Freelance blogger/buzz-builder for The Media Consortium

*Job Description*

Where:Telecommute
Status: Freelance blogger/buzz-builder for “Weekly” news summary blogs. Contract is 3 months with option to renew.
Who: The Media Consortium
Compensation:* Weekly stipend of $150 for approx. 10 hours/week ($15/hour)

The Media Consortium, a network of leading progressive independent journalism organizations, announces a freelance blogging and promotions position for a web and independent media savvy journalist with strong background in immigration and immigration reform.

This work is a key component of The Media Consortium’s MediaWire project–an aggregation and distribution initiative intended to spotlight, build traffic and generate buzz for Media Consortium members’ reporting on the nation’s most critical issues including health care,immigration and the economy.

Media Consortium bloggers write weekly syndicated “best of” roundups
highlighting exemplary content from our members. Blog posts will be
based on content aggregated from the economy, environment, health care,
immigration feeds aggregated on Delicious. Opportunities for longer,
feature-length articles may arise later on. Articles and blog posts
written by Media Consortium bloggers are featured in leading blogs and
progressive journalism outlets across the country.

Job requirements include:

* Writing one weekly blog of 800-1000 words that rounds up and key
stories from Media Consortium members for syndication across the net.
* Using social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter to draw attention to weekly posts/blog.
* Helping identify online communities and sites to promote and place blog posts.
* Joining scheduled calls with Media Consortium staff to plan outreach and coverage.

Qualifications:
* At least 2 years experience as an issue-based or political blogger
or reporter
* Familiarity with progressive media organizations and the
political/issue-based blogging community.
* Comfortable with the concept of adding multimedia elements to
reporting.
* Self-starter and team player with a sense of humor.

*Note that this is a contract position. Send a cover letter, resume, and links to your work to: erin@themediaconsortium.com. No phone calls please. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.*

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