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Black Enterprise
Freelance Editorial Assistant
Remote
Employer est.:$25 Per Hour
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Black Enterprise is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, Black Enterprise has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Black Enterprise reaches its audiences through four content channels: Events, Digital, Video, and Publishing.

Black Enterprise is looking for a highly knowledgeable and capable Editorial Assistant. The new Black Enterprise editorial structure requires the writer/assistant to be well versed in black news and business culture.

This new position is a high-volume content production assistant to the Senior Digital Editor. The Editorial Assistant will be required to occasionally write stories but primarily help the editor with various tasks, uploading content and perform a range of administrative and editorial tasks necessary to the production of publications. You'll often be involved in projects from conception to completion.

Responsibilities:

  • Source story ideas from the web, social platforms, and multiple editorial analytical platforms
  • Performing all administrative duties, such as making calls, replying to emails, and setting up meetings, uploading copy into CMS
  • Periodically interview subjects for original content stories for the Black Enterprise site and its social accounts
  • Occasionally create copy for text-over-image videos for the Black Enterprise’s site and social accounts
  • Serve as back up for the Digital Editors by helping produce content from freelance writers and site contributors

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years experience in writing for a digital publisher, online news/entertainment outlet
  • Ability to write and edit quickly without compromising brand integrity, voice or mission
  • Belief in analytical driven story sourcing and article production
  • Passion for Black news, business, and entrepreneurship
  • A strong work ethic and a self-starter
  • Working knowledge of WordPress or similar CMS
  • Familiarity with Crowdtangle, Newswhip, or other content sourcing platform

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $1,000.00 per week

Schedule:

  • Day shift

Experience:

  • Writing Skills: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: Remote

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