Sex & Relationships Writer, Bustle

Remote /
Editorial – Bustle /
Part-time
The Sex and Relationships writer will contribute to Bustle’s Lifestyle vertical 3-4 days a week during regular office hours. Reporting to the site’s Deputy Wellness Editor, coverage will include sex, relationships, dating, sexual health, LGBTQ+ issues, and plantonic relationships, as well as how those areas intersect with pop culture and astrology. 

Day-to-day responsibilities include pitching and writing search-forward service and trend stories around sex and relationships at a short turnaround. There will also be opportunities to contribute longer-lead articles, including cultural analysis, second-day takes, Q&As, as-told-tos, and reported pieces.

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

Applicants should have at least 2+ years of writing experience with a proven ability to consistently brainstorm ideas with unique angles. Candidates must also display a strong, individual voice with an understanding of inclusivity, feminism, and body positivity. 

The writer will work remotely and communicate with the Deputy Wellness Editor throughout their shift.

Requirements

    • 2+ years of experience writing for an online publication
    • Comfort covering sensitive topics
    • Ability to turn in clean, accurate, well-sourced, and authoritative copy in a timely fashion and accept feedback
    • A knack for writing with voice and flair
    • A sense for what makes a Bustle story

Responsibilities

    • Pitch concise, thoughtful story ideas 
    • Write 4-6 stories per week comprising a mix of pitches and assignments
    • Track down sources and conduct interviews and follow-ups
    • Maintain correspondence with editors throughout shift
    • Find appropriate art to accompany stories
    • Manage multiple articles at a time, switching between topics when necessary
    • Follow Bustle style, writing/reporting/inclusivity guidelines, and SEO best practices
    • Cite primary sources wherever possible and incorporate peer-reviewed studies
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