Staff Writer job description

Staff Writer responsibilities include:

Performing research on different topics
Analyzing and interpreting findings by breaking down data
Uncovering newsworthy stories

Job brief

We are looking for an enthusiastic staff writer to join our editorial team. You will work closely with the editor-in-chief, reporters and freelancers.

As a staff writer, you should be able to perform thorough research on various topics and have a keen eye for detail.

Ultimately, you should be able to deliver good quality content like news posts, reviews and features. Responsibilities

Perform research on different topics
Analyze and interpret findings by breaking down data
Uncover newsworthy stories
Interview key people (witnesses, sources etc.)
Write content with readers needs in mind
Ensure your pieces are accurate and objective
Establish contacts and sources to use in future research
Maintain notes in written or electronic form
Contribute to content idea generation for publication
Stay up-to-date with local, national and international affairs


Proven work experience as a staff writer or reporter
Demonstrable portfolio of published articles
Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search and databases)
Excellent writing skills in English
Ability to follow strict deadlines and fact-check information
Good observation skills
Broad knowledge of headlines
BSc degree in journalism, communications or relevant field