Staff Writer, Digital News

VICE Media

Multiple Locations


0 year(s)
Full-Time
N/A


Job Description
<p><strong>Staff Writer, Digital News</strong></p>
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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">VICE News is looking for ambitious, motivated staff writers to join our growing English-language international news team in Latin America. The right candidates have excellent news sense, the ability to find new or underreported angles and stories, and a strong appetite for bold reporting that breaks news and starts conversations around the world. The staff writer role is fast-paced and demanding; you should expect to pitch original stories on a daily basis, juggle multiple assignments and leads on an ongoing basis, and file multiple enterprise pieces per week. This is a position for someone eager to learn a lot -- from filing public records requests to tackling a major investigation -- and who wants to hone and refine their mastery of one or more core VICE News beats (including labor, inequality, climate, extremism, politics, and identity). </span></p>
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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Clean, quick copy and a readiness to pick up the phone (or hit the pavement) are all must-haves in this role. Experience with digital video or audio is a plus, but not required. This role will report into editorial leadership located in Mexico City, but we’re open to candidates across the LATAM region.</span></p>
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<p><strong>Primary responsibilities include:</strong></p>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ideate and pitch reported stories on a daily basis; you should be an ideas machine and we’ll partner you with the right editor to bring those ideas to life</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Report and file several clean, thoroughly sourced stories per week that will appeal to a global audience</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Consistently publish creative enterprise work and scoops; your goal is to move the needle and start conversations on your beat</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate across the newsroom and bring your expertise and ideas to teams and initiatives beyond editorial </span></li>
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<p><strong>Requirements:</strong></p>
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<li><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience as a writer for an online publication.</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Fluent in both Spanish and English   </span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;"> A proven track record of news judgment and reporting skills.</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Creative, enterprising story ideas that break the mold on a given beat, and a proven ability to execute on them.</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;"> A collaborative spirit, and the ability to work across teams and with other reporters.</span></li>
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