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Another scam: Volunteer editors! Around the clock!

Discussion in 'Online Journalism' started by Riptide, May 23, 2012.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Dear Daily Source: Please volunteer to kiss my ass.


    DailySource.org is looking for an individual with a nose for news to help update our site with compelling content around the clock and lay out the front page. All volunteering is via the computer -- you can be anywhere in the world. You might also be able to use our Internet location, though there is some cost for that so virtual is preferred. Our online software is incredibly easy to use and automates most of the layout process. The Daily Source is truly a 21st century journalism site. Just drag and drop articles from one location to another and the page adjusts itself automatically. Editing the headlines is as easy as using Microsoft Word or sending an e-mail. You will receive guidance from our senior editors who are some of the top newspaper journalists and reporters in the U.S. Besides laying out the front page, you will find articles, videos, columns and other material from around the Internet for use on the site and make the final decision of what goes on the site.

    We are happy to provide references from our current, very satisfied volunteers, some of whom work at full-time news jobs for places like NPR and IDG Publishing. You will be doing real stuff that directly impacts our front page and the public. You will also gain invaluable experience that will build your skills and look great on a resume. Two of our volunteers started their own non-profit organization after eight months of volunteering with us. The front page editor position is a minimum of 15 hours per week for a minimum of six and a half months. If you can volunteer 18 hours or higher a week, then the minimum is only six months. If you can volunteer 22 hours or higher a week, then the minimum is only five and a half months. All editors are credited at the bottom of the site each day, and daily editions are archived so your friends, family and future employers will see what you were part of creating.

    To view our front page, visit -


    To about us, view the links here -

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I would think that position is illegal, especially with the minimum requirements.

    Then again, it's based in Florida, a Right to Work state.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I applied and got turned down, dammit!
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    One place that wants us to work for $10 a story, another wanting volunteer editors ... where is Ma Joad when needed?
  5. jmb51879

    jmb51879 Member

    So the 21st century is FanBoy Jones scouring the Internet for real journalism and not getting paid? Rough. All of this will fade away once everyone gets behind a paywall.
  6. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    The great thing about this job is it is guaranteed to have no furloughs... ever
  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    We are happy to provide references from our current, very satisfied volunteers....

    .....who rub the lotion on the skin, or else they get the hose again.
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Yes, it will, Precious!
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Someone else might wanna advertise for a volunteer editor ... ::)
  10. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    English is not your first language, is it?
  11. sportsnut

    sportsnut Member

    I know I have the lube around here somewhere.
  12. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

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