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Viral Writer

Company Location:
New York
Job Location:
Remote (US)
New York
Posted on:
February 1, 2022
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Job Description

Bustle is seeking remote, part-time writers to cover trending Lifestyle news for our Life vertical.

Bustle is seeking remote, part-time writers to cover trending Lifestyle news for our Life vertical. Day-to-day responsibilities include pitching and writing news stories on tight deadlines. Examples of the kinds of articles you’d work on include this story about a TikTok-viral recipe, this one announcing a new Starbucks drink, and this explainer on what the new internet slang you’re seeing in the comments really means.

The ideal candidate is TikTok-obssesed and up-to-date on the latest food and internet trends. Candidates must also be creative, familiar with Bustle’s voice, and able to produce high-quality, accurate copy in a fast-paced environment. Having an established list of PR contacts is a plus.

Candidates must have availability to work at least 3 days per week during business hours, ET. The writer will work remotely and communicate with the Lifestyle Editor throughout their shift.


  • Pitching on-brand trending story ideas during each shift
  • Writing 3-4 stories per shift comprising a mix of pitches and assignments
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest viral trends


  • A passion for food and internet trends
  • 2+ years of editorial experience
  • Experience tracking down sources, images, and press releases
  • A knack for writing with voice and flair
  • Familiarity with Bustle style, writing/reporting guidelines and SEO best practices
  • Ability to maintain correspondence with editor throughout shift

BDG is one of today’s leading, global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture. Over 100 million readers and 105 social fans turn to our brands – Bustle, Elite Daily, NYLON, The Zoe Report, W, Fatherly, Romper, Scary Mommy, The Dad, Gawker, Input, Inverse, and Mic – to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. BDG was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York City.

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