We’re Hiring: JTA Features Writer/Blogger

Features Writer/Blogger
JTA, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, is seeking a high-energy, self-directed, deadline-oriented individual to work as a full-time feature writer/blogger. The ideal candidate will write profiles and feature stories pertaining to trends in American Jewish life and report and blog with a Jewish perspective on arts, entertainment, sports and the hottest news topics of the day. The candidate must have journalistic experience; familiarity with Jewish sensibilities and interests; the versatility and creativity to come up with a compelling Jewish angle on a wide variety of topics. The successful candidate will have excellent research and writing abilities and a conversational, engaging style.
·        Writing profiles and trend stories pertaining to Jewish life, Jewish identity and other Jewish topics that appeal to a general Jewish audience
·        Blogging and writing articles that offer Jewish take on topics in the wider culture that everybody is talking about
·        Contributing regularly to Jewish celebrity blog and general Jewish interest blog
·        Working with multi-media and online staff to enhance JTA’s digital offerings
·        Other duties as needed
·        Excellent reporting, writing and blogging skills
·        Familiarity with American Jewish interests and sensibilities
·        Ability to work quickly and on deadline
·        Familiarity with writing for the web
·        Ability to come up with a Jewish take on a wide range of topics
·        Maintain high ethics with blog presentation, content and daily work tasks
3+ years journalistic experience
Bachelor’s degree required
This is a full-time, salaried position with health benefits and vacation, personal and sick days.

Please submit resume, samples of work and salary req’s to: jobs@jta.org. NO CALLS PLEASE.

[cross-posted to JournalismJobs.com]

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