Lifestyle Writer, Bustle

Remote /
Editorial – Bustle /
Part-time
Bustle is seeking a remote, part-time writer to cover trending news and service across Bustle’s Wellness and Life verticals. Day-to-day responsibilities include writing lightly reported articles (both short turnaround and longer lead), evergreen service stories, and digestible explainers about topics like social media, technology, wellness trends, self, and identity. Examples of the kinds of articles you’d work on include: 

Gen Z Thinks Its Cringey When Millennials Say Sheesh
How To Use Neopronouns, According To Experts & People Who Use Them
People On TikTok Are Eating Pre-Workout Powder Dry
13 Texts To Send To A Friend Who’s Going Through It

Stories will require the writer to find sources, conduct phone and email interviews, or cite peer-reviewed studies. A network of industry contacts and go-to experts is a plus.

Candidates must have availability to work up to 28 hours per week during business hours, ET. The writer will work remotely and communicate with the Health & Wellness editor while online.

Responsibilities

    • Write up to five, 700-word stories per week comprising a mix of pitches and assignments
    • Stay up-to-date on social media and technology trends, as well as online conversations about self and identity
    • Manage ongoing assignments, including conducting interviews and follow-up reporting

Requirements

    • Applicants should have at least 2 years experience covering trending news or service at an online publication
    • Ability to turn in clean, well-sourced, accurate copy in a timely fashion 
    • Comfort covering sensitive topics
    • Familiarity with SEO best practices
    • A sense for what makes a Bustle story
BDG is one of today’s leading, global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture. Over 161 million readers turn to our brands — Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, NYLON, Inverse, Mic, Input, Gawker, W, Romper, Scary Mommy, Fatherly, and The Dad — to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. BDG is headquartered in New York City.