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✍️ The Writer's Job Newsletter #82 | Freelance is poppin!🤑

The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on August 28, 2022

Happy Sunday to 3,992 motivated writers 👋🏼 

How’s everyone doing? Another beauty of a day in sunny Austin.

We’re so close to 4,000 subscribers!

That’s wild. It’s been a hell of a journey over the last two years, but this is a big milestone. If you know any writers who’d love to get opps like these..

Feel free to spread the word 😊 

Also, it looks like people are back from summer holidays and pumping out pitch calls and freelance opps.

Some huge gigs in store this week! 🤑🤑


So, what do we have this week?

1️⃣ Free ebook: 22 Laws of Digital Writing

2️⃣ 19 calls to pitch 📢

3️⃣ 18 writing jobs

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1️⃣ Resource of the week

Free ebook: 22 Laws of Digital Writing

This book is a must for anybody looking to level up their digital writing (which should be all of us!). Plus, it's free!

It’s also from two of my favorite digital writers, Dickie Bush and Nicolas Cole. If you follow a lot of writers on Twitter, you've probably heard of them.

They run this cohort-based-class for writers called Ship30for30. I’ve been on the fence about taking it for the last year. Have any of you? Would love to hear your experience!

Anyway, check out the free book here, and some great paying opps below ⬇️


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


($300 - $600) The Muse | Stav is looking for pitches about the ‘quiet quitting’ trend we’ve all been hearing about. ASAP! Guidelines here

($600) Hearst | Becca is looking for a specific story from a US Army Vet! ASAP!⬇️ REGULAR LIST ⬇️

($1,000+) Narratively | Jesse is taking pitches for stories about turning failure on its head Big bucks for a big story! 🤑 Guidelines here. Deadline Sept 15

($600+) Romper | Michelle is looking for US/Canada based indigenous writers on birth, parenting, and caregiving Guidelines here Deadline Sept 1

($400) ReproJobs | Are taking pitches all about reproductive health. Specifically for working in abortion care and working remotely

($350+) Xtra Magazine | Ziya is looking for pieces about climate and LGBTQ2S+ issues Guidelines here

($300) SF Gate | Dan is still looking for an on-the-ground writer to cover burning man 🔥

(£200 - £300) Time Out London | Huw is looking for all the cool things happening outside of London

($200 - $500) Belt Magazine | Ed is looking for commentary and essays. Awesome little publication. Guidelines here

($200 - $300+) Ars Technical | Gamers!👾 Kyle is looking for stories on tech development, gaming history, and more!

($200) Belt Magazine | Ed is also looking for stories from Rust Belt writers. Midterms, environment, local politics. Guidelines here

($200+) Pipe Wrench Magazine | Rolling call for conversational pieces. Essays and personal stories. 

(£150+) Women’s Health | Georgie is looking for health, fitness, and nutrition-based long reads. 

($125) HuffPost Personal | Emily is looking for first-person essays for Hispanic Heritage month!

($120 - $150, estimated) Riddlefence | Andie is looking for features and reviews for a range of non-fiction. Pays $30 per printed page. Guidelines here

(~£100) The Online Rule | Another rolling call for footy fans! ⚽️ Check out these guidelines for heaps more steer

(£75 - £125) When Saturday Comes | Football (as in soccer) fans?! ⚽️ WSC has a rolling call for a range of stories in their guidelines 

($25 - $250) New Voices Magazine | Lauren is looking for Jewish writers in college for a whole bunch of pieces (opinion through longer form features)

($0.75 per word) Current | Ongoing call for commentaries and stories from the public media Guidelines here______________________________

3️⃣ Writing jobs

($70,000, Remote) The Markup | Editor for 6-month contract to manage a team of 4-6 reporters 

($600 - $1,200 per piece, Remote) The Grade | Writer/columnist for 6 - 8 pieces throughout year

($500 per piece, Remote) GoodRx | A few roles in their content team. Freelance writer to document patient experiences 

($500 per piece, Remote) GoodRx | A few roles in their content team. Freelance medical writer

($500 per piece, Remote) GoodRx | A few roles in their content team. Freelance healthcare and personal finance writer 

($200 per piece, Remote) Rupa | Qualified medical writers for this contract gig 

($50 per hour, Remote US) Brain Jolt | Email Marketing Consultant to support their team, building to implementing campaigns

($50 per hour, Remote US, Part-time) Stand Up America | Contract influencer writer to draft comms for their influencers. 

($40 - $90 per hour, Remote) The Grade | Reporter/researcher for 4-5 hours per week

($15 - $25 per hour, Remote) The Mary Sue | Freelance content and SEO-driven writer for their entertainment vertical

(Paid, Remote US) Mometrix | Contract test prep writer who’s also a science teacher!

(Paid, Remote US) Launch That | Contract financial writer across a range of topics

(Paid, Remote US) The Kitchen | Social Copywriter to be their new tweet master

(Paid, Remote) Site Supply | Freelance content writer in the sneaker/streetwear industry. Any Supreme fans out here? 

(Paid, Remote, Part-time) Sigma XI | Science communication coordinator to support writing and managing digital content

(Paid, Remote, Part-time) Forbes Vetted | Freelance editor to manage their shopping guides and product reviews 

(Paid, Remote) Motor 1, Inside EVs | Auto writers! Seth is looking for freelancers for these two websites


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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