Refinery29 is hiring a

Beauty News Writer, Freelance

New York, United States

We're looking for a sharp freelance news writer with an encyclopedic knowledge of beauty and a distinct point of view. This position is perfect for a writer with 1-2 years of experience who can generate news stories on deadline. Must be a skilled writer, a highly motivated self-starter, and someone with a positive attitude, a distinct point of view, and digital publishing knowledge. Contacts within the beauty industry are preferred. A passion for beauty and a sense of humor are an absolute must.

Some of your duties will include:  

-Staying plugged into what's happening in all areas of beauty: trends, product launches, innovation, cultural moments, industry-shifting conversations, celebrity news, etc. 

-Pitching and writing 3-5 news stories daily

-Building your own stories in our custom CMS; frequently sourcing your own photos 


Must have:

- 1-2 years minimum experience in beauty journalism, preferably digital

- Strong research and writing skills

- a deep knowledge of the beauty industry

 - a familiarity with the fast pace of internet publishing; experience writing on a strict deadline

- a four-year undergraduate degree

Additional Information:

Does this sound like you? Let us know why we should meet. For consideration, please submit your résumé and cover letter, as well as two relevant writing samples.