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NEWS WRITER

About United News International
United News International - UNI gathers, composes and distributes one-minute video and text news reports that covers just the basic elements of any news event – Who, What, When and Where.

UNI is a global fair use news agency with a global monthly reach of 200 million and a Facebook fan base of 3.7 Million. We have achieved billions of one-minute video views in every country on earth. UNI separates news reporting from opinion and analysis and has developed a successful anchored video format designed around consumer's increasingly digital, social and mobile lives. We are an early stage company with big ambitions.

UNI currently has City Desks in New York City, Washington D.C., The Pacific NW, Manila and Tokyo. Our company has re-located its global HQ’s to Nashville and is currently operating within the Skyway Studio’s complex. Over the summer we will be scaling up our operations to support a growing list of foreign city desks in every national capital region in the world.

Who we are looking for
A talented and reliable copywriter to help compose our fair use one-minute news reports. We are looking for someone who is fast and efficient.

Requirements

  • Ability to research any topic on the Internet quickly and accurately.
     
  • Scrupulous attention to facts, accuracy, fairness and objectivity.
     
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university.
     
  • Prefer (not required for the right applicant)1-year relevant experience in deadline-driven newsroom.
     
  • Have good interpersonal skills. Be a dependable, quick thinker with an eye for detail.
     
  • Be creative with a positive attitude and a motivated team player.

Compensation

Starting at $11.50 per hour, with review after 90-days. After the review period the newsroom staff salaries range from $24,000 to $42,000. Our mid manager salaries are currently in the range of $45,000 to $70,000.

Instructions to Apply

To assess whether you're a fit for our newsroom, we require applicants to research and write an original 150-word broadcast-style news report covering the basic Who - What - When - Where of a recent news event in East Asia or Southeast Asia. Applicants will automatically be disqualified without the original writing sample. Place the news report writing sample in the cover letter section. You must do this or we will not consider you for the position. Also, submit a resume and references, and up to three links to other writing samples. Our team will review applications and contact applicants we feel fit the position. Please don't call our newsroom directly.

These are full time positions in Nashville, TN. We will not accept applications for freelancers or pitches for writing services.

UNI is an equal opportunity employer.

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