Komando StaffKomando Staff, Komando.com
September 22nd, 2017
Would you like your work to have a national audience?
One of the nation’s largest personality-driven news and entertainment organizations is seeking a strong, seasoned consumer tech writer to generate new, exciting and informative content for our website, electronic guides and subscription-based digital publications. This is a tremendous opportunity to work in a growing media environment.
The ideal candidates have a degree in journalism or communications, are tech savvy, have experience in media and are able to provide accurate, highly readable copy on recurring deadlines. While you will write primarily for "print" (digital), experience in writing attention-grabbing SEO-friendly headlines, broadcast writing and strong social media knowledge would also be helpful skills.
Komando.com is the homepage for The Kim Komando Show, the nation's largest talk-radio show about everything digital. It broadcasts every weekend on more than 450 radio stations in the U.S. and internationally on the American Forces Radio Network. Kim's weekly column appears nationally in USA Today, Fox News Digital and in more than 100 daily newspapers. We send more than 12 million newsletters each week. We also produce books, consumer buying guides, podcasts and videos.
There is no other national online content writing opportunity like this in the Phoenix, Arizona area. You will receive a byline on your original content.
Duties and Responsibilities:
A consumer tech writer’s responsibility is to produce high quality written content for our site and newsletters, driving traffic to the site and compelling multiple page views. The ideal candidate should have a keen knowledge or background in tech and be able to express that knowledge in a conversational writing style. This position is not for beginners. Must submit samples with byline from well established publication(s).
Research and identify topics and news stories relevant to the Komando brand and valuable to its readers
Create copy that positions Komando.com as the online authority
Create and update landing pages on the site with appropriate and value-added links, images or videos.
This Position Requires:
Excellent copywriting and proofing skills
Compelling story-telling ability
Engaging headline writing
Working understanding of SEO techniques
Ability to write content quickly and accurately
Ability to hit a high story count
Skills and Specifications:
Demonstrated professional-level skills in consumer writing and reporting, translating complex information
Interest in, knowledge of and an on-going curiosity and passion for consumer electronics and trends in the digital space
Proficiency in MS Office, WordPress or similar CMS and Web publishing, HTML editing is a plus
Experience covering the digital/electronics industry
Ability to work collaboratively in fast-paced, team-oriented diverse environment
Ability to accept direction and constructive criticism
Ability to produce content quickly, calmly, accurately and proficiently under multiple deadlines
Experience writing for website, radio and newsletters
Experience writing podcasts and TV scripts a plus
Education and Qualification:
Bachelor's Degree in journalism, communications or related curriculum preferred
Minimum 3+ years of professional writing experience in publishing environment
Excellent grammar and impeccable spelling required
Familiar with AP and Mervin Block writing styles
Quick learner, and willingness to adapt and take on new roles and responsibilities as required
In addition to your resume, please submit links to current writing samples and write a tip that answers this question: "What three things are most important when buying a smartphone?" The tip should adhere to the Komando.com style and length. You can browse our Tips pages for examples. This submission is for review only and will not be used in any production capacity.
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This position is for the Phoenix area only.
Relocation compensation is not offered for this position.
Salary is commensurate with experience and market size. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including: major medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, life insurance, 401k with company match, and AFLAC group services. Paid time off includes: sick, corporate holidays, and personal vacation. This is a full-time, onsite position at our studio and corporate office in Phoenix, Arizona.
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