We're looking for writers to find, pitch, and write engaging human interest stories with viral potential. These are stories that will inspire, uplift, and inform.
The ideal candidate:
- Has a keen sense of which human interest stories have viral appeal
- Is a strong writer and capable storyteller
- Is an avid reader of stories online (via reddit, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.)
- Understands social media deeply
- Learns and adapts quickly to audience interests
- Is highly adaptable in general, as well as as a writer, i.e flourishes in a changing, startup environment
We do not need to publish what everyone is publishing. We need writers who can quickly zero in on what specific audiences are interested in and on what makes each story special and engaging.
Strong writing ability is an absolute must. Newsroom experience a plus. Must be able to work independently and under strict deadlines.
- Identifying, sourcing, and writing stories on a daily basis
- Adapting to evolving house style and editorial guidelines
Please send at least three writing samples (ideally unedited; please specify if they are edited). If you do not have any writing samples that fall within this genre, also include three story pitches in your cover letter.
The Epoch Times is an independent media organization dedicated to seeking the truth through accurate and insightful journalism.
Standing outside of political interests and the pursuit of profit, our starting point and our goal is to create a media for the public benefit, to be truly responsible to society.
We endeavor to educate readers about today’s most critical topics, seeking to broaden... and uplift minds. We believe that rational, balanced debate is key to fostering a healthy democracy and compassionate society.
As an independent media we use our freedom to investigate issues overlooked—or avoided—by other media outlets. Yet we seek to highlight solutions and what’s good in society rather than what divides us.
We report respectfully, compassionately, and rigorously.
We look to the wisdom of great civilizations of the past to inspire essential goodness in our lives today.
We stand against the systematic destruction of culture by communism, which continues to harm societies around the world.
We are inspired in this by our own experience. The Epoch Times was founded in 2000 to bring honest and uncensored news to people oppressed by the lies and violence in communist China.
We still believe journalism is a noble vocation, but only when it genuinely seeks to serve its communities and help them flourish. In all that we do, we will hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity. This is our promise to you.