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✍ The Writer's Job Newsletter #81 | Lotta remote opps! ✈️

The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on August 21, 2022

Happy Sunday to 3,945 motivated writers 👋🏼 

How’s everyone doing? I’m going great... but a little tried!

Immediate reaction to Austin: it’s hot as hell and the people are great (like super nice). The food is sweet too! Also, Austin is an hour further back than Toronto.. so sorry if this comes out a little later wherever you are.

Thank you for all the kind wishes (and recommendations!) 😊

Still finding my feet here (and need to jet off to IKEA in a min) but I'm loving it!so I’ll keep it short up top again.Let’s dig in!


So, what do we have this week?

1️⃣ City guides for remote workers

2️⃣ 19 calls to pitch 📢

3️⃣ 17 writing jobs

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1️⃣ Resource of the week

Awesome city guides for remote workers

Nurall writes these city guides for remote workers, which I’ve been loving to help get around Austin over the last week!

I know this isn't the most writing-focused. But as freelancers, many of us have a lot of flexibility in where we work (especially in a remote-first world!)

Love seeing little guides like this. The future of work is here!

We’ve actually featured some calls to pitch from these folks in the past (most recently in TWJN 75

See if there’s one for your fav city here!


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


($200) Seismag | Andrea is looking for back-to-school features and stories about reproductive health Deadline 22 August

($150) Matt Caputo | Matt is looking for a writer with knowledge of Italian culture to cover an event in LA. Deadline 23 August⬇️ REGULAR LIST ⬇️

($400 - $500) JSTOR Daily | They’re always looking for stories and full features. Guidelines here

($400) Insider | Louise is looking for stories that touch business and consumer affairs. Think strong characters, great narratives. Guidelines here

($300 - $600) Daily Dot | David is still looking for pitches all about tech and politics! Guidelines here

($250+) Daily Beast | Allegra is looking for pitches for Obsessed and has a handy new pitch guide!

($225+) Insider | Claudia is looking for Mexico-based freelancers for a travel piece! Guidelines here

($200 - $300) Fanbyte | Gamers!? Elise is looking for freelancers to cover MMOs or live-service games. Guidelines here

(£200) The Robora Magazine | Annie is looking for business trends, wellbeing, self-development, and more! 

($200) The Big Issue! | Clare is looking on upcoming issues for their Aussie publication in Nov/Dec!

($125+) Huff Post | Noah is looking for pitches all about body mods! Think tongue, splitting, heavy tats etc.

($50) Triangle House Review | Beauty writers?! Get in your pitches for essays, fiction, and more. Guidelines here

($1 per word, estimated) New Scientist | Alex is looking for in-depth stories for the health desk. Pay estimated here. Guidelines here

($1 per word) Western Landowners | Water journalists? Get in your stories about original stories about landowner-driven water conservation

($0.75 per word, estimated) Washingtonian | Mimi is the new Home & Features editor. She’s looking for home design, DIY, and real estate stories. Rate estimates here. Guidelines here 

($0.30 per word) Studio Magazine | Pitches for the Spring/Summer issue, all about labor and work! Guidelines here

($0.25 per word) | Christina is still looking for essays on RF Kuang’s BABEL! Pay estimate here Guidelines here

(£0.15 per word, estimated) DIVA Magazine | Nic is looking for first-person QTIPOC writers! 🦄 Guidelines here

($0.10 per word) Future of Sex | Carolyn is looking for pitches about how technology is changing sex 😉 Guidelines here


3️⃣ Writing jobs

($85,000, Remote US) NPR | Climate Solutions Reporter audiences an understanding of the scientific, behavioral and policy solutions

($72,000, Remote US) Vox Media | A 12-month stint as a Future Perfect Fellow to join Izzie’s team. Amazing opp for upcoming journey! Apply here. Deadlines Sept 16

($70,000 - $76,000, Remote US) Skirt | Tech travel reporter, covering enterprise software companies and service providers in travel.

($1,000 - $2,500, Remote) IRE | Freelance fellowship! 3 prizes with annual membership. Deadline 29 August

($60 - $300 per month, Remote) Shosana Simones | Content writers! Freelance writers for regular work. 2 - 6 blog posts per month!

($50 per piece) Co.Careers | Ali is looking for freelance content writers for multiple pieces!

(£18 - £20 per hour, Remote) Pushkin Press | India is looking for freelancers for proofreading and copy editing!

(Paid, Remote US) Rolling Stone | What an awesome publication! They’re looking for a weekend news editor 

(Paid, Remote CAN, Part time) EIC-BC | Freelance content writer for social media and external reports

(Paid, Remote) Tilt | Freelance film and TV writers (especially for the news Game of Throne series!

(Paid, Remote) Island Innovation | Freelance blog and content writers for SEO-driven content

(Paid, Remote UK) We are North | Amanda is looking for freelance data journalists for a client project!

(Paid, Remote) Apple Insider | Tech writers needed! Where’s all the Apple fan boys and girls (guilty here!)

(Paid, Remote) Spacebar SEO | Blog content writer comfortable with a wide range of topics from RE, food, to B2B SaaS

(Paid, Remote) Spendflo | Nivas is looking for a bunch of freelance content writers!

(Paid, Remote) Unchained | Part-time editor to manage SEO-driven content on crypto and blockchain

(Paid, Remote) Jelly Smack | House of Bounce is looking for a writer/script writer! Apply here


PS If you have any tips or recc's for Austin TX, I'm all for it! Shoot a DM on twitter @job_writers

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