Writer (Volunteer/Freelance)

NW Documentary

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.

Get published, build your portfolio, and tell an amazing story in a variety of markets.

Application Instructions: 

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