SFist is seeking a full-time blogger with solid editing skills, news instincts, and a touch of wit who can cover a range of topics, from hard news to arts and food.
This is a paid, full-time position, with fully covered medical, dental and vision benefits. As the main Gothamist office is in NYC, SFist's new contributing editor will work from home (or wherever there's wi-fi). Days and hours may vary from a normal Monday-Friday 9-to-5 job, as covering breaking news in real time will be one of the new editor's responsibilities. The ideal candidate MUST be versatile and knowledgeable about San Francisco and its surrounding areas, as well as with SFist itself, its body of work, and its overall tone and voice.
The contributing editor's responsibilities will include: On a daily basis, producing a healthy mix of informative and engaging blog posts; reporting and reblogging news as assigned by other editors; checking facts and elaborating on others' reporting as necessary; helping to execute listicles and recurring features for the site; and occasionally editorializing on subjects of local interest in a smart and preferably light-hearted way. The ideal candidate should be as comfortable with writing aggregated blog posts from multiple news sources as he or she is adept at finding new and potentially viral content across the web. The new editor reports directly to SFist's editor in chief.
Requirements: At least one year of full-time blogging or equivalent experience, an instinct for what's newsworthy and the skills to report it out, a ferocious drive and piercing wit, a deep and abiding love for San Francisco, and the stamina to create at least six well written and click-worthy posts per day while helping manage the flow of pieces from other contributors. As SFist's contributing editor will be expected to do on-the-ground reporting, he or she must live in the Bay Area.
If you're interested, send a brief email with a summary of your experience and relevant links to [email protected], subject "SFist contributing editor." No need to follow up: If we're interested, you'll hear from us. No attachments, please.