WDWNT LLC Staff Writer/Editor Celebration, FL · Remote · Part time

Staff Writers monitor news from external sources and our staff reporters, and synthesize the information into an accurate and interesting article for the website.

Description

As WDWNT is the worldwide leader in Disney parks news, it's imperative that we quickly, accurately, and thoroughly report on all news related to the Disney parks and The Walt Disney Company — and our Writers and Editors are the cornerstone of this mission.


A typical shift as a WDWNT Staff Writer involves a number of responsibilities. You will monitor news from external sources and our staff reporters, and write articles as assigned to you by the editor. You will also complete all the related aspects of article production, including fact checking, implementation of SEO, proper use of images, application of appropriate categorization and metadata, etc. It is imperative that you are able to produce accurate and grammatically correct content, sometimes in very short timeframes. Writers are also expected to understand basic journalistic standards, including proper citation of sources, copyrights, etc.


While there is no requirement to visit the parks, you must have extensive knowledge of and familiarity with Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts and significant knowledge of other Disney parks as well as other divisions of the Walt Disney Company.


Candidates interested in the Editor position will start as a Staff Writer while we evaluate your writing skills and abilities. All staff writers are hired for a probationary period of up to 90 days at an hourly rate of $15. Those candidates successfully completing the probationary period are paid at the hourly rate of $17. Interested Staff Writers who have mastered the writing and organizational skills necessary for the editor position will be promoted to Assistant Editor which has a starting wage of $20 per hour.


Required Availability:

  • Part-time position: 16+ hours per week over 3 or more days per week, including some evenings and weekends.


Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of and passion for Disney Parks and Resorts
  • The desire to quickly and accurately be the first to cover breaking Disney news
  • Time management and prioritization skills to ensure the most important news is covered first
  • A detail-oriented work style, able to find and recognize the important aspects of newsworthy events
  • Strong command of the English language
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to adhere to tight deadlines


Preferred Skills:

  • Professional writing experience
  • Understanding of SEO
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Photo editing experience
  • Social media skills, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok
  • Familiarity with Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris Resort
  • Familiarity with Universal Parks and Resorts in Orlando, Hollywood, and Japan


Benefits:

  • WDWNT provides health insurance, vision, and dental benefits to full-time employees in the Orlando area
  • All employees are eligible for a year-end bonus based on their performance and the performance of the company


Salary

$15 - $20 per hour