EMPLOYMENT: Barranquilla Life is looking for a Freelance News Reporter!

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A News Reporter types out a story.
A News Reporter types out a story. Photo Credit: cjnotebook.com

The Local News Reporter is a member of the Barranquilla Life editorial team who identifies and writes original news stories on local political, business, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle news issues that are pushing the current conversation.

If you’re like us, you share our belief that this city is poised to become the best in Latin America. It’s perfectly placed on the northern coast, only two hours from Miami and surrounded in all directions by beautiful landmarks and paradise tourist spots. Plus, its infrastructure is undergoing a massive overhaul. Barranquilla is growing the bones it needs to be a super-city.

At the same time, we aren’t blind; there are some major issues we need to overcome, like any growing city. It just needs good people to push it in the right direction. People who share a collective vision for the future. People who can dig and find problems and call out opportunities and present them to the public. People who can write great stories that need reading. Those are the people we need on our team. If that sounds like you, let us know!

Primary Job Functions:

Research and write news stories as assigned by the Editorial Director.
Participate in regular editorial team meetings.
When necessary, travel within the city to conduct interviews and gather information.
Follow social networks and other publications to keep up-to-date on current affairs related to local news.

Skills And Experience (Preferable):

  • You are able to write fast, yet accurately and well;
  • You are a people person who can find the stories that haven’t been discussed
  • You have good judgment and strong ethics;
  • Journalism/Communications background would be a plus (but not required).

To Apply:

Send an email to info@barranquillalife.com and put “News Reporter” in the subject line. In the email body, answer the four questions below. If you have a resume, please include that too.

1. Tell us who you are and what you’re doing now.
2. Let us know if you’ve ever worked in the news industry – doing what?
3. What have you written? Include some samples if you have them.
4. Why do you think this job is perfect for you?

If you would like to work with us, contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you!

Note: If you are an ESL student, we would be happy to work with you so long as you have attained or are studying at the B2 level or above and are willing to work with our editor to improve your writing skill.

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In a former life, Mike was a corporate project manager in Canadian telecom. For the last 6 years, he has been traveling around Latin America, teaching English and writing. Mike now lives with his partner in beautiful Barranquilla.

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