Staff Writer Job Description

staff writer job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Staff Writer Job Description

A staff writer is a person who writes for articles, books, magazines, newspapers, etc.

A staff writer works in a newsroom with other writers, journalists, and editors, to gather, research, write, and edit stories for publication.

A staff writer writes for newspapers, magazines, websites, or for individuals who are actors, authors, needing interviews, etc.

A staff writer can write on a variety of topics including sports, finance, travel, and medicine, as well as general news stories, politics, and religion.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Staff Writer who is passionate about writing and has a strong interest in fashion. The ideal candidate will have a strong voice and be able to write engaging and compelling copy.

Staff Writer Duties:

  • Research and write news, features, and interviews, following AP style
  • Keep abreast of breaking news and events
  • Report and write news stories on breaking events as they occur
  • Research, track, and write on timely topics, trends, and issues
  • Maintain and update database of sources and contacts
  • Focus on developing new sources and stories
  • Create and maintain regular contact and rapport with sources
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Develop contacts via phone, e-mail, in-person, and on social media
  • Keep story ideas current
  • Develop contacts for timely stories
  • Follow AP style guidelines

Staff Writer Responsibilities:

  • Generate written content, including logo creation, website copy, press releases, and social media updates, while collaborating with other team members to maximize branding efforts
  • Write monthly email newsletters
  • Manage Google AdWords campaigns
  • Write and edit creative briefs
  • Research content topics and keywords
  • Promote company through social media platforms
  • Maintain and edit company website
  • Create and monitor brand standards, including style guide, metrics, content calendar, and brand consistency
  • Develop and maintain company media kit

Requirements And Skills:

  • College degree in English or Creative Writing, Journalism, or other related field required
  • 3+ years experience in writing and editing for print publications
  • Ability to quickly understand and communicate complex ideas and concepts to diverse audiences
  • Strong wordsmithing skills
  • Excellent research and analysis skills

At [Company Name], we are an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages. We are also committed to supporting veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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