Staff Writer

Blavity, Inc.

Blavity, Inc. is a venture-funded media and technology company, founded in 2014 around a simple idea: enable Black millennials to tell their own stories. Today, we are home to the largest network of platforms and lifestyle brands serving the multifaceted lives of Black millennials & Gen Z through original content, video, unique experiences, and product solutions. Blavity Inc. has evolved into a market leader for Black media, reaching 250 million users per month through our growing brand portfolio, including Blavity, Blavity360º, AfroTech, Talent Infusion, 21Ninety, Travel Noire, Home & Texture, and Blavity House Party. Our Blavity, Inc. employee community is composed of passionate, energetic, and culturally conscious individuals working together to deliver value to each other, the company, and our clients. We are always searching for new additions to our community that will help us continue to scale, contribute meaningfully to our culture, and advance our strategic direction.

Job Summary:
Blavity Inc. is looking for a Staff Writer to serve as a savvy storyteller who creates digital content around timely news, interviews, recommendations, culture, and lifestyle topics. The Staff Writer must be able to produce trending stories in real time by incorporating Blavity, Inc.’s unique voice and brand proposition, ensuring articles resonate with Black and multicultural Millennial and Gen Z audiences. Responsibilities for this role include pitching and writing diverse stories encompassing news, interviews, tips, recommendations, and reviews.

This contracted 1099 role will report directly to the Senior Brand Manager, Travel Noire and require approximately 20-25 hours of work per week. Contractors will be responsible for providing their own equipment, including but not limited to laptop computers, cell phones, or any other electronic equipment required to perform their role.

Responsibilities

  • Publish at least three articles per shift
  • Source relevant stories and stay in-the-know on emerging news and trends
  • Pitch creative and original content ideas that aligns with Blavity’s Owned & Operated Brands

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Required Experience:
    • 1+ years experience in digital copywriting for lifestyle content
    • Proficient in creating, managing, and modifying content using a Content Management System
    • Strong knowledge of grammar and AP Style
  • Preferred Experience: Fluency in Asana, Jira, and/or comparable project management suite
  • Technologies:
    • Fluent in Google Suite, Google Search Console, WordPress, SEO tools, and GA4 or equivalent
  • Additional Qualifications:
    • A profound passion for and understanding of the travel industry
    • Independent, entrepreneurial self-starter who is comfortable taking on a high level of responsibility
    • High-energy, company-first, positive attitude; must be motivated to work hard in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills; willing to wear multiple hats
    • A healthy appreciation of GIFs and Black culture

Details:

  • This is a fully remote role.
  • The hourly rate for this role is $25.

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