WhatcomTalk is expanding our writing team to include additional business writers. Join our group of paid, professional writers as a freelancer on our growing team. Tell stories about what it’s like to live, work and play in Whatcom County with a focus on profiles of local businesses and their role in the community.

WhatcomTalk publishes positive stories about people, businesses and organizations doing good things in communities around Whatcom County. Our stories are published online and distributed via social media to followers via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Our platform reaches thousands of viewers every month – people that want to know about the great things happening around Whatcom County.

Job Requirements:

  • Proven experience creating error-free articles on a deadline
  • Ability to professionally interview and interface with local business owners
  • Interest in writing featured business articles on specific, set topics
  • Flexibility to conduct interviews during regular business hours in-person
  • Reliability and consistency
  • Strong self-motivation skills
  • Skills to take quality photographs during interviews to submit with stories
  • Initiative to pitch general community story ideas on a monthly basis
  • Fluent usage of technology – email, word processing, photo editing, Internet
  • Sincere passion for sharing the positive stories happening in our community

To apply:

  • Submit a resume in Word format to submit@whatcomtalk.com.
  • Include a writing sample of 200 words (or less), describing why you love our community.
  • Include three samples of previously published writing.
  • Please address any questions to submit@whatcomtalk.com.
  • Do not include additional work samples or references unless requested.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2019.

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