Staff Writer, News & Politics |

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Salon is hiring a full-time staff writer to join our editorial team. We’re
looking for a writer with experience covering different aspects of U.S.
politics news. Preference will be given to writers with expertise and
understanding of the issues and personalities emerging on the American right
— from “moderate” Republicans and pro-Trump elected officials to
unhinged media voices on the extremist fringe.

The ideal candidate will have excellent news judgment and the ability to see
both the big picture and the small yet significant details, and how they fit
together. Salon is a home for unique voices, and we’re looking for a writer
who can combine hard news and feature writing skills to craft compelling
narratives that go beyond the surface to offer context and nuance for an
invested, politically astute digital audience.

Preference will be given to candidates with daily writing experience and a
demonstrated ability to enterprise a beat, with a proven ability to work
simultaneously on shorter daily news stories, including pitching in on quick
breaking news, and larger reported and/or investigative projects.

This is a full-time position with benefits. This is a position covered under
the Writers Guild of America, East, Collective Bargaining Agreement. The
starting salary range for this position is $60,000-70,000. Remote workers are
welcome, but you will be expected to work an agreed-upon schedule oriented
around the Eastern time zone, and be legally able to work in the U.S.

Salon covers national news and politics, culture and entertainment, food, and
science and health through insightful reporting, our flagship show “Salon
Talks” and other Salon TV programming, commentary and analysis, criticism,
investigations, original newsletters and personal essays. Founded in San
Francisco in 1995, Salon is a digital pioneer; our entrepreneurial culture
honors the spirit of our founders by rewarding innovation and initiative.

Our writers and editors are highly organized, detail- and deadline-oriented
professionals who know how to collaborate and communicate effectively using
digital tools. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of news
writing experience in digital media and formal journalism training
(classroom, newsroom or a combination of both), with SEO knowledge, AP Style
fluency and familiarity with a WordPress-based CMS.

Candidates who progress to the final interview stage may be asked to take an
edit test, for which they will be compensated., LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national
origin, age, disability or genetic information.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and links to their strongest online writing and editing to with POLITICS in the subject line.

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