We are also seeking to hire multiple writers for the as-yet-unnamed digital magazine project headed up by former Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi and former Salon.com columnist Alex Pareene. The magazine will feature deeply reported investigative journalism, along with commentary, media criticism, and scathing satire, written by the entire staff individually and in collaboration with one another.
We’re looking for candidates from a variety of backgrounds, from public service journalism to humor writing. While the single most important qualification is an ability to write with wit and style, some other skills are also useful:
— Experience reporting on corruption and fraud, in business or any level of government.
— The ability (and willingness) to collaborate with other writers, as in a television “writers’ room.”
— Facility with prose imitation and parody.
— Magazine-length narrative feature-writing experience.
— A finely-tuned sense of outrage.
— But not a tiresome one.
The ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate some combination of these traits and skills. Research, editing, and on-camera experience are additional pluses, but by no means requirements.
We will look at all resumes, but the best way to get our attention is with a brief cover letter (written like a human, not a cover letter-generating robot) and a list of clips of your favorite work. Feel free to be eclectic: In-depth investigations, blog posts, satirical writing and funny Tweets are all acceptable clips.
All staff writers will, at least in the first months of the magazine’s existence, be strongly encouraged to live in or relocate to the New York City area.
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