Jobs at Kicker

Kicker is my favorite news source

Want to work for a dynamic digital news startup and build your portfolio? This is your chance! Join our amazing team--apply to come work for us!

We are:
- A digital media source that gets you up to speed, quickly and easily, on what's happening in the world, why it matters, and how you can take action. Kicker makes news digestible, engaging, and empowering.
- A small, lean startup where you can have real impact and work directly with our leadership team.

Please email holly@gokicker.com to apply for all roles.

Internships

Have you always wanted to see the publishing process in action? This is your chance to prove your skills, learn how a media organization works, help people get up to speed on what's happening in the world, and get valuable experience at a scrappy startup.

Editorial Intern

You are:
- An enthusiastic and flexible self-starter who loves the idea of getting experience and having the chance to have a real impact at a growing media brand. We will never ask you to get coffee!
- Someone with awesome communication skills, an ability to thrive in fast-paced environment, think and react quickly.
- Knowledge of publishing technology, especially WordPress helpful.
- Journalism or marketing major, or someone who is passionate about digital and social media.

Your role:
- Assist in publishing Kicker’s daily offerings (Big Story, Day in 10, Newsletter etc.) working closely with the editorial staff and writers.
- Research facts, statistics, photographs and other multimedia sources.
- Increase incoming links and reposting through partnerships with other media entities.
- Utilize technology including WordPress, video editing, infographics, and other creative tools.
-Post and interact with the content socially, across Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms.
- Update posts and news archive.

Social Media Intern

Think you know how to drive traffic and develop an audience? This is your chance to prove your skills, promote truly good content, help people get up to speed on what's happening in the world, and get valuable experience at a scrappy startup.

You are:
- An enthusiastic and flexible self-starter who loves the idea of getting experience and having the chance to have a real impact at a growing media brand. We will never ask you to get coffee!
- An experienced, savvy user of multiple social media platforms. You have a great sense of what works and why.
- Someone with awesome communication skills, an ability to thrive in fast-paced environment, think and react quickly.
- Journalism or marketing major, or someone who is passionate about digital and social media.

Your role:
- Manage Kicker's social media profiles daily.
- Help refine the social media strategy.
- Monitor trending stories and enter the conversation as Kicker.
- Use social media to increase Kicker's brand awareness and reach.
- Analyze social data to find actionable trends.

Digital Strategy Intern

Think you know how to drive traffic and develop an audience? This is your chance to prove your skills, promote truly good content, help people get up to speed on what's happening in the world, and get valuable experience at a scrappy startup.

You are:
- An enthusiastic self-starter who loves the idea of getting experience and having the chance to have a real impact at a growing media brand.
- Someone who understands distribution channels and strategies for acquiring users, growing audience, and driving traffic, including strategic partnerships, content marketing, SEO, and more.
- Someone with awesome communication skills, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, the ability to develop and test ideas to drive business, experience with relevant digital tools.
- Marketing or communications major or someone who is passionate about digital marketing.

Your role:
- Develop and execute strategies for user acquisition, brand awareness, and traffic growth.
- Run campaigns and track results across Google, social media channels, and more.
- Analyze metrics using data tools such as Google Analytics.
- Help refine and manage SEO, content marketing, and campus acquisition strategies.

Writers and Editors

Freelance Editor

Requirements:

- Strong and fast line editing, copy editing, and proofreading chops.
- Familiar with WordPress production.
- Adept at sourcing multimedia like images, tweets, and videos.
- Comfortable with all general news topics.
- Comfortable helping to manage writers and give direction.
- Available for several editing assignments a week, if not daily.
- Comfortable breaking out of traditional news formats and using online tools.

Freelance Writer

Requirements:

- News generalists who can write about current topics.
- Crisp, punchy style (no flat news pieces here!)
- Being a quick study who can work to deadline.
- Good research skills.
- Available for regular weekly assignments.
- Comfortable breaking out of traditional news formats and using online tools.

Campus Correspondent

If you're a smart college student with something to say, apply for our Kicker Campus Correspondent program.