West Virginia Lead Writer

United States

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Job Purpose: 

The lead writer for West Virginia will create news pieces and page content as it relates to the state’s gaming industry, with an emphasis on online casino, poker and sports betting. The writer will be responsible for about 5 to 7 pieces per week of variable length. While much of the content will be assigned by the site runner, the lead writer will also be expected to generate content ideas.

Job duties and responsibilities: 
•Write copy and news stories for Catena’s WV sites as well as WV-related and other content for sites elsewhere in the network of sites, on occasion.
•Generate story ideas and resources that would be of use to readers interested in WV online casinos, poker and sports betting.
•Update and rewrite existing content, when necessary working with the site runner to identify the content and pages that need to be updated.
•Create reviews/overviews of WV online casinos and sports betting apps when assigned, and keep them up to date.
The lead writer for West Virginia is ideally physically located in the state once employed, and must have writing experience and a college degree.

Qualifications include:
•Two- or four-year college degree.
•At least two years of writing experience, with ability to produce published writing samples.
•Comfortable writing quickly and under deadline, while maintaining an attention to detail.
•Past experience writing about the gaming industry in general and sports betting or online casino is preferred but not required.
•Experience working in WordPress is also preferred but not required.
Working Conditions: 

Evening or weekend work may be required on occasion.

Physical Requirements: 

Writers may occasionally be asked to travel to sites or events in the course of the job. Otherwise, there are no physical requirements.