Work From Home

This Safety Alert App Needs Writers to Work the Night Shift (With Benefits)

Calling all night owls!

Citizen, a personal safety app that provides real-time alerts, is seeking former journalists, first responders and crime buffs to monitor police scanners and other sources to provide real-time local updates.

You’ll need to be available to work 10 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST five days a week (if you have the flexibility to work weekend shifts, that’s a plus). You must have previous experience working similar hours to be considered for this position, which is available anywhere in the U.S..

Remote Safety Alert Writer at Citizen

Responsibilities include:

  • Reporting on crime and public safety emergencies in real time.
  • Monitoring multiple streams of data for coverage areas, including police scanners.
  • Collaborating with colleagues to investigate national or international stories.
  • Craft social media posts on developing incidents.

Applicants for this position must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Fluency in English (bilingual English/Spanish a plus).
  • Typing speed of at least 60 words per minute.
  • Multitasking skills and an attention to detail.
  • Experience in journalism, a creative field, startup or public safety preferred (experience using Citizen and listening to police radio a plus).

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance.
  • Flexible spending account.
  • Paid time off and company holidays.
  • Stock option plan.

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Tiffany Wendeln Connors is a staff writer/editor at The Penny Hoarder. Read her bio and other work here, then catch her on Twitter @TiffanyWendeln.