Company rumors & news writer

TrenchMice Published: January 17, 2008
Seattle, WA USA
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TrenchMice is hiring freelancers to dig up rumors and news about companies.
We aren't the typical site that opines about new products, company financing, or market trends. Instead, we're about what's going down *in the office*. I.e., what it's like to work for a company, or for a particular manager.

If you've ever listened to friends vent about their jobs, you know the kind of information we're looking for!


* Write about company rumors and news that you get from friends, colleagues, web surfing, or you just overheard at a party
* Write up interviews with founders or managers of small companies


* An interest in writing about companies. (Duh!)
* Good searching skills for personal contact info. For example, if you had the name of someone working at firm XYZ, could you dig up their e-mail address from an obscure corner of the Internet?
* Familiarity with alternative search engines and directories, especially related to industries (e.g., health care) or types of content (e.g., blogs) is a plus
* Very good English writing skills
* Agreeing to abide by our \"Terms of Use\" and \"Membership Agreement\"
* No prior reporting experience is necessary!

The cool things about being a TrenchMice stringer:

* If you’re looking to break into the reporting business, you’ll gain writing experience that employers look for
* You can do it in your spare time. On your lunch break. At a coffee shop. At home. In your pajamas…
* You can even do it while you’re working at another job

The compensation:

* $20 – $30 per published scoop, depending on length
* Cogito, Inc. stock options for multiple months of continuous stringing

We’ll help you get started with TrenchMice reporting guidelines, sample interview questions, and example posts. Payments terms are net-30.

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