Freelance Writer - Competitive

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Thrillist Media Group is the foremost expert in helping guys everywhere live fun lives. Our business is built on deliberate discovery as guys are actively seeking out the best that life has to offer and trust our recommendations to help them make decisions. We have 3 brands that we use as the foundation of these recommendations across all the areas of men’s lifestyle that matter the most. These properties are: Thrillist.com, Supercompressor.com and JackThreads.com

Thrillist.com is hiring a freelance writer to contribute bar, restaurant, nightlife, and event articles for its New York edition. Thrillist provides an opportunity to create exciting content that both local and visiting readers will find entertaining and informative, as well as share with friends on social media. The ideal candidate has an intimate knowledge of the restaurant and bar scene in New York, as well as experience as a food, nightlife and/or destination guide writer in digital media. Additionally, candidates with strong photography skills are preferred. An understanding of SEO and social media is critical. This is a chance to work with a winning team in the men’s interest space and help build its future.

Responsibilities:

Create relevant and engaging content based on new and best destinations as assigned and pitched
Work with Editor to generate ideas for new content topics
Meet regular submission deadlines
Provide media (e.g., original photography, sourced images, etc.) to accompany copy
Qualifications:

Must be based in or near New York
3+ years experience writing, with focus on local food and nightlife content
Acute knowledge of New York’s food, bar, nightlife and summer events scenes
Strong writing skills
Strong photography skills w/ a DSLR camera preferred
Deep personal enthusiasm for the best, newest, and coolest places to eat, drink, and have fun
Appreciation for the Thrillist brand and voice
Ability to meet regular deadlines while working independently

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