Background or Requirements:
Professional journalism or blogging experience is a plus.
Business or economics journalism or data journalism, or any experience writing about data or quantitative issues is a huge plus.
Strong research skills and resourcefulness in gathering information is extremely helpful.
Strong editing skills are also extremely helpful.
Work from home role:
We are a distributed organization, where everybody works from home in different countries.
If you are someone who has a strong need to work outside of home, to commute, or to work in an office surrounded by co-workers, then this may not be the right job for you.
If you are someone who needs to work from home or who strongly prefer to work from home, or greatly enjoy the advantages of working from home, then this job is for you.
You are expected to be productive at home. So you need a setup and a work arrangement where you can work and be productive.
You need to be or become familiar with distributed team productivity platforms such as video conferencing (Ex. Google hangouts) and company chat (ex. Glip, which is what we use, which is simlar to Slack)
Because we are a distributed organization, written communication is extremely important -- clear messages in company chat, well and precisely articulated documents, etc. form the backbone of our collaboration. This is something you should be very comfortable with.
This also means you need to be a highly honest and accountable person. Nobody is going to be looking over your shoulder constantly. We expect you to be self motivated and deliver result
As many relevant writing samples as you can provide
An estimate of how many original words you can write per work day