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Townsquare Local Freelance Writer

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Townsquare Media

Billings, MT (Onsite)

Full Time

$Negotiable

Job description

Freelance News Writer- Billings

This is a Full-time in-office position working closely and collaboratively with a Team

Are you a dogged news junkie who lights up as the police scanner blares with a tip? The newsperson most likely to have an anonymous source text you with a big story? Townsquare Media Billings is hiring a passionate Digital News Freelancer to enhance our hyperlocal news coverage, cultivate strong news leads and engage the community around hard-hitting stories on multiple platforms. This position could turn into a more permanent position with Townsquare Media Billings.

We are looking for someone who is dedicated to being the first and most accurate with the news that affects our community most. The ideal candidate must live local to Billings, MT and have strong storytelling skills and will ensure journalistic integrity is upheld in our coverage. This candidate will be responsible for breaking news stories and therefore must be flexible and efficient, must be able to multitask and potentially juggle multiple leads, while also being able to dig deep into a variety of topics for compelling reports.

**Responsibilities **

  • Candidate will create meaningful contacts with local officials

  • Produce 8-10 news stories a week on average

  • Candidate will work with DME (Digital Managing Editor) to create news reports via audio and/or video

Qualifications

  • Experience in Journalism or related field

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task

  • Proficiency with social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

  • Passion for local media!

++About Us++

Townsquare is a community-focused digital media, digital marketing solutions and radio company focused outside the Top 50 markets in the U.S. Our assets include Townsquare Interactive, a digital marketing services subscription business providing web sites, search engine optimization, social platforms and online reputation management for approximately 21,900 SMBs; Townsquare IGNITE, a proprietary digital programmatic advertising technology with an in-house demand and data management platform; and Townsquare Media, our portfolio of 322 local terrestrial radio stations in 67 cities with corresponding local news and entertainment websites and apps including legendary brands such as WYRK.com, WJON.com, and NJ101.5.com, along with a network of national music brands including XXLmag.com, TasteofCountry.com, UltimateClassicRock.com and Loudwire.com.

TOWNSQUARE MEDIA BROADCASTING, LLC MAINTAINS A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE AND IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. APPLICANTS MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S.

** Townsquare Media provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Townsquare Media complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Townsquare Media expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with  the ability of Townsquare Media's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.**

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Last updated 1 month ago

Skills

Multitasking
Self-driven