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Do you love writing? Are you passionate about working with grassroots activists to make a difference in New Jersey? Would you like to help the Watchdog Wire team recruit new Citizen Watchdogs, and promote more citizen content to this site–all while working from home?
If you answered yes, you should consider applying to be a State Editor for Watchdog Wire – New Jersey. This is a part-time, paid position, perfect for anyone who is highly motivated, willing to work an hour or two each day, and looking to make money for doing something they enjoy.
Here’s how the job works:
- The editor is responsible for populating Watchdog Wire – New Jersey with content, from citizen contributors and credible blogs and news sources. These stories should be relevant to New Jersey and to the Citizen Watchdog mission.
- The editor will review, edit, and publish contributions from citizen contributors, ensure that all material follows the Watchdog Wire Style Guide and policy guidelines, reach out to contributors who need coaching, and contribute 1-2 stories of his or her own each week.
- The editor will be responsible for writing 1-2 post a week for the site.
- The editor will also identify potential citizens watchdogs and recruit local bloggers to write or cross-post on Watchdog Wire.
Applicants should have strong copy-editing and writing skills, a proficiency in sound journalism and media practices, as well as a keen sense of newsworthiness. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed to effectively recruit local bloggers as contributors to Watchdog Wire and mentor contributors with their writing.
The editor should be native to New Jersey, or has strong personal and professional connections to the state. Applicants should have a knowledge and passion for the economic and policy issues affecting New Jersey.
Editors will be temporarily contracted to dedicate 1.5-2 hours a day to this role and will receive a stipend for their efforts on a month-to-month contract basis.
If interested, please send your resume and writing samples to Jackie.Moreau@franklincenterhq.org.
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