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✍️ TWJN 86 | Another big week of writing opps!! 💌

The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on September 25, 2022

Happy Sunday to 4,240 motivated writers 👋🏼 

How’s everyone doing? I’m feeling refreshed after a week off and a few days at a lake house, just outside of Austin.

So what's in store this week?

It's the same as very week: I've got some great writing opps for ya! 😉

One of my fave is the pitch call from Supercluster, who are looking to a reporter to cover a space conference in Paris.

My inner geek is wishing I was back in Europe to cover it!

Let’s get to it! ⬇️⬇️


So, what do we have this week?

1️⃣ One of my favorite long form articles from The New Yorker

2️⃣ 23 calls to pitch inc. 2 writer grants 📢

3️⃣ 18 writing jobs

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1️⃣ Resource of the week

One of my favorite long form articles from The New Yorker

Sometimes it’s useful to see great writing and reporting to spark inspiration.

That’s exactly what this piece by Gay Talese did for me, when I first read it back in 2016. 

This an *absolutely wild* story. But it might make you never want to stay in an Airbnb every again.

Imagine this: a guy buys a motel (pretty normal)... but tricks it out with a secret floor so he can spy on guests 💀

It’s shocking. But it’s also beautifully written.

Give it a read here, and let me know what you think!


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

🏅 Writer Grants 🏅

($1,500) HRRF Journalism | Grant for early and mid-career journalists of Indian descent in India and the US. Apply here

($500) Sundress Publications | Microgrant for BIPOC writers with a chapbook in progress. Deadline 31 Oct


($750) Earth Island Journal | Brian is looking for environmental stories from around the world. Global!

(€500) The Cognoscenti | James is looking for pitches for this newsletter, specifically for things that touch on social justice in a hopeful way. More here

($500+) Insider | Grace is looking to grow her freelancer pool, with a focus on arguments and analysis on the big topics of the day.

($500 - $2,000) The Drift | They’ve just raised their rates and are always open to pitches: culture and politics! Guidelines here Rolling call

($400 - $500) Supercluster | SPACE AND SCIENCE WRITERS? Check this out. They’re looking for stories about space exploration, humane spaceflight, and more

($400) Washington Post | Jenny is looking for pitches about small-space living for their Home section

($400 - $2,000, estimate) Landscape Architecture Mag | Jennifer is looking for pieces about transit design, bike infra, and more!, Estimate here

($350+) Translash Media | Gabrielle is looking for all your Halloween pitches and stories. Deadline 30 Sept

($250+) New Republic | Adrienne is a new editor and is always taking pitches about US politics for a progressive audience. Rolling call.

(£200) Air Quality News | Martin is looking for stories on air pollution and cognitive health. Deadline 26 Sept!

($250) Healthline | Taneasha is looking for pitches for the upcoming holiday season. Guidelines in the thread!

($150 - $400) Daily Dot | Victoria is looking for stories about sex, sex workers, adult industry, and more

($150 - $200) Progress Report | Jordan is looking for politics, policy, and activism stories for his newsletter

($100 - $300) LA Times | Patricia is looking for LA-based writers to cover the restaurant and bar scene. Guidelines here. Deadline ~ 12 Oct

($100 - $250) TheGamer | Gamers! Stacey is looking for stories for some big titles (Skyrim, Pokemon, Red Dead) and personal essays, too!

(£60, estimated) Digital Spy | Gabriella is looking for entertainment stories, pitches about movies!

($50 - $130) La Journada Filipina | Pitches about how the Philippines Spanish colonial past shapes the present day. Rolling call.

($1 - $2 per word) MIT Tech Review | Rachel is looking for pitches for their art and design issue. News, features, profiles etc. Guidelines here 

($0.50 - $1.5 per word) Abudon Magazine | Nature and bird writers? Nicolas just shared a breakdown of their pitch guide. Super useful. Guidelines here. Rolling call

($0.50+ per word) LA Times | Brittany shared some great guidelines for how to pitch them, with some areas for topics! Rolling call

(£0.30 per word) British GQ | Fun fact: my fav barbershop magazine growing up! Ben is looking for specific stories for some recent TV & film releases


3️⃣ Writing jobs

($50,000+, Remote US, Part time) The Guardian | Part-time editor to lead the democracy team Apply here

(£40,000 - £50,000) Fortune | News reporter to cover the biggest business and economic news out of London. Ping Holly for more

(£25,000) PC Games N | Freelance evening news writer. Supporting overnight in UK or mornings in PT. Deadline 7 Oct

($2,000 per month, Remote, Part time) Game Revolution | Freelance lead entertainment writer with experience writing about film, TV, streaming!

(£350 per day) Brooke Sargent | Brooke is a recruiter looking for a freelance creative copywriter

($600 per script) Complexly | Freelance script writer for a YouTube eduction channel. Computer programming See other opps here Deadline Oct 17

($600 per script) Complexly | Freelance script writer for a YouTube eduction channel. World History See other opps here Deadline Oct 17

($600 per script) Complexly | Freelance script writer for a YouTube eduction channel. American Government See other opps here Deadline Oct 17

($500 per piece) Forbes Vetted | Quentyn is looking for freelancers to write product reviews, testing, guides, and more

($300 per piece) Nota | Joshua is growing their writer pool. Stories about sex/dating, war/justice, politics, environment, and more

($56 per hour) Aston Carter | Freelance copywriter to support a 3 month contract with Amazon Music

($0.05 - $0.08 per word) Draft | Draft matches freelance content writers with businesses. They’re expanding their writer network Apply here

(Paid, Remote) Writer Girl | Freelance healthcare content writer to join this network. Experience in healthcare preferred!

(Paid, Remote) Book of the Month | Freelance Ad Copywriter to support their paid social and search ads copy

(Paid, Remote) Presitely | Freelance English content writer to publish blogs, service pages, ebooks, and more

(Paid, Remote, Part time) LoveToKnow Media | Part time content writer for their Family & Relationships section 

(Paid, Remote) Lonely Planet | This is an awesome opportunity! Anne Marie is looking for travel writers across a bunch of African countries

(Paid, Remote) DualShockers | Freelance remote news article writer to join their news team


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