Details for Write for Us: Freelance opportunities

Insight News is powered by a small group of forward-thinking staff, freelance writers and photographers. We look for team members who are self-starters, who have an interest in promoting community life through story-telling, who are connected to their communities, who are bold and creative.

We are looking to enhance the reader experience across our channels by providing a beautiful and bold newspaper, presenting a user-friendly website and offering engaging social media . To make these enhancements we are looking for a few people who have fresh, bold approaches to journalism and storytelling.

The Position: Freelance Writer

We’re looking for a experienced, witty, out-of-the-box self-starter to join our team of freelance writers. If you’re enthusiastic about connecting with people, and have a unique and contextual understanding of journalism and storytelling - we’re looking for you!

The details: Create meaningful, timely and culturally-specific content that conveys the Insight News editorial mission of information, instruction and inspiration.

Requirements/Competencies:

  • Proactive and professional communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial approach and can-do attitude
  • Excellent with time-management and follow-up
  • Ability to absorb feedback and take direction
  • Familiarity with social media and mobile applications usage.
  • Ability to work independently, following rules and procedures.
  • Self-Starter with great problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Result driven with “can do” attitude”.
  • Positive, Persistent, Hands on, energetic, organized, and team player.

If you are intersted, please send resume with cover letter and writing sample to batalara@insightnews.com. No phone calls, please.

Insight News, Minnesota’s largest ethnic newspaper, is a free, weekly publication that is distributed in the Twin Cities and its surrounding suburbs. The publication was founded 45 years ago by Al McFarlane who believed then and who believes now that our stories –stories of people of color, stories about community and stories about arts and culture—are presented best when they come from our voices.

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