Freelance Writer

Company: 
NW Documentary
City: 
Portland
State: 
OR
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NW Documentary, an award-winning documentary film non-profit organization, seeks a Freelance Writer to join our team to tell an amazing story. We're looking for an experienced writer with a background in feature articles to write profiles and feature articles (ranging from 100-3,000 words). The ideal candidate has a solid publication record from outlets such as National Geographic, Outside Magazine, New York Times, Smithsonian, and travel and in-flight publications. NW Documentary is an award-winning 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to tell untold stories. As a dedicated group of professionals volunteering our time and talents to this project, we are seeking a freelance writer to join us in telling an amazing story.

We've set out to tell the story of three young French people who, in 1938, were the first to take kayaks down the Green & Colorado rivers. Amazingly, they filmed their 900-mile journey in color film. We're creating a feature-length documentary to tell their untold story and share their footage. Find out more at frenchkayakfilm.com

Responsibilities:-Identify and compile database of article markets, contacts, and story concepts.-Develop story angles and queries geared towards target audiences.-Pitch ideas to editors-Interview Director, Crew, and Cast of Documentary Film-Draft stories-Help identify photos to supplement articles-Track submissions/acceptances/rejections

Qualifications:-Great writer that is smart, informative, and engaging. Ability to write in voice, tone, and style that is appropriate for different formats and publications.-BA in English, Journalism, or related field.-Able to provide writing samples.-Familiarity with magazine, online, and professional writing markets.-Absolute essential professionalism in work, conduct and interaction with editors.-Utter adherence to deadlines.

More Details:- Payment to writer varies by publication, and may be on a per-word basis or a flat fee. Author receives by-line and retains all publication rights.-Able to work from home, or at our production office which can provide a work space with wi-fi and full access to the production team.

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Email a cover letter and resume to production@nwdocumentary.org

Email: production@nwdocumentary.org

Web site: http://www.frenchkayakfilm.com/

Phone: 503-227-8688