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The Writer's Job Newsletter
The Writer's Job NewsletterPublished on December 11, 2022

Happy Sunday to 5,020 motivated writers 👋🏼 

How’s everyone doing? Woah. Look at that number!!

This a HUGE week for TWJN… 5,000 subscribers!! 🥳🥳

This is a huge milestone. I’m so thankful for each and every one of you. It’s been a long journey to get here, but all the support means so much.

Thank you to everybody who reads each week, shares with their network, and appreciates this newsletter. 💕

Onwards!! ⬇️ ⬇️

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So, what do we have this week?

1️⃣ A free newsletter to help you land more interviews and jobs

2️⃣ 23 calls to pitch, in a fellowship 📢

3️⃣ 21 writing jobs!

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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 

($1,000) Inverse | Jake is looking to spend some leftover 2022 budget! Deeply reported features inTV, movies, gaming, science, and more Guidelines here

($600 - $700) Game Informer | The editor is (still) taking feature pitches! Think long form, behind-the-scenes looks at a game or studio. Timeless and future facing.  

($500 - $1,000) Drizly | Jeremy is the editor of The Stir, by Drizly, and is taking all your boozy pitches. Rolling call

($500) Task and Purpose | Jared is looking for pitches all around Christmas in combat (military stuff!). Rates from guidelines here

($500, estimate) MarketWatch | Maddy is always looking for pitches at MatketWatch Picks. Estimate from public rates

($350) Madison Minute | Hayley is taking pitches all about Madison, WI. I remember this being the best town in the US or something, right?!

($300) Trip-savvy | Laura is looking for a write for a piece about Kuala Lumpur, 600 words. Deadline Monday 12 Dec!

($300 - $600) Long Now | This foundation is taking pitches that foster long-term thinking, the last and next 10,000 years. Super interesting mission! Guidelines here. Rolling call

($200+) Sentient Media | Jenny is looking for new story pitches! Call is a little old but they’re always looking for evergreen stories related to animal agriculture. Guidelines here. Rolling call

(€150 - €500) Scoop Food Mag | Dee is the EIC of this new foodie magazine! Hit her up with all your foodie stories 😊

($150 - $350) Briar Patch | This Canadian politics and culture magazine is taking pitches for their early summer issue. Guidelines here Deadline Jan 2

($150, estimate) Men’s Health | Rachel is the new deputy digital editor and is taking pitches! Get your fitness stories in! Estimate here

($125 - $450) Aplt Press | Sadie is looking for pitches about entertainment, style, and culture. Big range for different types of opps. Guidelines here. Rolling call.

($100 - $400) Cutleaf | Cutleaf are collaborating with All About Beer to put out beer-related pieces. Open to interpretation of what that means to you. Guidelines here Deadline Dec 31 

($40 - $60) Authors Publish | Writers writing about writing? Here’s one for you! They’re open for articles about writing and publishing. Rolling call

(£50 - £120, estimate) Digital Spy | Movie buffs! Gabriella is looking for pitches on December film releases (Emancipation, Avatar 2, Glass Onion). Estimate from prev opps here and here Guidelines here

($50) Just Femme and Dandy | This LGBTQIA+ arts magazine is open for pitches for their next issue. Identity, fashion, and stories. Deadline Dec 17 

($1 per word) MIT Tech Review | Allison is looking for pitches for an upcoming issue about Education! Guidelines here

($0.75 - $1 per word) Seattle Met | Ben is the new features editor! And is looking for long form stories about Houston and Portland. 

($0.50 - $1 per word) Craft Council | Arts and crafts writers! Open call for their fall 2023 issue! Showcase craft that is made from collections of objects or a collective spirit. Deadline Jan 30 

($0.50 per word) Buzzfeed | Mark is looking for a bilingual journalist to write profiles (adult industry)! Hit him up!

($0.50 per word) Trails Mag | Ryan is opening up calls to pitches for this outdoors-y magazine soon.. keep an eye on this one! Guidelines here

($0.10 - $0.30 per word) iSportsman | Freelance indigenous American outdoor writers to feature on their website and newsletter. Deadline 28 Feb 2023

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3️⃣ Writing jobs

($100,000 - $130,000, Remote US) 1100 Architect | Full time Marketing & Communications Manager with experience in architecture, engineering, and construction. Looks like an awesome opp!

($61,000 - $80,000, Remote) Industry Dive | Full time editor in Fashion & Apparel for their upcoming daily publication. Identity, edit and write stories to lead coverage of trends in the industry

($18,720, Remote US) OAPN | Part-time contract membership coordinator for their arts and professionals network

(£20,000 - £25,000, Remote UK, Part time) National Trust | Freelance consultant to help develop long-term plans for cultural programming 

(£3,000, Remote) One World Media | Video journalists! They’re commissioning 3 projects with grants to contribute to their video production.

(£550 per month, Remote) The Bookseller | Freelance writer to cover a mat leave. To cover Monthly New Titles: Fiction preview. Apply here

($1,000 - $5,000 per piece, Remote) Contact Studios | Tyler is looking for a freelance scriptwriter to prep Shorts for an existing YouTube channel (28K subs)

($500 per piece, Remote) Grow & Convert | Freelance content writers to join this marketing agency, focused on bottom-of-funnel marketing 

($330 - $430 per piece, Remote) Scrimba | Freelance writer to help students learn how to code. Perfect for someone a little more technical (coding, developing etc.)

($275 per day, Remote) Information is Beautiful | Freelance research and editorial all-rounder to manage their digital content and blog posts. 3 days per week One of my fav follows on twitter!

($250 - $400 per piece, Remote) Checkly HQ | Freelance technical writer for ongoing work. Experience with software monitoring is a plus! DM Jeff

(Paid, Remote US) Kinfield | Copywriter to join their media time on a part-time basis. Working closely with CEO and head of Brand!

(Paid, Remote US) Kinfield | Content strategist to join their media time on a part-time basis. Working closely with CEO and head of Brand!

(Paid, Remote) Dephion | Freelance health and wellness writer to put out regular articles, with research and narratives.

(Paid, Remote) Sharp Pen Media | Freelance content writer to help with 3-4 articles per month. Martech, EV, etc.

(Paid, Hybrid UK) Digital Spy | Who’s obsessed with TV shows?! Deputy TV Editor to source and write exclusive news stories about TV Deadline 23 Dec

(Paid, Remote) Emy LaCroix | Pickleball players? Emy is looking for freelance writers to put out a few SEO articles per month!

(Paid, Remote) MyProtein | Kieron is looking to expand their freelance contributors for 2023! Fitness writers, personal trainers, nutritionists, and more

(Paid, Remote) Substack | Who wants to work at my fav newsletter platform! 🤓 They’re hiring a communications manager to build out and manage comms. strategy and more

(Paid, Remote) Codeless | Healthcare writers? This content production agency is looking to grow their freelancer bench

(Paid, Remote US) Iko Brands | Freelance content writer to contribute to their portfolio of 20+ websites. SEO-friendly long-form content. List of required niches in the post!

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