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✍ The Writer's Job Newsletter #78 | How much to charge? 👏

The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on July 31, 2022

Happy Sunday to 3,777 motivated writers 👋🏼 

How’s everyone doing? I've had back to back great weeks! 😊

Also, it’s a long weekend in Toronto, so you already know I’m having a ball.

I’m falling in love with this city all over again.

There’s just so much going on in the summer. Yesterday, I went to Caribana, the largest Caribbean festival in North America. Then we hit up a food truck festival (lobster rolls and deep fried cheesecake 🤤… don’t judge me. 100% worth it)

It got me thinking... where do you feel most at home? 🤔

Sometimes I feel like I would be happiest in a cabin out in the woods. But weekends like this make me feel right at home in a city.

Would love to know where's your happy place!

FYI - I’m going to use the long weekend to pull together the blogs you all shared with me. Hit reply with your blog today if you want to get featured!

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So, what do we have this week?

1️⃣ Free freelance rate calculator

2️⃣ 24 calls to pitch (3 deadlines ASAP 🚨)

3️⃣ 19 writing jobs with a couple internships!

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1️⃣ Resource of the week

Resource of the week

Freelance rate calculator

So last week was all about mindset and strategy.

This week, it's more freelance specific.

Here’s a rate calculator that helps you understand what to charge clients, from Alex.

Just take a copy (it's free) and pop in your own numbers, like cost of living, tax rates etc.

It’ll give you a much better understanding of what you should be charging at a minimum. Remember, charge what you’re worth

Check it out here(I love the asshole premium 😂)

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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

🚨 DEADLINE TOMORROW 🚨

(£350) Good Beer Hunting | Diversity in beer grant! Who doesn’t love a good bevvie? Great initiative to make beers and pubs more inclusive

(£50) Bad Form | Pitches for season one! Ideas, essays, book reviews TODAY

($75 - $150) HipHip DX | Tony Pizza (great name) is looking for music stories about NAV, Prodigy and a couple others. Quick turnaround. 

⬇️ REGULAR LIST ⬇️

($500) TripSavvy, T&L, Brides | Travel writers? ✈️ Euna is looking for roundups of hotels for a bunch of publications!

($500, estimated) InStyle | Laura is looking for some fun pop culture writers to join their roster! Editorial policy here

($300 - $800) Scalawag | Keaux is looking for reported stories, personal essays, and short media reviews for Pop Justice. Guidelines & submit here 

($300+) Insider | Alyse Kalish is looking for stories about truck drivers in California and Amazon buying One Medical. 

($250 - $650) The Progress Network | Are looking for writers to help readers with a whole bunch of problem in media Guidelines here

($200+) InStyle | More beauty pieces for InStyle! Christina is looking for pieces for the news and deals commerce desk. Editorial policy here

($200) Urban History Association | Melanie is looking for pieces for March 2023, themed around the scientific city.

($150 - $250) The Bellows | Are taking pitches for all things ‘working-class populism’ About here

(€150  - €1,000) BRIN | Are looking for collaborators on a series on researching mass graves in the former Yugoslavia Guidelines here Deadline Aug 20

($125 - $450) AltPress | Ilana is looking for All things alt music, culture, style. 😎 Rolling call

(£100 - £250, estimated) TechRadar | Christian is still looking for hardware/gaming writers for their PC gaming week later this year. 👾 Estimated from here Guidelines here

($100 - $200) Autostradale | Ro is looking for general sex and sating pitches. Writers of colour for their QUEER audience Submission form here

(£100) Sourced Journals | Chole is looking for stories about food waste. Bonus points for stories with a labour angle! More about them here

($100) Palestine Studies | Laura is looking for all things Palestinian culture! Rolling call, globally Guidelines here

($75) Transformation Narratives | Are looking for essays about life-changing experiences! Simple guidelines here

($60 - $450) The Margins | Monthly column for their Black and Asian Feminist Solidarities project. Guidelines here Pitch rates here

($50) Dirty Spoon | Foodies? The Dirty Spoon is looking for personal essays and interviews about food and bevvies! Guidelines here Deadline Sept 31

($10 - $25, estimate) The Rumpus | Elizabeth is looking for a feature interview for their disability in Education focus. Pay is split between a pool of writers.

($0.50 per word) Bon Appetite | More foodie stories! Elazar is taking stories about weird, voicey and WTF stories about restaurants 

($0.30 per word) Scuba Diving Magazine | I think this a first! Do we have any divers? Candice is looking for new stories! Guidelines here. Rolling call

(£0.23 per word) Pellicle Magazine | Joyful and uplifting stories to celebrate food, drinks, and the places we love! Rolling call.

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3️⃣ Writing jobs

($80,000, Remote US) Science Magazine | Associate or Senior Editor for Plant Sciences, someone with strong research background! Deadline August 19

($75,000 - $97,000, DC) The Smithsonian | Web content creator for the national zoo and conservation biology institute (not remote but couldn’t resist! Love animals) Deadline August 15

($450 - $650 per piece, Remote) Cafe Media | Freelance writers to help creators and publishers grow their businesses

(Paid, Remote) Mother Jones | Digital Producer for 6 month contract Deadline August 10

(Paid, Remote US) Notion | Contract writer for their help section, partnering across the business

(Paid, Remote US) Boston College, Schiller Institute | Freelance science and content writer to put out a range of pieces, 3-5 per month

(Paid, Remote) Healthline Media | Freelance writer with a passion for improving mental health and supporting others

(Paid, Remote) ICS Digital | Freelance copywriters to support across iGaming, sport, lifestyle, TV & movies, and more!

(Paid, Remote) Vira | Freelance science content writer to communicate women’s health and menopause

(Paid, Remote) FARFETCH | Freelance product content writer to make product descriptions and improve their customer experience 

(Paid, Remote) Bionews | Freelance Science Writer to join their Science Content team 

(Paid, Remote) Omniscient | Allie is looking for contract SEO content creators for her new marketing and content strategy agency. Apply here

(Paid, Remote) Cake Ventures | Freelance writer and story teller to distill business concepts into simple, easy to understand copy. Apply here

(Paid, Remote UK) Stagedoor | Freelance contract arts writers to support SEO content strategy

(Paid, *very* Remote, Canada) Cabin Radio | Look at this job! Based up in Yellowknife in Canada. Wild! 18 month opp

($25 per hour, Remote CA) Conversation Canada | Student internship for Sept 2022 to May 2023! More details here Deadline August 25  

($25 per hour, Remote) Hirsh Marketing | Part time content copywriter to help run their marketing efforts!

($21 per hour, Remote US) Health Digest | Freelance News Writer for their  Health and Wellness niche 

($15 per hour) Pop Science | Journo internship from September to December, 20 hours per week. Deadline August 5

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PS All memes can be sent to me on twitter @job_writers

PPS I'm off to get some gelato from my fav ice-cream place in Toronto

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