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The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on November 13, 2022

Happy Sunday to 4,745 motivated writers 👋🏼 

How’s everyone doing? It’s really started to cool off in Austin now, which is really lovely.

Plus, this is another big week of writing opps. Lots and lots of jobs out there, especially as publications are gearing up for their holiday pieces.

This is all great, but it’s bittersweet

Loads of writers, especially in tech, have been laid off.. over 118,000 layoffs so far apparently

But we’ve also got an awesome community of writers sharing more opps to help.

If you are a publisher and want to feature a job or opportunity, reach out!

Also - I had no idea Americans love Autumn so much! Back in the UK it’s quite rainy and miserable but here it’s just perfect 😊

Let’s get to it! ⬇️ ⬇️

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So, what do we have this week?

1️⃣ Subscriber recommendation: The Science of Storytelling 

2️⃣ 23 calls to pitch 📢

3️⃣ 22 writing jobs all remote!

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1️⃣ Resource of the week

Subscriber recommendation: The Science of Storytelling 

A quick shout out to Francesca on Twitter to reached out and shared this great book recommendation on the psychology behind stories. It’s the Science of Storytelling by Will Storr.

It’s all about WHY we humans are drawn to stories. We all know the HOW (with story arcs, characters etc.) but this gets to the theories behind it all.

Fascinating stuff. 

Check it out here

PS - Do you have a book recommendation to share? Hit reply or ping me on Twitter. Would love to hear it! 

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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

($350 - $750) Mod Farm | Emily is looking for stories from all across the US (mainly) about food, food ecosystems, agriculture, and more!

($300 - $450) Passnfrt | Grace is looking for business pitches for their creator economy newsletter!

($250) Yahoo Life | Erin is looking to expand her pool of freelancers in Parenting, first-person essays, especially from diverse perspectives 

($200 - $350+, estimate) Insider | Keira is looking for holiday travel season stories from airport staff and crews. Estimate from opps, here

(£200+, estimate) The Stylist | Naomi is commissioning thought-provoking an original fashion features. Guidelines here Estimate here

($175 - $360) C Magazine | Are taking pithes for their Gossip Issue, Spring 23. Guidelines here Deadline 1 Dec 

($150 - $300) Insider | Conz is always looking for freelance pitches about new health and/or parenting! Rolling call

(£125 - $175) Autostaddle | Ro is looking for lesbian/bi/queer women or trans writers over 50 to writer personal essays or how-to guides on sex, dating and ageing. Guidelines in thread

($125) HuffPost Personal | Noah is taking holiday related pitches on any topic, from dating to identity to parenting but all about holidays. 

(£120) VG24 | More gaming opps! Dom is looking for pitches for OW2, MW2, Marvel Snap. Underrepresented voices encouraged

($100 - $300) Polygon | Gamers! Charlie is always looking for table top pitches.. keep it interesting! Rolling call

($100 - $300, estimate) Parents | Amelia is looking for news writers for quick turnarounds. POC and LGBTQ+ encouraged! Estimate here and here

(£50 - £100+, estimate) Digital Spy | Gabriella is looking for pitches all about the new Black Panther film, especially from underrepresented writers Estimate here Guidelines from EIC here

($1.50 - $2 per word) Cosmo | Erin is looking for features of immersive and reported leads on the theme of couples. Deadline 16 Nov Guidelines in thread

($1 - $2 per word) NY Black Light | Damaso is looking for pitches about the impact on COVID and gun violence on black and brown communities Guidelines here

($1 per word) Rest of World | Vicki is commissioning for 2023 for deeply reported stories, long-form pieces about tech in Asia, Africa, and LatAm Guidelines here

($1 per word) Drizly | Jeremy is looking for BIPOC writers with stories about Black History Month for their new website 

($1 per word) Wall St Journal, Gear and Gadget | Daniel is always looking for gear reviews and interesting stories about ‘things’

($0.50 - $1 per word) Nautilus | Katherine is the new deputy editor and looking for big-idea science related stories. Estimate here

($0.40 - $0.75 per word) Asana | Nick is looking for pitches about their new executive leadership publication Guidelines here

($0.33 - $0.50 per word) BuzzFeed News | Mark is looking for tech related stories, unexpected, smart, and ambitious! No deadline, rolling call

(£0.30 per word) Positive News UK | Sarah is looking to grow her freelance pool, sustainability and renewables, nature all all hot topics for her. Rates from guidelines here

($0.20 per word) No Depression | Hilary is looking for pitches for their Spring 23 issue, covering ROOTS MUSIC, folk, signer/writers, blues etc.. Deadline 30 Nov

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3️⃣ Writing jobs

($91,000 - $115,000, Hybrid US) Scientific American | Senior Opinion Editor to manage content manage and commission pieces for opinion coverage. Deadline Nov 27

($87,000 - $115,000) Revolut | Content designer within their copywriting team. Perfect for someone both creative and technical

($50,000 CAD, Remote) Popagenda | PR and Marketing Coordinator to manage their comms and social media. Open to anywhere but Canada-based preferred

(£34,000 - £44,000, Remote UK) Dot Esports | UK Gaming Editor to expand their coverage of news, guides, and features all about gaming 

(£25,000, Remote UK) The Loadout | Staff writer focused on writing game guides or news

($11,000 - $13,500 per month) 2A | Freelance contract technical writer to simplify technical information into easy-to-understand language

($800 per week, Remote US) The Walrus | Writer in residence 12-month stint for early career black journalists. Deadline Nov 17

($100 per month, Remote) No Escape | Monthly columnist for tech, digital culture, and games. Deadline Nov 30 

($49 per hour, Remote) Formerly Known As | Freelance copywriter to put out content in their voice, long and short form, for social campaigns 

($27 - $31 per hour, Remote US) Splunk | Technical writing intern to help communicate their tech and platform in easy to understand ways 

($22 - $45 per article) Blue Shark Digital | Freelance medical content writer in their copywriting team and put out SEO content

(Paid, Remote CA) Casa Media | Content writer intern for a Montreal based startup working part-time. Perfect for students!

(Paid, Remote) Harrison AI | Freelance writer, technical and non-tech, to write interesting and click-worthy articles within the healthcare and AI space

(Paid, Remote US) Grist | Are looking for an Indigenous Affairs reporter, highlighting climate solutions and uncovering environmental injustices.

(Paid, Remote UK) Nature Research | Reporter for a 12-month fixed contract, preference for reporting on physical sciences, climate, and government policies

(Paid, Remote UK) House Beautiful | Ecommerce editor to support their daily news and features. Perfect for interior design lovers! 

(Paid, Remote UK) Wonderbly | Freelance story writer and narrative designer write personalised stories

(Paid, Remote) Gymshark | Freelance fitness writer, all about fitness, coaching, health, or style! Apply here 

(Paid, Remote) Notus | Freelance copywriter to manage communications and social media presence, mainly LinkedIn

(Paid, Remote UK) Pledge | Content Marketing Manager to write and manage their outward facing content to influence their target audience

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PS What did you think of this week’s issue? Hit reply and let me know! Or shoot a DM on twitter @job_writers

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