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Monday, January 5, 2015

Riverfront Times Seeks Freelance Writers for Longform Feature Stories

Posted By on Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Actual RFT cover stories from freelance writers!
  • Actual RFT cover stories from freelance writers!

Riverfront Times is looking to increase its stable of freelance writers for longform features and cover stories. Candidates must be able to pitch novel and newsworthy story ideas and write narrative articles that grab readers' attention and maintain their interest through a 2,000- to 4,000-word piece.

Ideal applicants will have a solid understanding of the inner workings of St. Louis and the region and know how to effectively report a story through both interviews and research. Special consideration to those candidates with the proven ability to write hard news and investigative articles and tell a story through a variety of media, such as video, audio and graphics.

Need some examples of what we're talking about? Check out these freelance feature stories:

- The Life, Death and Resurrection of the Craft Cocktail in St. Louis

- The Strange Case of a Drug-War Informant, a Ferrari and an Alleged Kidnapping

- Tour Van Break-Ins Have St. Louis in Music Industry Cross Hairs

To apply, send an email (subject line "longform freelancer") to Include a short introduction in the email and attach a résumé along with two or three published clips of at least 2,000 words in length.

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