Lead Writer/Reporter

StartCharlotte is a one-stop-shop for Charlotte-area startup news and information, as well as a voice for local startups, investors and community leaders. We are looking for a lead writer/reporter to help us expand our coverage, grow our subscription base and establish a more dominant presence in the Charlotte market. The city’s startup scene is growing fast, and we have an amazing opportunity to chronicle that growth in a way no other publication in town can.

The Writer/Report will cover local startup events, collect news stories for our weekly updates and interview local founders and funders for in-depth stories on the companies driving Charlotte’s economy forward. The qualified candidate will need strong critical thinking skills and will be expected to brainstorm article ideas, schedule and conduct interviews, conduct research, write stories, spread content on social media, attend events and build relationships with members of the local startup community.

We are entrepreneurs ourselves, and this is an opportunity to help build a powerful, one-of-a-kind publication in Charlotte.

Responsibilities:

  • Collect startup related news stories from across various media outlets and assemble in weekly news roundup posts for StartCharlotte website and newsletter
  • Write breaking news stories as they happen
  • Craft in-depth profiles of local startup founders
  • Share content across social channels to help build our buzz
  • Brainstorm additional types of content that will help us turn StartCharlotte into a more robust repository of startup-related content
  • Attend weekly editorial meetings
  • Attend startup-related events

 

Experience:

  • Experience working on published content with an editor
  • Experience writing on business or entrepreneurship is a big plus
  • Active on social media platforms in support of written content
  • Experience interviewing subjects, planning content, and research
  • Energy and enthusiasm for startups and the growing entrepreneurial community in Charlotte.

For more information, email juan@startcharlotte.com.