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The Writer's Job Newsletter #68 | Biggest issue of the year!

The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on May 22, 2022

Happy Sunday to 3,091 motivated writers 👋🏼 

I think this is the biggest week of opps and jobs we've had all year.

There’s gotta be something for you here. Check it out! ⬇️

Also, for those who attended The Copywriting Summit last week:

How did you find it? Do you want me to find more events like this?

Hit reply and let me know!

What do we have in store?

My fav long form piece and (probably) the best long form writing podcast 

• 23 calls to pitch 📢

• 20 writing jobs with a couple fellowships and internships!

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!

Resource of the week

A publication pushing the boundaries of journalism, Atavist

Sometimes I like to share practical guides to help your day to day work. Other times, I share things to inspire you. This is the latter. 

I’ve been inspired by one of our subscribers and will be sharing her story soon (you know who you are!) Inspiring journalism is such a big motivator for my writing.

This week’s resource a perfect example of modern, digital journalism done right.

This series of true crime pieces is one of the CRAZIEST stories I’ve ever read. It’s got everything: tech, crime, drugs, murder, and more! 

The piece is a masterful work of art and storytelling. I love this type of thing. 

Check it out here

Longform podcast

If you like the article, you’ll love the interviews with writers behind the stories.

A couple of my favourites:

Ta-Nehisi Coates right after his book, Between the World and Me came out

William Finnegan, his story in Barbarian Days makes you want to pack everything up and become a beach bum surfer

Give them a listen here or on your podcast app

Alright, let’s get onto the opps! 

Calls to Pitch

I try to ensure these are well-paid. If not, they’re usually helpful in some other way. You all range from new writers to more established, so some jobs may be more relevant for you. I focus on remote jobs, but may post the odd interesting job.

($2,700 - $4,600) Toronto Life | Sheima is looking for pitches about all things Toronto. She’s also looking to grow her pool of freelancers - so get in touch! A bit more about them here

($1,000 per piece) Better Homes & Gardens | Share personal essays about recipes that mean a lot to your family with Emily Guidelines here

($500 - $750) Ooma | Husain is looking for ~500 word blogs aimed at small businesses. Drop him a message here

($500 per piece) Wired Magazine | Angela’s semi-regular pitch call for stories about democracy, governance, future of work. Guidelines here

($500 per piece) PopSci | Stan has a rolling pitch out for product round-up stories. Think TV, Routers, Monitors etc. New topics every Q! Guidelines here

($300) Toronto Life | Sheima is also looking for shorter web pieces. Lots going on in Toronto! A bit more about them here

($300 - $400) Mobilisation Lab | They’re looking for  pitches about campaigning in a time of growing fascism and misinformation. Guidelines here

(€250 - €500 per piece) Unbias the News | Tina is looking for personal essays or opinion pieces. Submissions here

($250 - $750 per piece) The Type | Sarah is looking for more pitches on housing, the toxic drug crisis, and BC Covid. New submission page here 

($250) Channel Void | Jacob is looking for US and AUS writers for ongoing interview series. Jacob seems like a fun guy. Drop him a message 👋🏼

($200+ per piece) Catapult | Matt is looking for cultural stories and essays. See these guidelines for more 

($200 per piece) The Continent | Super interesting publication: it’s distributed entirely WhatsApp/Signal. This is modern journalism! Pitches about accessing Justice. 

(£150 per piece) Stylist | Miranda is looking for all things health-related, from a female perspective. Drop her a DM!

($150 per piece) Ladies who Leverage | Pitch Kelly stories about the female entrepreneur lifestyle. Guidelines here

($100 per piece) Nashville Review | Longform Nonfiction pieces for an upcoming issue. Deadline June 1

($100 per piece) Cicerone Journal | Australia-based female writers, submit completed drafts. Pretty flexible and open for content/themes. Deadline June 15 

($50 per piece) Dread Central | Queer horror stories for Emily! They’re prepping for Pride Month. Drop her an email or DM. 

($45 per piece) Women AdvaNCe | More Pride Month stories this time for Ashely. Shoot her a message

($0.65 per word) Guardian US | Bebe is looking for stories about their Guns and Violence project. 

($0.40 per word) Prism Reports | Carolyn is expanding her pool of freelance writers to contribute towards the news. DM her!

($0.30 per word, estimate) Lonely Planet | DREAM JOB ALERT Lauren is looking for travel writers for a series on Seoul and South Korea. Guidelines here

($0.20 per word) Being Patient | Alexandra is looking for profiles about people of colour helping those with Alzheimer/Dementia. Deadline May 26

($0.10 per word) Uncanny Magazine | Short stories and novellas all about sci-fi and fantasy. Looks like an interesting publication. Deadline May 30

Remote Writing Jobs

($55,000, Remote US) USA Today | Louie is looking for a digital/social producer to help their opinion column. And message him directly

($30 per hour, Remote) Canadiem | Daniel is looking for a part-time website coordinator. Drop him a message!

($2,000 per month, Remote) Being Patient | Multimedia editor focused on brain health. 100K+ readers per month! Message them too Deadline June 3

($91,000 - $115,000 Remote US) AspenCore Media | Editor in Chief for their flagship publication, EE times. Big role for someone with the right experience!

($55,000+, estimated, Remote US) Forbes | Assistant Editor of contributors around specific topics. Great for those with a network of writers.  

($60,000 - $85,000, estimated, Remote US) Forbes | Staff Writer for Luxury Real Estate. Big breadth at a great publication

($53,000+, Remote US) The Verge | Editor with a passion for consumer technology news, great for someone with experience editing short-form news

(£0.18 - £0.20 per word, Remote UK, Part-time) B2B Business | Copywriting and freelance content writers reach out via Reddit (awesome trick to get closer to hiring managers!)

($50 per hour, Remote US or Canada) Cybersecurity | Content blog writer to put together 3 - 4 blogs per month, again via Reddit!

($15 - $20 per hour, Remote US, Part-time) Living on the Cheap | Freelance writers to manage content on their various websites

($25 - $30 per hour, Remote) Conversionly | Copywriter to make great ads, emails, and websites. 

($70,000 - $75,000 fellowship, Remote US) The 19th | Fellowship opportunity under for Black writers from historically Black colleges Deadline May 31

($3000 fellowship, Remote US) Solutions Journalism Network | A fellowship focused on all things climate: building a sustainable world. Deadline 31 May

(Paid internship, Remote US) Texas Monthly | Student internships for those breaking into journalism, throughout academic year. Deadline June 30

($55,000 - $85,000, estimated, Remote US) Dell Technologies | Dell are looking for a copywriter to join their in-house creative agency.

(Paid, Remote) HP | Lead copywriter to developing their language strategy across multiple digital channels

(Paid, Hybrid UK) The Verge UK | News Writer to join an awesome team putting out quality analysis of essential tech news, everyday.

(Paid, Remote US) DK Nation | Any sports fans out there!? This collaboration between Draft Kings and SB Nation could be a great fit!

(Paid, Remote US) New York Magazine | Copywriters reach out! This world class magazine is looking for a copywriter to support across multiple verticals 

(Paid, Remote US) Mashable | Tech Editor to build out Mashable’s Culture section, again great for those more experienced writers

PS Keen for feedback on The Copywriting Summit - reply and let me know what you thought! Or shoot a DM on twitter @job_writers

PPS Are there other long-form fans out there? Let me know if you me to share more of my fav pieces and can start adding those too!


PS If you’re curious about what people who replied last week got to see, hit reply and I might share the secret project with you too 🤫

Or shoot me a DM on twitter @job_writers

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