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Video News Writer

About United News International
United News International - UNI is a global fair use news agency with a global monthly reach of 160 million and a Facebook fan base of 3.6 Million. UNI gathers, composes and distributes one-minute video and text news reports. UNI separates news reporting from opinion and analysis and has developed a successful anchored format designed around consumer's increasingly digital, social and mobile lives.

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 in journalism from an accredited university.
Minimum 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. Full-time employees offered stock options. Lunch provided daily with monthly public transit pass provided to all employees.

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. Also, submit a resume, references, and a formal cover letter with 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 Portland, OR. We will not accept applications for freelancers or pitches for writing services.

UNI is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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