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Monday, March 23, 2015

Riverfront Times Seeks a Newshound Freelancer

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 6:00 AM

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Riverfront Times is hiring a freelancer to contribute weekly to our news blog, Daily RFT.

We're looking for a writer who can contribute between three to five posts a week on everything from quick, breaking news to longer, more researched stories. That means we need a true news junkie who's always up to date on what's happening in St. Louis. It also means we need someone who can turn around well-written, well-reported posts on a tight deadline. It's fast-paced work, and we need someone with great news judgment.

Candidates should have some experience writing for an online news outlet, and knowledge of how to use online blogging platforms. Writers for Daily RFT are generally given the freedom to write about what interests them most, but the ideal candidate will have a true passion for hard news happening in the greater St. Louis area. A good sense of humor is required.

This is a paid gig. We pay a base rate for posts that rely mainly on aggregation, and more for original, reported pieces.

Beats we cover include Ferguson, cops and crime, sex, courts, media, LGBT rights, tech, drugs and -- occasionally -- penguin attacks.

Please send an email (subject line "Blog Freelancer") to jessica.lussenhop@riverfronttimes.com and include the following:

  • Brief email cover letter, including the topics you feel most qualified to write about.
  • A resume.
  • Links to relevant writing samples.

Email the author at Jessica.Lussenhop@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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