100 Days in Appalachia is seeking a knowledgeable, creative and motivated part-time copywriter and audience engagement strategist to help shape the editorial voice and social strategy for our award-winning publication in online and social media.

The ideal candidate has a talent for crafting stylish headlines and copywriting with experience in copy editing and social media strategy for digital media and can work collaboratively with our team of editors, writers and reporters, as well as other project partners, to create a fresh, consistent voice across our digital platforms. The copywriter will also assist with selecting/editing visual elements for news and social media products that effectively support that voice. Dependent on contract, he or she will also be responsible for contributing to the creation and curation of content for our weekly newsletter and other community engagement projects.

The part-time copywriter will have a passion for supporting storytelling that digs into the complex sources of and state of the divides within Appalachia but also cultivating difference-bridging storytelling and community-building among diverse audiences.

100 Days in Appalachia is a digital news publication that serves both national and international audiences seeking new insights and rural context for the political fractures that resonate across many American communities. Incubated at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media Innovation Center in partnership with WVPB and The Daily Yonder, our mission is to push back against the national narrative of the region that has reduced it to a handful of narrow stories and amplify the missing voices and unique perspectives of Appalachia.   

To apply send a resume, cover letter and writing samples to digital managing editor at [email protected]