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Company Name Bob's Watches
Location Huntington Beach, CA
Date Posted 10, Monday 2012
Category Copywriter
Listing Type Hourly Rate

Description

Do you like to stay on top of the latest luxury news and trends? Can you spot a compelling story when you see it? Bob’s Watches, the leading online destination for Rolex watches, is looking for an experienced, versatile /journalist/report/writer to join our fun team as we strive to make Bob’s the ultimate resource for luxury watches. We are looking for a freelance online fashion producer for our article, features, and press releases. Strong editorial skills and the ability to spot, investigate, and research and write quality engaging reports on Rolex and related subjects. Applicants must possess strong writing and copy-editing skills, excellent PC computer skills, experience with Facebook and Twitter and solid knowledge of journalistic reporting. This is primarily a writing & investigative research job and the majority of the time is spent at your desk. Key responsibilities: Producing online stories - including breaking news and interactive features, photo galleries, videos and polls about celebrities, movies, TV shows, music and fashion, monitoring trending and hot topics of the day, coordinating efforts with our team. We need someone who can generate a steady stream of fresh and creative stories on fashion, luxury, jewelry, and watches. In addition, this writer/ reporter will be responsible for writing a weekly retail and restaurant column and keeping an accompanying blog on our website.

The right candidate can spot national trends and find out how they’re playing here. The right person will write with an engaging voice and will be comfortable writing in long-form narrative style as well as alternative story forms. The position has a focus on lifestyle trends with an emphasis on fashion, jewelry, and the luxury segment. . But more than anything, we need a creative thinker who can breathe life into standard stories and can propose innovative ways to make stories translate online. Experience with blogs and social media is a plus.

Bob's Watches, a premier destination for buying and selling pre-owned Rolex watches online, is seeking an experienced media relations professional to help tell Bob's amazing story. Bob’s Watches is the World’s First and only Pre-Owned Rolex Exchange where consumers can buy, sell, and trade used Rolex watches at true fair market value. We openly publish the current buy and sell values for each Rolex model allowing us to serve as an online marketplace for buyers and sellers looking, quite simply, to get the best deal. We are devoted exclusively to only used Rolex watches and pride ourselves in obtaining the very best results possible for our customers. Our business philosophy is built on trust and integrity and in a very short time we have become the leading online destination for used Rolex watches. Browse our slection of Rolex watches for sale or at www.BobsWatches.com/rolex-watches.

You will work with Bob's CEO to develop strategies, tactics and measures that increase the awareness and understanding of Bob's Watches among key audiences, as well as enhance the Company's reputation with those same audiences.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

Researching, writing news releases and other written media materials;
Identifying media opportunities that connect the Company to national and international issues, public concerns or trends;
Packaging news for digital communications channels, including social media and the web;
Bringing creative ideas, new thinking and new approaches to media outreach;
Matching Company experts with reporters working on stories;
Conducting offsite visits to media offices to build or maintain relationships, discuss news story ideas, and offer Bob's staff as expert resources for future stories;
The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a related field. They also must have at least five years’ experience as a reporter, media relations or communications professional, and be able to demonstrate a history of successfully working with or in the news media.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills with a proven ability to translate technical information into engaging language and concepts that are understood by a mass audience. They will possess strong news judgment and storytelling skills. For more info on Bob's, please visit www.bobswatches.com/used-rolex/president-1.html

How To Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, clips and a list of 3 recent examples of your work. Put “Freelance Writer application” in the subject line.
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