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The Writer's Job Newsletter #41

The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on November 07, 2021

Hey everyone!

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My Sunday morning routine of waking up early and writing this newsletter is therapeutic. I’m not sure what it gives me therapy for, but it definitely soothes something. 

I’ve moved back to London recently and wow, since I left at the beginning of the pandemic, the city has changed. It’s still as fun as ever… but it feels a bit disjointed; a bit broken.

Prices are as expensive as ever, places are as busy as ever, but are people happy? I’m not sure. Places are busy…but when you go down a side street it all completely dies off. I’m not too sure what I remember, but the infiniteness of London seems…less infinite. 

On the other hand, I feel like this anti-climax may come from how global my life has become. This newsletter speaks to 2600+ writers from across the world - mostly from the US actually… and that’s crazy isn’t it? Hearing about different perspectives and touching base with different lives, you realise how significant other parts of the world really are.

I guess it could also be due to domestic politics that are getting in the way. The recent Owen Paterson debacle (lobbying for Randox - him making £100k and them selling $500mn worth of vaccines) definitely makes for a slimy atmosphere (a slippery slope to corruption, some would say) - but to some extent, this exists everywhere.

Maybe it's my seasonal depression, or maybe it’s because I didn't get to see fireworks and got stuck in the protest outside Parliament on Friday, either way, it’ll take me some time to settle back in. Country living was great, but it’s time to dive back in.

In our lives, we make a difference by the things we do - so I’m going to keep busy!

Useful link for the week: London Freelance Rates

Useful link 2: Aidan Mohers article on “How to Pitch and Sell a Freelance Feature Article”

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Note: We’re still recruiting people to take a survey for The 2021, Freelance Writers Year in Review! If you haven’t completed it, please fill in the following survey! 3 people who complete the survey will win $50!

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Competitions

(£3000) The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2021 (Deadline: 30th November 2021)

(£2000) Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2021 (Deadline: 6th December 2021)

($10,000) Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition (Deadline 17th December 2021)

($2,000) The Society of Classical Poets 2022 Poetry Competition (Deadline: 31st December 2021)

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Remote Writing Jobs

I try to ensure all the positions are well-paid, and if not, they’re helpful in some other way. Our readership varies from new writers to established writers, so some jobs are better for others. Either way, if you have any questions, get in touch with me or the employer, see how you can help, and grow your network! I try to only show remote jobs, but sometimes allow odd interesting jobs to pass through.

Fully Remote Writing Jobs

- Experian is the world’s leading global information services company, unlocking the power of data to create more opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. Experian is looking for a Data Journalist / Writer to join the team.

- Medium are looking for a Product Marketing Manager to join the Marketing team. This role will help shape the product we create and the stories we tell to generate awareness and adoption.

- The Economist is looking for a a writer to join their team of China correspondents. 

- Hunter's marketing team is hiring a Content Manager! You'll have critical responsibilities in Hunter's communication on the blog, social media, and elsewhere on the web.

- SmartAsset is looking for a data journalist to join the growing team and create data studies that shed light on economic trends and financial planning issues.

- Deel is looking for a Jr. Copywriter to join the Brand Team. If you love learning things about new countries, finding unique storytelling perspectives, and oxford commas, this may be the role for you.

- BuzzFeed are hiring a Project Based Freelance Writer!

- Sophos are looking for a full-time Content Writer. As the primary writer within the content marketing team, you will write content for multiple formats including industry reports, white-papers, blog articles, emails, slide decks, and more.

- Luckie is looking for a strong communicator who has strong writing and organizational skills. Someone who is meticulously attentive to detail, curious and motivated.

- The Pill Club is looking for a collaborative and creative thinker with excellent writing skills to elevate storytelling.

- INTERNSHIP: A full-time internship where you will take a hands-on role in executing Reedsy’s content marketing strategy, with a focus on creating blog content to acquire leads.

- YouNow, a live streaming community of over 52 million registered users, is looking for a Sales Representative to join their English Market team. As a member of the marketing team, the copywriter will write and edit copy for different projects including their blog and social media, working closely with the Directors of Strategic and Paid Marketing.

- Dosii helps Universities in achieving their diversity admission goals. They’re looking for a Content Writer & Editor to join the team.

- (NY Position) theSkimm Money is hiring a Senior Finance Editor

- Altus DXP are looking for a freelance technical writer to build out user documentation.

- Uno Re is hiring for both a content, and a technical writer

- BloxStaking is looking for a Content Specialist to join their talented team and help build the decentralized future.

- @wealthofgeeks is looking to hire a freelance entertainment writer to help build topical film/tv evergreen content

Social Media Calls

($3000) Huge feature story for Rest of World: looking for a story that explores the impact of technology outside the western bubble

(£146-£330): Rachel from Mashable is looking for pitches from UK-based writers for a sex and relationship feature. 

($1-$2 per word): @techreview are looking for pitches online. Can be news pieces, features, analysis, scoops. 

($150+): Business Insider looking for pitches on money, careers, work/life balance, and anything business, markets tech, media. Request is to be specific!! 

($250+) Borderless Magazine are looking for pitches on immigration-related stories with a Midwestern connection

($200+): Catapult Story are looking for pitches. The magazine features original essays, fiction, poetry, and art from global contributors. Click to find out more.

($1 per word)  Amy from @techreview is assigning news and features across every topic they cover. 

($50) Anime Herald are looking for articles, especially interviews and general interest pieces.

($125+) HuffPost are looking for essays from people on how they were effected by the 2nd year of COVID — maybe you fell in love, lost someone late in the pandemic when it wasn't as expected, pivoted to a new career, etc

($160): Paige is looking for a Survivor fan with writing skills who wants to write about their opinion on all of the advantages/twists of the season

(5 x $33 articles per day): @inversedotcom is hiring a freelance editor to help out with TV and movie coverage

($400+ CAD) @cdnbiz is looking for pitches from writers! They’re interested in innovative leaders & entrepreneurs, ideas related to new ways of working, companies who are challenging the status quo and smart takes on CDN business news. 

($250-$500) @BitterSouth are looking for pitches! Written stories/photo essays/audio projects/documentaries and more!

($150-$250) @ilymag are looking to explore the scary parts of love, and are looking to work with writers who are in tune with their feelings!

(£11 per hour) @SpeechtoJustice are looking for freelance editors who can commit to at least 20 hours a month

(Paid) Ritual Motion are looking for 1-2 writers to join, writing 1-4 paid articles per month. 

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We’re writers ourselves and know how difficult it can be to find well paid, honest work and at times, you do feel like you’re banging your head against a brick-wall. We’ve tried our best to help, so please let us know how we can help!Hope you have a great week and we’ll speak to you soon!

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