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The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on June 12, 2022

Happy Sunday to 3,250 motivated writers 👋🏼 

I feel like I just got slapped in the face.

I just realised something huge.

We’re HALF WAY through the year! 💀 How is time flying this quickly!? Feels like we were just kicking off the year a couple months ago. 

It's probably a good time to pause and reflect. Me? I’ll be looking at this newsletter.

• What’s working well?

• What can I do better?

• How can I add more value?

If you're curious, some recent tests worked out. Doubling down on Twitter (especially threads). Cross-posting content onto Reddit (shout-out r/HireaWriter!)

Hit reply and let me know how I'm doing. I read and respond to every email! 

So, what do we have this week?

1️⃣ A free writing workshop I signed up to

2️⃣ 21 calls to pitch 📢

3️⃣ 16 writing jobs with a bunch of freelance opps

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1️⃣ Resource of the week

Free writing workshop - June 16 

Remember last week’s success story? Simran landed her dream copywriting job recently. So she started off attending a bunch of free writing webinars to learn from the experts.

After hearing that story, I reached out to a friend of TWJN, Amber Petty.

Amber runs ~ f r e e ~ workshops to help writers get started and land their first by-line. The next one is on Thursday 16 June!

This is super useful for anybody who’s curious, earlier in their career or otherwise. Sign up here (it’s free!)

Now let’s get onto the opps!! ⬇️

2️⃣ Calls to Pitch

I try to ensure these are well-paid. If not, they’re usually helpful in some other way. We range from new writers to those more established, so keep a like to share range of opportunities too

($1000) High Country News | Paige is looking for multiple stores about the labor and the changing workforce. Guidelines here. Deadline June 22

($400) Tested | Art writers for interviews, profiles, analysis, and event coverage. Guidelines and submissions here

($350 - $400) Inside Hook | Bonnie is looking for essays/think pieces about TV shows. Bonus points for themes of masculinity/gender norms. Some info about them here 

($300+ CAD) Toronto Star Sports | Sports writers! Pitch Braydon all things sports culture, science, profiles, etc. good stories.

($250 - $1000+) IGN | Gamers!? 👾 Tina is expanding freelancer pool across their verticals. Wide range by topic and vertical. Probably the most detail guidelines here

($250+) Allrecipes | Arie is looking for foodie pitches about condiments and/or smart ways of looking (microwaves, freezers etc.). Guidelines here 

($200+) Birdie Beauty | Fashion writers! 👗 Erika is looking for funky fashion pitches. Shoot her your funky summer fashion ideas (low competition… for now!)

($200 - $300) Current Affairs | Yasmin is the founder of CA - they’re always looking for pitches. Detailed guidelines here. Rolling call.

($200+) Catapult Magazine | Matt is looking for pitches again. Travel, immigration, home, culture - check out the guidelines for more detail here

($100) Kveller | Lior is looking for stories about raising Jewish kids and all Jewish content! Guidelines here

(£100) Metro UK | Kya is commissioning stories for their opinion column (Platform). Guidelines here

($100) Palestine Studies | Laura is looking for specific topics each month. July - song, music, lit, theatre. Guidelines here. Rolling call every month

($100) EpiGenie | Science writers! 🧪 Life science and genomics stories. They’re looking for 1 - 4 articles per month. Shoot them a DM. Rolling call

($100) Tasavvur | Non-fiction pitches for their Fortune Seeker issue. Stories about South Asian life, essays, translations, deep dives. Submissions here

($80 - $200) Auto Straddle | Ro is looking for stories about sex and dating from lesbian/bi/queer women and trans people.  

($50) Anime Herald | Looking for stories about the history of anime. Guidelines here.

($1 per word) Brain Facts | Juliet is looking for neuroscience pitches. Their guidelines are pretty great. 

($1 per word) Undark Magazine | Brooke is looking for pitchers about how science impacts our lives. Guidelines here. Rolling call

($0.50 per word) Love Black Girls | Perdita is looking for culture writers. Stories about books, travel, sex, relationships, and more! Guidelines here

($0.50 per word) Safety Wing Media | Barbara is always looking for stories about remote work and digital nomads. Guidelines here. Rolling call.

($0.10 - $0.20 per word) Rocketwheel Productions | Freelance writer for blog content, mostly for a B2B audience for a video production company

3️⃣ Remote Writing Jobs

($80,000 - $90,000, Remote US) Imperfect Foods | Copywriter to join a company eliminating food waste. Great mission

($75,000, Remote US) Fairwinds | Content Marketing Manager to create content that resonates with their customers and drives traffic

($60,000 - $90,000, Remote) Mission | Content Strategist to set the direction of their content strategy. 

($60,000 - $70,000, Remote US) Black Rifle Coffee | Staff Writer for their Coffee or Die Magazine. Pitch, write, edit stories

(€48,000 - €60,000, Remote) Scaleway | UX Writer in product documentation team. Flair for technical writing encouraged

(€43,000 - €56,000, Remote) Scaleway | Content Marketing Manager to research, write, manage content Very flexible and remote friendly!

($12,000 - $60,000, Remote) Reedsy | Freelance book editor. Join a community of publishing professionals to work on your terms.

($45 per hour, Remote) Thread Creative | Freelance Content Researcher for E-commerce. Part-time, starting mid-July

($45 per hour, Remote) Thread Creative | Freelance B2C Copywriter with experience with football (soccer), part-time. Starting mid-June

($45 per hour, Remote US) ShoutVox | Freelance writer to create blogs, articles, landing page content to help small businesses generate more leads

($35 - $45 per hour, Remote) Jobot | Contract technical writer to a company in shipping/logistics, via recruiter

($34 per hour, Remote) Eleven | Join a pool of freelance writers to write content for a range of publications More details here

($30 per hour, Remote) Maya Cade | Part-time assistant to manage email, calendar, research. Give Maya a shout 

($18 - $28 per hour, Remote) Can I Rank? | Freelance writer to join a digital marketing agency. Experience in SEO and brand will help

(Paid, Remote) Finixio | Freelance writer with experience in sports betting/gambling. Very remote-friendly!

(Paid, Remote) Allurion | Freelance Digital Content Writer, Part-time. Health and weightloss platform. 2.5 hours per week


PS Curious to hear what you’re reflecting on at this time of year? Hit reply here or shoot a DM on twitter @job_writers

PPS Who else wants to share a success story? Shoot me a reply. 


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