Staff Writer

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Do you believe that empathy, not negativity, is the way to reach through the palm and into heart of your reader? Do you believe your voice is a perfect fit for our rooted-in-America readers and their varying definitions of it?

Rare is changing shape and if you’re up for it, you can have a pivotal role in the development of the new editorial strategy for a unique website that speaks directly to the heart of the country. Rare is patriotic, not nativist; intelligent, not condescending; silly, not foolish; and compassionate, not overly sentimental. We will offer an inclusive and diverse approach to content that speaks to America’s varied communities.

Wide Open Media and Rare are looking for a Staff Writer to work directly with the Editor of Rare and the Director of Editorial and Growth at WOM to grow the community brand vision for Rare while contributing to foundational educational content. The Staff Writer will be a self-starter devoted to publishing timely lifestyle stories and breaking news with short weekend shifts required. This role will be dedicated to growing the new brand vision for Rare through content creation.

This is a contract-to-hire position with substantial potential for growth for the right person. We are a remote company, this position is remote.


  • Craft trending daily content from the conversational web and your own spin
  • Digest organic search and trending research to formulate the best concept angles that align with our audience
  • Analyze data to help the editorial team create an actionable plan for wider multimedia strategy


  • At least 2 years of fast-paced web writing experience covering news and lifestyle content for web publishers.
  • At least 1 year of hands-on SEO writing experience.
  • Knowledge of/experience with WordPress and/or WordPress VIP.
  • Strong understanding of quality and engaging content with a focus on the Heartland audience.
  • Ability to consistently source, conceptualize, pitch, and write new article ideas in a timely manner.


  • Detailed experience using SEO insights, Google Analytics, and editorial calendars
  • Strong analytical skills, including deep data analysis and a foundation in Excel
  • Previous writing experience in a strong research and analytical role

You are 

  • Able to meet deadlines with exceptional time management skills and flexibility.
  • A ‘doer’ with high enthusiasm, motivation, and organizational skills.
  • Engaged with the conversation around American life. We’re not saying you’re Twitter famous, but you make a pointed effort to stay in the know around hot topics.

Apply with a copy of your most recent resume, links (only) to writing samples, and a short statement (~500 words) telling us why you would make the perfect Rare Staff Writer. Leave the cliches and fluffy copy; we care about breaking down barriers and expect that same quality and determination from our candidates.

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