I run a news explainer blog at KQED public media. It's called The Lowdown, and exists to provide background context and basic analysis on key news events. The site – which launched last year – is geared to both general audiences and high school social studies teachers interested in integrating current events into their curriculum.
I'm looking to assemble a small group of fairly regular content producers who ideally have the following qualifications (in order of importance):
1. Strong writing skills: must be able to produce well researched, accurate, and very clean copy that does not require a major editing overhaul.
3. Ideally (but not required), some degree of eduction experience. This is a perfect gig for teachers turned journalists. Having a basic understanding of high school social studies standards and some grasp of what it's like to be a teacher is a huge plus.
A lot to ask, right?
If interested, please send me a few clips (that illustrate your writing and multimedia skills) along with a list of your journalism/education experience and skill set.
I should also mention that over a year ago, at the start of my project, a sent out a call for freelancers to this listserve, but decided I still needed to further refine the site. So, if you responded to me back then, and I never got back to you, sorry about that – it doesn't mean I wasn't interested! Please apply again.
Thanks very much!