Self-Employed Contractor Position
Compensation: $65 per story
Writing Samples Required
The Multimedia Journalist reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications and is responsible for discovering, researching and writing compelling news stories from the northern Utah business community. The individual will represent the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce and its brand, Northern Utah Business (Nubiz.org). Stories are published weekly through the Chamber newsletter, the Northern Utah Business newsletter, and posted on www.nubiz.org. Please review the Northern Utah Business website to see story samples.
The journalist will work with the Director of Marketing & Communications to identify business stories from the northern Utah business community. Stories may include, but not be limited to: new businesses in the area, leadership or business structure changes, significant growth or decline in employee base, expansion of facilities or company moves, new technologies or processes to be implemented, significant sales or revenue changes, product or service development, etc.
Gather information, conduct interviews and accurately document sources and contact information.
Write business news articles, each including 500-800 words, a minimum of three quotes and a visual aspect (photo or video). Articles are submitted to the Ogden-Weber Chamber Marketing & Communications Director. The Chamber manages an Nubiz Editorial Calendar and all story ideas/concepts are approved by the Chamber prior to beginning any project. You will provide unlimited use of written material and photography to the Chamber. The Chamber also maintains full rights to edit copy and photography as needed/desired.
- Exceptional writing, editing, presentation and verbal communication skills
- Excellent proficiency in English grammar
- Well-versed in AP style writing
- Extremely detail-oriented
- Self-motivated and deadline driven
- Proficient with MS Office
- Efficient photography skills
- Access and use of: computer, Internet, cell phone, photo equipment and transportation
- Education and/or experience in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing Communications, English, or related field
This is a self-employed contractor position (1099 position) that is compensated at a rate of $65 per story. All expenses (i.e., mileage and/or gas reimbursement, computer equipment, phone, Internet, etc.,) will be paid by the contractor and are not reimbursed by the Chamber. The Chamber will provide a Nubiz business card as you will be required to be a representative of the organization.
The Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based, non-profit organization created to advance business prosperity in Weber County and northern Utah. The Chamber is proactive and innovative in providing opportunities for businesses of all sizes to succeed in the local community. Learn more about the Chamber at http://www.ogdenweberchamber.com.?
Send a cover letter, resume, and 1-3 work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.