We publish several high-profile websites, two of which are about US travel, and another site about TV/Movies/Celebrities.
Both of these sites are syndicated on MSN.com, so this is a fantastic opportunity to potentially get your name in front of a large audience.
We are looking to hire a writer who is a true lover of the entertainment industry and/or travel related topics who can come up with ideas for viral, trending articles like
- 8 Vacation Spots That Instagram Ruined
- 10 New Netflix Stand-up Specials Worth Watching
- Twitter Reacts To The End Of Ted Lasso
These articles will generally be fairly short, like 400 - 700 words and feature a lot of list style content, curation of relations from social media, and other viral style posts.
This is an ongoing project since we're regularly publishing new content on our site.
It certainly has the potential to be a long term project.
You must enjoy writing and be very good at it. Anyone can write a boring review. We require the write-ups to be engaging, detailed, helpful, personable, and humorous with a touch of snarkiness. All in all, they must entertain as much as they inform.
We are looking for someone who can work 20 - 30 hours per week, producing 2 - 8 articles per weekday on either travel, entertainment, or a combination of both.
Given the high volume, you'll have a lot of control over what we cover. Rather than us telling you what to write, you'll use social media and other outlets to cover celebrity news, travel trends, movie/streaming service news, etc.
Word counts will vary but this won't be long form content for the most part. Typical articles will look something like this:
You must have (or be willing to open) a Paypal account for invoicing.
Familiarity with WordPress is an asset, as the ideal candidate will be formatting and publishing their content to our site.
You can work wherever you want. However, you must be a native English speaker and be able to write for a primarily US audience.
Ideally, you can complete 2 to 8 news articles per weekday. The first batch may take a bit longer as you get up to speed.
Generally speaking, most posts will take under an hour to complete.
(We are also open to people who can handle even more articles per week)
$15 per hour + Viral Content Bonuses
You will be paid weekly by sending us an invoice via Paypal for all of the work you completed that week.
This is a freelancer position.
As mentioned, we like to reward our writers when posts go viral and send a windfall of traffic to our site. Frankly, at this point we don't have a defined scale for this - but if you create something that suddenly drives a ton of traffic, we'll send you a viral content bonus with your weekly payment.
DELIVERY OF ARTICLES
The ideal candidate will be comfortable publishing your work in WordPress. We can provide training as needed, but given the high volume of content you'll be asked to self-edit using Grammarly and even tools like ChatGPT (not to create the content, just to offer editing suggestions).
We'll also show you how to source and format images to be used in the articles. You'll effectively be self-publishing your work
The position starts immediately.
HOW TO APPLY
You can apply via the attached form.
PLEASE NOTE that we read the application to assess writing capability. If it's boilerplate and boring, we'll probably not reply.
Write the application so that it's interesting - show us your writing chops. We'd also love to hear about your interest/experience with TV/Films and/or travel related topics.
Kindly provide 3 writing samples, preferably web writing. Simply include URLs to the samples.
Please confirm your start date as well. Also, let us know if you are available to write for us in the long term.