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Buying (Long term) Native English writer, 15 hrs p/w, $250 US

Discussion in 'Content Creation' started by Bbau01, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. #1
    We are seeking a writer for a long term job which requires 15 hrs per week, sliced up into 3 hrs per day M-F in afternoons of EST USA time zone. The payment will be $250 (US dollar) weekly via paypal.

    The Job:
    • A small town media outlet is seeking someone to help with reports on a range of topics including sports, business, lifestyle, environment, entertainment etc. You don't have to be an expert in all of the topics, but working knowledge on a few would be a bonus.
    • Most the writing is not in-depth, more quick short articles (100-400 words)
    • You will post them to a wordpress site, using a very specific pre-existing posting style (bolded sub headers, photos at certain pixel width etc)
    • We will provide many of the concepts/info, but you need to be able to use initiative as well.
    • Writing style required is fairly bland/news style (no humour, opinion etc) and is for "humans" not bots, so we aren't worried about SEO or keywords etc. Just old fashioned good writing.
    • We are seeking a long term relationship. Unless you envision yourself still doing this next year, please do not apply.
    The ideal candidate must [no exceptions]
    • Be an individual not a company - as we want the person to become familiar with the town
    • Be a native English speaker, from any nation, but able to use UK/Australian English spelling eg: harbour not harbor.
    • Familiar with wordpress, or be a very quick learner
    • Generally net savvy, able to embed YouTube videos, create hyperlinks etc
    • Be available via gchat during working hours
    • Be quick, especially for cases of breaking news
    • Reliable, enthusiastic, quick learner, and able to use initiative for the dreaded “slow news days” (eg: whip up fluff pieces)
    This is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking a stable long term part time job, and we are keen to build a long term relationship, which can lead to increased hours/pay.

    The pay, while hardly Fortune 500 stuff, we hope will be sufficient to attract a native English speaker who can produce quality content. To stress, we are only seeking native English writers, and will not even consider non-native.

    Please PM me with your “application”, including anything you think may show your suitability, the more the better as we will be judging your writing quality and enthusiasm by the PM! We are looking to make a quick hire, hopefully in the next 48/72 hours.

    In order to quickly weed out the unsuitable candidates (!!), please start your PM to me with a precise word - which will be a musical instrument used by the Australian Aboriginal culture which starts with the letter "D". Those who do not do so will be ignored.

    Thank you for reading.
     
    Bbau01, Jul 6, 2013 IP
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    lassie911 Active Member

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    How many articles would you need written and posted in a normal three hour day and what would the word count of the articles need to be?
     
    lassie911, Jul 7, 2013 IP
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    Bbau01 Active Member

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    Everything is contingent on the news that day, so there is no set word count or amount of articles, hence why we are offering to pay by set hours.
     
    Bbau01, Jul 7, 2013 IP
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    Hey Bbau01, you must really like the Didjeridu. Interesting musical instrument by the way :). Anyways, I tried PMing you with my cover letter and samples severally without any success. Don't know what's going on with my inbox. If you're still looking for writers, please contact me on skype at contentsolutions (it'll only take a couple of minutes) and I'll send you a ton of samples and any other thing you might need. Thanks.
     
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    Bbau01 Active Member

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    Thank you to everyone who sent a PM, but this offer is closed now as I have selected someone. Actually got quite a few good messages, and I appreciate those who took the time to PM me.
     
    Bbau01, Jul 8, 2013 IP
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    Bummer... I was really looking forward to work with you.
     
    Super2cool, Jul 8, 2013 IP