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Freelance Writer

Portsmouth, NH | n/a

Job Description

NOTE: This is not a position open to telecommuting; applicants must live near the New Hampshire seacoast.

About Us:

The Green Alliance is a growing community of over 100 green businesses and thousands of eco-conscious consumers connecting to build a sustainable local economy.

We authenticate local green businesses through a rigorous sustainability certification process that makes the Green Alliance a trusted brand among consumers who care about the Earth. We promote our Partnering Businesses via a mix of guerilla and traditional and online marketing, PR, and our popular Green Card program. Additionally, we generate journalistic-style stories about environmental issues surrounding our sustainable partnering businesses. Consumers who join receive exclusive discounts on eco-friendly products and services.

Our small but dedicated staff operates out of our headquarters located in historic downtown Portsmouth, N.H. Our core mission is to encourage the use of sustainable products and services, while promoting businesses that are doing their part to protect the environment.

To help the Green Alliance achieve our vision for growth, we are a seeking freelance writer. Applicants will only be considered if they submit a cover letter, resume and 2 - 3 writing samples with application.

Responsibilities:

  • As Freelance Writer, you’ll be responsible for generating compelling, accurate, and engaging copy (typically between 600-1500 words) for a variety of outlets, including online blogs, newsletters, newspapers, and magazines.
  • We do not write press releases; we produce publish-ready news-style stories that mimic in both quality and approach the style and focus of the publications themselves. A background in journalism or a related field is preferred.

  • We are looking for an outgoing, energetic, and optimistic individual who works well independently. The ideal candidate understands the realities of working for a growing small business powered by a little budget and a whole lot of entrepreneurial spirit.

Requirements:

  • Strong writing skills and the ability to complete stories in a timely fashion are a must. Specifically, we’re looking for writers who know how to strike the delicate balance between journalistic standards of accuracy, engaging storytelling, and Business Partner promotion. A passion for the environment and social responsibility and an interest in business, is a must. While the Green Alliance's mission and work are pretty unique, we do prefer candidates with experience suited to the following duties:

  • Feels comfortable interviewing and engaging in constructive conversation

  • Has a good sense of humor

  • Works to complete stories quickly and effectively, without sacrificing quality.

  • Understands basic journalistic standards.

  • Writes creatively for print and online applications, in a way that gets noticed.

  • Is knowledgeable about sustainability and business.

  • We will only consider applicants who live within a 60 mile radius of the New Hampshire seacoast.

Perks:

  • Build your writing portfolio.
  • Work from home.
  • Meet and engage environmentally-friendly business and people in the community.
  • Have an opportunity to write about a growing business culture.

Compensation:

  • 2-4 stories per month
  • $50 newspaper length
  • $75 magazine length
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