Patch.com is looking for freelance guest editors and writers at its East Bay sites.
If you enjoy working in a fast-paced online environment, consider freelancing for Patch, the fastest growing community news platform in the country, with more than 850 sites, 1,000 fulltime staffers and 20,000 bloggers.
Assignments vary from occasional eight-hour shifts to 40-hour weeks on a contract, as-needed basis.
The ideal candidate:
- Has a bachelor's degree in journalism and/or 1-2 years experience working in a communications field with an online presence.
- Is able to work independently.
- Has a car, laptop and camera.
- Is Facebook and Twitter savvy.
- Can shoot and upload photos and video in a breaking news environment.
- Is familiar with SEO practices and able to engage readers.
Launched in 2009 with the mission of becoming the most trusted source of local news and information via a platform of hyperlocal sites, Patch now serves nearly 12 million users (comScore, June 2012). We are the premier online destination for residents who want to participate in discussions, post announcements and event information, share their perspectives via Patch's blogging platform, and get involved in their communities.
If you're interested, please email a resume and short cover letter to Assistant Regional Editor David Mills, David.Mills@Patch.com.