Here at TVWriter™ we try to keep our eyes out for paying writing gigs and pass them on to y’all whenever possible. Today we’re presenting in full the latest announcement from one of our favorite (and most reputable) websites.
Are you full of strong opinions on the right way to do things that you’re dying to share with the world? Do you geek out over everything from how best to pack a suitcase to the finer points of cell phone etiquette? Do you give incredible advice, if you do say so yourself? Are you also a smart, curious, witty, detail-oriented writer or editor who wants to help people improve their lives?
These are full-time positions with competitive salary and good benefits, working out of our New York City mothership or remotely. This is your chance to help bring our audience of tens of millions best-in-class service journalism.
As usual, we aren’t guaranteeing the wonderfulness of the job or the hiring experience, just passing on what seems like a solid opportunity to earn money by writing or editing even though it isn’t television writing per se.
If you reach out to Lifehacker about this op, good luck and please let us know how it goes!
If you’re a Stephen King fan and want to make some extra money watching some films based on Stephen King books while your bodily reactions are monitored and recorded, DISH Network may have the gig for you.
Here’s the scoop from DISH:
Get your popcorn ready and your coziest blanket near—USDish.com is looking for one (un)lucky fan to watch 13 movies based on Stephen King’s most chilling novels. With It: Chapter 2 and Doctor Sleep hitting theaters soon, we want to pay you $1,300 to witness 13 horror classics in preparation for Pennywise and Danny Torrance.
Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s fitting you get cozy with Carrie or play fetch with Cujo. Maybe take Christine for a spin and see where it takes you. In the process, tell us how everything’s going. How’s your heart rate during the scary scenes? Which movie’s your favorite or least favorite? Are you watching these flicks alone, or bringing a friend along so you can have night terrors together? You tell us, we pay you $1,300. Simple! Scary, but simple!
God knows how many people will apply for this gig, and there’s only room for one scary movie watcher to, you know, rule us all.
You’ll have to do some free (as in unpaid) writing as part of your application, and you’ll need to demonstrate that you yourself will be a publicity-worthy commodity, as in:
In 200 words or less, tell us why you should be tortured this way. For bonus points, include a link to a video showing us your Halloween spirit! Let us know how you like to celebrate the Halloween season and any other relevant information that would make you the perfect candidate. It’ll be the scariest—but easiest—way to make $1,300, so apply today!
FWIW, we here at TVWriter™ think this is a very well written want ad. (That means you should be an even better writer if you answer it.)
Here you go:
Can’t stop digging through the latest tech and gadget news? Have a way with words? You might be the part-time news writer we’re looking for.
We are looking for an experienced writer who will crawl news feeds, Reddit, and other cool sites looking for interesting and current things to talk about. Topics will be mostly tech and include smartphones, laptops, tablets, general gadgets, and beyond. You can also expect to cover some non-tech news too, so the ideal writer will be comfortable covering a wide range of topics.
This position requires collaborating with a team in a fast-paced environment. You’ll be finding the news as it happens, coordinating stories with our editors in Slack, and then writing up the new posts quickly.
This is a part-time, remote job. We need somebody who can work about 5 hours per weekday (five days per week) from around 9:00 am through 2:00 pm Eastern Time (US).
Yes, indeed, this is a paying job, and even though it isn’t in TV, it could be quite helpful in pursuing your dream. The deets – Skill Requirements, Primary Responsibilities, General Situation, and, of course, How To Apply are HERE
As usual, TVWriter™ wants to remind you that while we are passing along this info, we aren’t recommending this gig per se. If you do follow up on this post, please let us know how your experience was so we refine our recommendation process for the future.
ReviewGeek.Com is looking for a few experienced writers to join their team on a freelance basis. We’re talking about a technology website focusing on saving everybody time and money when it comes to picking the best and most suitable “toys” to shell out hard-earned money on.
The site puts it this way:
Whether you’re standing in a store aisle debating between products on the shelf or shopping in bed with your phone, we’re here with the best recommendations, tips, and guides. We pore over every new product so you can quickly find the best fit for your needs and lifestyle instead of wasting your free time sifting through endless reviews, comparisons, and comments.
Review Geek’ pay scale starts at $100/article, and their ideal candidates “can contribute four or five articles ” a week ranging from 800 to 1600 words each.
Clearly, this is an entry-level gig, but, hey, if you get it, you’ll definitely be able to smile at yourself in the mirror and go, “I’m really a writer!” or “Yeah, baby!” or whatever it takes to get you through the day.
Interested? Just about everything you need to know, including the specific requirements and how to apply, is HERE
As usual, we’re reporting, not recommending. If you follow up, please let us know how the experience went, and if you get the job, don’t forget to tell us so we can enjoy your good fortune with you.
One of our favorite tech websites is looking for a writer. And while it may not be a TV, film, or even a fiction writing gig, it actually —
Wait for it —
Here’s the skinny. (Hmm, why do they call it that? Is “the skinny” one of those alta cocker words?)
by Martin Brinkman
I’m looking for a new writer for Ghacks to complement the articles that I’m writing each day. While I’m pretty happy with the development of the site as of late, I’d like to add another permanent voice to Ghacks that provides another view on things and a view on topics that I don’t cover a lot or at all.
I don’t have many requirements:
Your English needs to be good. I don’t care if you are a native speaker or not.
You need to be able to come up with interesting articles on your own, e.g. reviews, how-to articles, comparisons, first-look reviews, op-eds. Of course, I’m there for you to discuss article topics, especially in the beginning.
You should have a strong interest in tech related areas, e.g. Linux, Development, Hardware, or Security.
You need to be able to provide between two and five articles per week. I don’t mind less articles if the articles that you provide are top notch and well researched.
You need to be reliable. I cannot stress this enough.
Ideally, you have at least one area of expertise that you are very interested in and love to write about or tell people about. I think that a passion for certain subjects usually leads to great articles as you are able to provide greater insight and have a better understanding of the subject in question.
If I had to pick areas of expertise, I’d love to see Linux content revived here on this site (especially with end of support for Windows 7 coming in 2020).
What I’m not looking for:
Rehashed news-type articles that every other site writes about.
Superficial articles that are not useful.
As far as payment is concerned, that needs to be discussed on a case by case basis as it depends on numerous factors. My two main payment options are bank transfer if you are in the Euro-zone, or PayPal.
If you are not a writer but know someone who might be a good fit, feel free to recommend the article to them or tell me about them so that I may contact them.
If you are interested in the position, write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include two links to articles that you have written in the past (or attach them to the email), and let me know about yourself (especially the areas in tech that you are interested in). If you have an idea already on what your pay should look like, include that bit of information as well.
As usual, we aren’t recommending this job, just letting you know it’s out there. If you do get in touch with Mr. Brinkman please let us know how it goes.