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Company Name USA Today
Location Remote, VA
Date Posted 03, Friday 2013
Category Copywriter
Listing Type Hourly Rate


For The Win is looking for a writer to cover sports stories that people want to share. This person will primarily work nights and weekends and can do so from anywhere, though USA TODAY Sports’ McLean, Va., office is preferred.

The ideal candidate has excellent general sports knowledge and uses Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, et al. to discover, source and distribute stories. He or she should have writing and reporting experience, as well as a good eye for viral sports stories. Experience operating within a newsroom and larger news organization is preferred as well.

We want someone who is passionate about the work and gives a high level of effort. Team players are encouraged to apply.

Other requirements:

– Is data-informed, but not data-driven
– Really good at writing grabby headlines
– Has a knack for choosing/editing images
– Thinks GIFs are useful for storytelling

About For The Win

For The Win is USA TODAY Sports’ social news property that launched just last week. Its focus is on publishing shareable stories that readers can easily digest and distribute on any device, especially smartphones. Read all about it in paidContent, Poynter and Awful Announcing.

How To Apply

If interested, email with “Staff Writer” in the subject line. Please keep it brief and let us know why you’re right for the job.
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