NW Documentary, an award-‐winning documentary film organization, seeks a Freelance Writer to join their 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. z
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 (a year before audiences were introduced to color film in Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind). We're creating afeature-‐length documentary to tell their untold story and share their unseen footage. Watch our current trailer here: vimeo.com/54933564 and find out more on the film website: www.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:-‐Unpaid with the opportunity to turn into a paid position-‐Able to work from home, or at our production office in Portland, OR which can provide a work space with wi-‐fi and full access to the production team.
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