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The Writer's Job Newsletter #63 & Copywriting masterclass!

The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on April 17, 2022

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday!

I know those of us in the UK have been looking forward to the long weekend for a while! Also happy Ramadan to those fasting 😊 

Let’s jump straight in! ➡️➡️

Resource of the week

People think writing is hard. You know what's harder? Making money writing.

Now, imagine making over $1,000,000,000 in sales from writing.

That’s exactly what the greatest copywriter of all time did. This guy didn’t write any old thing… he wrote copy for physical letters!  

Yes, that’s a BILLION dollars from LETTERS IN THE MAIL!!

TWJN, meet Gary Halbert. He’s the OG copywriter and made millions from getting people to buy things from the mail. Wild. 🤯

The best thing? His best letters are available for us to study - for free!

You know I love a good freebie. 🤑

Here’s one of his most famous letters. It’s about some water filter. But that’s not the point. He makes his writing so easy to keep reading.

Here’s his personal breakdown of the letter. Super insighful!

Now style, approach, and especially his website may be dated. It might even come across as corny today (kind of like this intro). But the fundamentals, emotions, and teachings in these letters are still relevant.

If you found this interesting, check out The Boron Letters (free link). I’m reading them now. It’s packed full of ‘ah ha’ moments!

Anyway, onto the jobs of the week! 

Some crazy things check out Twitter’s Documentation Strategiest. Between $160,000 and $230,000! There’s never been a better time to be a great writer!!

Also, remember that our supporters get access to an exclusive bonuses. Every job we've shared (over 800 opportunities!) and a list over 200 publications that pay!

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. I try to only show remote jobs, but sometimes allow odd interesting jobs to pass through.

($0.10 per word) Maisonneuve are looking for stories about FOOD for the fall 2022 issue. Deadline: April 20

($1 - $2 per word) Tech Review need writers for their issue on gender. Ideas for news, features, profiles, and other story formats welcome. Deadline: April 22

($500 one off) Niku Nashi business plan writer/consultant to assist us in creating a short, concise business plan of not more than 10 pages.

($200 - $250, based on previous postings) Fatherly are looking for first-hand experiences of somebody who’s used psilocybin for depression! 🍄🌈

($0.40 per word) YesMagazine have a rolling request for submissions Submit by April 29 for the Work issue!

($200 per 1000 words) Variable West are looking for writers based in (or traveling to) NYC want to write about the Whitney Biennial

($125+ per piece, based on previous postings) Ariel Scotti is looking for voice-y writers to contribute to news and deals partnerships at DotDash Meredith

(Up to $1 per word) Molly is looking for 2 pitches! 1. Issues facing young people with disabilities 2. Gun violence in the South US

($0.75C per word) Inoiri is looking for a young writer with big feelings on the climate crisis. Toronto-focused, heartfelt personal essay the Climate issue of the Local Health

(£0.20 - £0.30 per word) Gavin is looking for pitches for Positive News. Just refreshed budgets - act fast!

($0.20 per word) Special Interest Magazine is doing an open call for pitches for its first issue

($500 per piece or $45,000 per year) Pigeon Loans are looking for a creative writer to the team to spearhead the effort to grow and cultivate educational content for The Nest blog

Remote Writing Jobs

($47 per hour, Remote US) Creative Circle is recruiting a freelance senior copywriter. 8 week gig!

(Paid, Probably a lot!) Crypto.com are looking for some content writers. Lot of energy in the crypto space now.. Wouldn’t be surprised if this is a big paying gig!

($160,000 - $234,000) Twitter are looking for skilled technical writer, with experience creating documentation and educational materials for developer audiences 🤑🤑🤑

(£35,000 - £45,000, Remote UK) Learn Amp. Technical Writer with a talent for creating clear and concise documentation to empower their teams to communicate clearly.

($30 - $40 per hour, Part-time, Remote) byDesign are looking for a copywriting expert to help their clients. Looks like a pretty unique marketing startup

($21 per hour, Remote) One for the reality TV fans! Static media's celeb gossip site Nicki Swift is looking for freelance writers 📺

($5,000 per month, Part-time, Remote NY) National Academy of Design are looking for part-time media and PR support

(Paid, Remote US) Policy Genius needs a News Writer for their news verticals and  weekly newsletter! Posting says NY but they accept remote.

($30 per hour, Contract, Remote) DotDash Meredith need a contract content brief writer with a strong editorial background and a good grasp of SEO best practices. Bunch of other postings too!

(Paid, Remote)  Modern Treasury is hiring a Brand Writer to define and drive their content strategy 

($15 per hour) BN are looking for a writer to join their team - pop culture/current events

(Paid, Remote US) Amazon need a writer for the content marketing team to craft compelling enablement and digital marketing copy and have a passion for editing. Says Seattle but will accept remote.

(Paid, Remote US) BuzzFeed need a personal finance writer for a full-time, 6 month contract 

($45,000 - $90,000, Remote) Chameleon are looking for a writer to create compelling, accessible, and shareable content to grow awareness amongst the product community

(Paid, Part time, Remote) Sismo are looking for a crypto writer to be part of their growing team. Huge potential upside!

(Paid, Remote EU) Central ERP are looking for a content writer and SEO specialist to write their blog

($45,000 - $65,000, Remote US) Webit are looking for a content manager to own content marketing initiatives across all digital platforms and formats

($18 per hour, Remote US) The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism have kicked off their editorial journalism internships. 2 places per year.

($80,000 - $95,000) Illustrative Mathematics are looking for a  Senior Copywriter. A versatile content creator, wordsmith, and persuasive writer.

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