OVERVIEW Staff Writers are critical members of Nommo’s team because content creation is the lifeblood of any publication.
Staff Writers do not need previous journalism experience. In fact, we are not interested in your GPA or background in English or writing for publication. We want people who think critically and are willing to work. We want passionate people interested in elevating Black voices and perspectives.
RESPONSIBILITIES Staff writers will contribute at minimum 1 article of about 1000 words for print quarterly. Additionally, staff writers are required to produce a minimum of 2 articles of about 500-800 words for digital platforms quarterly. Minimum time commitment is between 3 and 5 hours per week.
Staff writers must attend mandatory All Staff meetings twice per quarter, and must attend all 1 hour weekly section meetings unless excused by the section editor. There is a minimum 1 office hour per week, to be met at any time that the building is open. Office hour time can be used to work on articles, review copy, brainstorm new pitches, and collaborate with other staff members.
All Nommo staff must participate in at least 2 Nommo events per quarter such as tabling, Black Wednesday, or other events.
WHY JOIN NOMMO? Nommo provides an opportunity to improve and sharpen your writing with the help of a talented and dynamic team. We offer LA Times training and specialized talent enhancement, and great resume builders. Nommo supplies the space to propose and produce creative content for print and digital platforms.