The core function of this position is to produce written news summaries and articles for our audience of conservative readers. The ideal candidate for this position will have a thorough understanding of and interest in current events and the media’s role in informing the public. IJR publishes content 7 days a week so this position will require weekend availability. You may read more about IJR here​ and view our Editorial Standards and Guidelines here​.

This position requires three articles a day, Monday through Friday, completed between 7:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. The shift will at times require some weekend work. Articles will appear on the Independent Journal Review site under your byline. (IJR does not allow writers to submit work under pseudonyms.)

Independent Journal Review:

The Independent Journal Review is organizing an online community to elevate trusted voices on all sides so that Americans can be fully informed.​ With an emphasis on politics and culture, we write for a highly engaged, mostly conservative audience. We are committed to tracking down, reporting and explaining the truth for Americans and those around the world. Independent Journal Review is owned by NextFund Voices.

HOW IT WORKS:

Here are the details for our writers:

  • Writers may pitch their stories, but we may pick the topics for you as well.
  • We write a headline for you, but writers are encouraged to develop headline ideas.
  • Writers are expected to include original sources in their pitches and all sources must be cited correctly and appropriately.
    • You may need to find 2-3 additional sources, depending on the article
  • Your articles will consist of 300 – 500 words of original content to explain the news story and why it is important to conservatives.

We pay a starting price of $15 per article. Articles take our current writers between 30 minutes to an hour to do — the longer they spend writing for us daily, the faster and easier each article becomes.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and analysis on topics and events assigned by editorial team.
  • Report on current events happening in US elections, domestic and international affairs, and relevant topics as needed.
  • Construct arguments to support truth in honest and accurate reporting.
  • Fact-check statements, data, evidence, and other elements to support claims in reporting.
  • Accept feedback from editorial team and apply new knowledge to writing for our highly engaged audience.
  • May be asked to do additional tasks as assigned.

Job Prerequisites:

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to follow deadlines closely.
  • Keen interest in current events, especially national politics.
  • Ability to interact with colleagues, field contacts, and sources.
  • Ability to adapt to the inherent changes of an evolving and growing company.
  • Passion for writing and a firm grasp of grammar and organization.
  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS is a plus.
  • Prior experience writing for a print or online news outlet.
  • Knowledge of AP Style is a plus.