fast-growing readership.

We’re looking for a brilliant, curious, and web-savvy contributing writer who is New York-based and can submit between 30 and 40 posts per month.

A post can be anything from a cellphone picture of a beautifully misspelled piece of graffiti on a Dr. Zizmor subway advertisement with a 10-word caption, to a 500-word book review of an upcoming piece of fiction, but it must be witty, engaged, and engaging.

Responsibilities:

· compose original content for online publication

· source, edit, and upload images to accompany your content

· be an active voice for the brand

Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in English

· Excellent writing and critical analysis skills

· Able to deliver clean, concise, and engaging prose under a deadline

· Voracious reader of both the internet and real books

· You must write with a voice. Be thrilled or thrilling, curious or provocative, but have a voice.

· Strong computer skills and an understanding of basic HTML

· Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop*

· Familiarity with SEO best practices

· Killer headline composition skills

The contributing writer will report directly to the blog’s editor. This is a part-time freelance position with an hourly compensation. *To prove your facility with Adobe Photoshop, please shop Mayor Bloomberg into a hot dog suit, crop the image to 250x250px, and attach it to your email.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and 5 links to work previously published online. Blogging experience a must.

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