Paranoid technologists wanted

personal Published: October 26, 2018
Location
Telecommute
Work can be done remotely
Job Type
Company Type
Studio

Description

You must have a passion for technology and people.

You blend research, intuition, and a healthy dose of cynicism to tell surprising and engaging stories.

You can come up with story ideas with minimal guidance.

 

Application Instructions

1) About Your Company:
This application is for a personal blog i would like to create. My goal is to build a brand as a paranoid technologist with a focus on IOT, distributed ledger, data privacy, and the impact on society.

2) About your Content:
The reader is a fellow technologist that are looking for ideas that run against conventional wisdom.

3) Writing Samples I like:
https://medium.com/s/story/paranoia-is-now-a-best-practice-3b1adb8980ed
-Why i like it: Super paranoid (but much more detailed than what i would like to generate)

https://www.recode.net/
-Why i like it: yes it celebrates technology but it consistently digs deeper into the impact of technology than most


4) The Writing Test
If you pass the writing test, then I pay you for your first post and onboard you as a writer. If you don’t pass the test, then I don’t pay you for the post, and you can use the post however you wish moving forward.

Part 1 of the test:

Send an e-mail to to me and pitch three story headlines (and a one sentence description of their thought process for each) that you would like to write about based on the very brief onboarding description above.


Part 2 of the test:

If you pass part 1, then i will pick one of the pieces from the headline examples for the writer to write as a test post.

If the post comes back with minimal editing needed, and has the right direction from a content/story perspective — then I pay them for the post, onboard you and hop on a 30 minute call with you to discuss the blog, and payment in more detail.

I am expecting to have you help me write 5-10 articles initially. My payscale is...

$150 is the minimum flat rate (roughly 3 hrs of work) and what i will pay for the initial post

$200 is the rate I’ll pay to the more experienced writers and the writers that go above and beyond for the blog.

$350 is the rate I’ll pay to writers that do interview style posts.

$500 is the rate I’ll pay for heavy research and mega projects. These projects typically require someone that can outline, project manage a piece, write and coordinate details with others.
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