One of the world’s largest dental health blogs www.askthedentist.com (Ask the Dentist) is seeking writers to join our remote writing team! You need to be able to submit two articles per month or more, which will focus on the mouth-body connection, oral health tips for families, and explanations of dental procedures (like root canals or whitening, for example). Your articles need to be of a high quality, demonstrate a deep knowledge of dental health (don't worry -- you can research everything you need to know online!) and have a writing tone that is accessible, friendly, and focused on helping our readers get the "need to know" for their dental health question.
Our articles focus on: how to, tips for dental appointments, tips and checklists for parents, and "know before you go" for dental procedures. The more practical the better as our readers don't want to be dentists -- they want to get out of pain, help their families, learn how to get healthy, or save money.
- write at least two quality articles per month, based on topics assigned
- teach others about oral health in a friendly, technical but easy-to-understand style that is layperson-friendly
- read other blog posts on the web about the topic in order to thoroughly research the topic and make sure that the article covers everything
- cite sources
- write in a way that is solutions-oriented, for example, if writing about root canals, focus on what a reader needs to know if they are going in for a root canal -- NOT on the details of the root canal procedure. Our audience is looking for practical advice, not necessarily to nerd out on the specifics of dentistry
To apply, please write an email to [email protected] with:
- links to your high-quality writing portfolio or articles you've written that you feel demonstrate your writing abilities and style
- why you'd like to work at Ask the Dentist
- what experiences you have that make you able to write in a layperson-friendly style (maybe you're a parent, a teacher, or former healthcare worker who has experience explaining complex health concepts)
Please make this submission by midnight (Pacific time) December 20th, 2016.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a trial post to be used on Ask the Dentist (you will be paid for this) to see how it is received by readers and to let you see if it is a fit for you too.
After all shortlisted candidates trial posts are published you will be notified as to whether your application has been successful or not. Please note: this process can take several weeks.
This is a paid position (per post) as part of a friendly and dynamic writing team that works from home, based all around the world. Your articles will be read by (and help!) millions of people around the world (but mainly in the USA) each month.