Staff Writer Job Description

If you want to hire a Staff Writer to help with your company, you may not know where to begin. The first step is to understand what a Staff Writer does and what tasks can be delegated. This article explains those tasks and will help you in your search for the right staff member.

About the Staff Writer Position

We’re seeking a creative and eager team player to join our company as a Staff Writer. As a Staff Writer, you’ll be responsible for generating content from start to finish, including researching topics, interviewing subjects, and writing copy. 

If you think you’d be a good fit for the Staff Writer position and would like to apply, we’d love to hear from you.

Staff Writer Responsibilities

  • Thoroughly research assigned subject matter
  • Conduct interviews with any relevant sources
  • Write clear and concise articles, blog posts, etc.
  • Proofread and edit your work
  • Work closely with editors to make necessary changes
  • Stay knowledgeable on current events
  • Establish and maintain relationships with media/PR professionals
  • Attend meetings to receive new assignments

Staff Writer Requirements 

  • Relevant experience as a Staff Writer, Journalist, or similar position
  • BA/BS in journalism, communications, or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Advanced editing skills
  • Portfolio preferred but not required

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a good Staff Writer?

A good Staff Writer is able to throw themselves into the story they’re writing! Whether conducting research, interviewing an expert, or writing and editing the story to bring it all together, a strong Staff Writer can do it all.

Who does a Staff Writer report to?

A Staff Writer typically reports to an Editor.

What is the salary range for a Staff Writer?

The usual salary range for a Staff Writer is $32,000 to $62,000.

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