Staff Writer - Mashable

Editorial Culver City, California


Description

The Details

Mashable's evergreen team is seeking an enthusiastic, nimble features writer to work at its Los Angeles office.

The role will involve contributing copy on a daily basis, both in the form of quick hits and longer pieces, across all Mashable’s sections including Entertainment, Tech, Culture, Science, and Social Good. Daily output will be split between shorter stories based on the news and trends of the day, and longer evergreen articles stemming from SEO data insight, trending search terms, and calendar events. An ability to conceive timely, compelling and entertaining takes that will perform well over time on search is a must, as is a broad interest across our verticals and an awareness of cultural conversations and topics.

The ideal candidate is eager to work with a small but scrappy team taking smart, nuanced, and intersectional approaches to important issues. A demonstrated interest in writing about Mashable’s core verticals -- including technology, entertainment, science, social good and web culture – is vital. Please indicate in your cover letter where your passions lie. A willingness to learn and be flexible is imperative.

Candidates should have proven reporting experience, be familiar with Mashable's coverage across verticals, be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and have a strategic, critical eye.

The Day to Day

  • Conceiving and writing several creative, unique stories per day
  • Working on a mixture of quicker news hits and deeper dives
  • Liaising with other teams to maximise evergreen story potential
  • Working with analytics and the audience team to identify ideas

 Qualifications

  • Based in LA 
  • Editorial experience ideally in a fast-paced digital realm
  • Ability to multitask
  • Creative ideas Mashable has never seen before
  • Solid news writing skills and a critical eye
  • Strong grasp of style and grammar
  • A self-starter as well as a team player (a sense of humor is a must!)
  • Knowledge of the digital space and Mashable's core coverage areas
  • Awareness of what makes a story shareable
Be sure to Include links to three published stories in your cover letter.

About Mashable

Mashable is a global media and entertainment company that’s passionate about culture and tech. With smart, spirited coverage of stories that keep people talking, Mashable reaches millions of users who can’t get enough of the people, products, and innovations that shape our connected lives. We’re clever. We’re curious. We’re ahead of the curve. Obsess with us.

About j2 Global

Founded in 1995, j2 Global® (NASDAQ:JCOM) is an award winning, leading provider of Internet services through its two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media.

The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe® and Onebox® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents.

The Digital Media Division, created with j2 Cloud Services’ November 2012 acquisition of Ziff Davis, Inc.

Ziff Davis, Inc. is the leading digital media company specializing in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, reaching over 117 million unique visitors per month. Ziff Davis sites include Mashable.com, IGN.com, PCMag.com, AskMen.com, ComputerShopper.com, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com, LogicBuy.com and Toolbox.com. Ziff Davis also operates NetShelter, the largest community of technology publishers dedicated to consumer electronics, computing and mobile communications. Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors.

As of December 31, 2016, j2 Cloud Services had achieved 21 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth.

For more information about j2, please visit www.j2global.com

Our Culture:

At j2 Global®, we work in a culture of collaboration and welcome those who desire to join our growing global community. We seek enthusiastic individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit looking for an environment that rewards your best work.

J2 Global offers competitive salaries, health benefits, a 401k, and company-sponsored events. If you’re seeking a dynamic work environment where you can see the direct impact of your performance, then j2 is the place for you.

J2 Global® is an Equal Opportunity Employer.