Careers


Freelance Writer

Character Media, a website about the Asian American experience, is hiring a freelance writer to join a lean but driven team based in the Los Angeles metro area. The freelancer will be expected to report and write original feature pieces for charactermedia.com and publish daily blog posts across a broad spectrum of topics.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Journalism background or other writing experience
  • Body of published work from the last three years
  • An interest in Asian American issues and topics
  • Ability to meet deadlines and juggle several tasks at once
  • Strong news judgment and a spirit of enterprise
  • Ease using social media
  • A team-player mindset and positive attitude

The ideal candidate is someone with a strong writing voice who is committed to telling the underreported stories of Asian America and who is as comfortable writing long-form stories as pithy, punchy blog posts. While we welcome candidates with special expertise in a particular subject or area (business, sports, politics, etc.) the candidate must be a versatile reporter and writer who can move fluidly between topics.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and published clips to editorial@charactermedia.com with the subject line “Character Freelance Writer Application.”


Internships

We’re looking for editorial interns, marketing interns and web/social media interns! Applicants should be either college students or recent grads who are hoping to gain more experience in the fields listed above. Please include a resumé and a cover letter with your application.

We are now seeking passionate marketing interns interested in gaining hands-on experience while learning the ins and outs of publicity, social media and email marketing.

The scope of the position includes assisting with publicity pitches, writing press releases, drafting social media copy, creating relationships with other PR professionals, strategizing marketing campaigns, assisting with hosting and planning events, from entertainment galas to concerts and celebrity photo shoots.

Interested applicants should either be college students or recent college grads with a passion for Asian American issues and pop culture, and those who will bring a positive attitude to our office every day.

Responsibilities

  • Showing up 20 hours per week to our offices in Gardena with a creative can-do attitude
  • Researching social media influencers and trending hashtags
  • Gathering and reporting SEO analytics

We offer college credit OR a small monthly stipend. Please email you cover letter and resume to serena(at)charactermedia.com