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The Writer's Job Newsletter #49

The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on January 09, 2022

Hey Everyone!!

Into week 1 of the year and I’m already exhausted. I think I may have worked too hard during Christmas but for whatever reason, I don’t feel fresh. I’ve definitely taken on way too many projects, but I’m hoping they quieten down soon enough. Does anyone else feel the same this early in 2022? If so, you're not alone!

Meanwhile.... Money and Prizes!!

Winners of the 2021 Survey!

During the last quarter of 2021, we asked our subscribers to complete a survey so that we could compile the results and create our survey of the freelance writing industry in 2021. We've had amazing feedback and are currently typing away trying to get the report out as soon as possible.

As a thank you - everyone who completed the survey will be featured at the back of the survey but also, we're proud to announce 3 winners who'll win $50 each! In no particular order, we used the random number generator to select 3 writers who completed the survey:

- Number 36: Deanna Fox from Albany!

- Number 82: Ismail Malik from Sialkot!

- Number 72: Ifeanyu from Abuja!

Congratulations!!! We'll be in touch with you and to send across your winnings :)

For everyone else, hold tight and the survey will be out soon enough!

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Competitions

(£10,000) The Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing (2022) (Deadline: 12th January 2022)

($2,500) The 2022 Colorado Prize for Poetry (Deadline: 14th January 2022)

(£1,000) Magma 2021/22 Poetry Competition (Deadline: 14th January 2022)

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Calls to Pitch

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.

(~25p per word): Daisy Jones from Vice is interested in researched, unique stories on: internet culture, queerness, weird trends, nightlife, sex, pop culture, style and LIFE. 

($250) @Verywell is seeking pitches from Black writers for a Black History Month series. Paola is looking for reported stories about all things Black health as well as health-related reported essays.

(£300 per couple) @SamanthaBrick is seeing women who handle the finances in the marital home! Interview + Photoshoot!

($0.25 per word) @Shellykait is looking to hire a freelance writer. She needs 4 blog posts per month in the techy/event/b2b space!

($0.50 per word) @thejacquelinek is looking for a Seattle travel writer who can handle a semi-rush, semi-fluffy luxe travel piece on the city. 

($300) The Rumpus are seeking essay submissions on anything experimental, well researched and personal!

(£250 per day) @oneofmoo is looking for a Freelance Writer to help on a prototype for a narrative puzzle game (Critters + Greek Mythology + Legally Blonde)

(Paid) Aleesha from Woman&Home is looking for a junior writer to cover some shopping content. 

(Paid) @_JakeTicker is looking to pitch about a current game, indie, live service or recent AAA release => get in touch!

(Paid) @alliecdecker is lookingg for a stellar finance writer

(Paid) @daisy_schofield is looking for pitches to feature in Huck Magazine! Any bright ideas related to politics, current affairs, activism, culture and tech from around the globe, send them over!

(Internship!!) @dailysocial are looking for passionate people to fill an internship position as a Content Writer

(Paid) @thenewstack is looking for a freelance who can write about Web3 and metaverse from a tech perspective (i.e. not about the speculation etc)

(Paid - LA based) @mislyss112 is looking for a freelance writer to help with day to day coverage on @eonlineTV! 

(Paid) @CampaignLiveUS is looking for a freelance writer with a background in covering the advertising, marketing or communications industries to help us on an ongoing basis.

(Paid) @gate_io is looking for a crypto content writer to join their talented team!

Remote Writing Jobs

-Tough Mudder is looking for a part time Copywriter to support the global marketing team.

-(US based) Cloudinary is looking for an experienced, freelance writer with a strong technical background and lots of creative ideas to help take developer documentation and other technical content to the next level.

-Growth Ramp are looking for a full-time SaaS Copywriting Director. If you are an entrepreneur who is not afraid to ask tough questions in planning, managing, and running the copywriting system, this position is for you.

-($58,000 per year) Verra is seeking Senior Program Officer, Communications - Writing and Editing to join the team.

-Time2Play is looking for a Content Editor for the UK market that wants to grow with the product and be part of something truly innovative.

-(US based) VTS is looking for a Full-Time Content Writer, who is responsible for building compelling content at VTS to help our clients (Landlords) communicate and build a deeper relationship with their tenants (office workers).

-Distributed is looking for a solid writer to create content that informs and engages top brands and developers.

-NanoVMs is looking for primarily a software developer that likes to write.

-(US based) ICF is looking for a Technical Writer to join the team.

-Timescale is looking for a Technical Writer to join a new documentation team. You will report directly to the Documentation Manager and work to develop technical content for Timescale.

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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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