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Per-piece sports writer - $10-$12 per piece

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help wanted' started by bpoindexter, May 22, 2012.

  1. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    Position: Per Piece Sports Writer - $10-$12/piece
    Location: Remote, United States
    Job Status: Not Specified
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: June 25, 2012
    Job ID: 1362307


    Position: Per-Piece Sports Writer
    Treatment: 1099 Contractor
    Hours: Freelance/flexible
    Compensation: $10-$12/piece
    Location: Remote (telecommuting OK, US residents only)

    We're looking for freelance sports writers to file anywhere from five to 15 Q&A stories per week. Our clients include large newspapers in several major markets across the United States. Pay is per piece: $10-$12/story. Word counts range from 200 to 350, and writers are responsible for getting high-quality photos via email from their subjects.

    Journalistic writing experience, particularly in sports, is preferred but not required. Must be familiar with Skype and Google Docs and have a reliable home Internet connection, as we run a virtual office. Also required: Top-notch interviewing skills and being able to work effectively with sources and management.

    Our company is growing at a tremendous pace, and advancement opportunities are available for our top performers.

    To apply:
    (1) Include "Per-piece sports writer" and "151505" in the subject of your email (send to helloapply@gmail.com)
    (2) Attach a resume -- PDF or DOC preferred
    (3) Attach three published samples of your work
    (4) Include specific days and times you will be available

    When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.

    OK everyone, fire away ...
  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    ok, i suck at word count. how many inches is 200 to 350 words?
  3. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

    depends on the newspaper, but 200 words is roughly 6-7 inches. But seriously...$10-12 per piece that appears to include some type of interview? And photos from the subject? Good luck finding quality there, folks.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    just looking for a ballpark figure, dawg. so 6-to-10 inches, eh?
  5. Starting17

    Starting17 Member

    So who's the company and are the writers expected to find the people to interview or are they setup or a mix of both?
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    With all due respect to the keeper of the Poin Files: Freelance board?
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It's Journatic.

  8. writingump

    writingump Member

    From an experienced freelancer, two words: No way. Make it three words: No effin way. Seriously, $10-$12 for 200 to 350 words? That's beyond cheap.
  9. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    Although it beats $0 for 450 words on Bleacher Report for those who don't have a gig in the industry.
  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Not really. You always claim writing for Bleacher Report is a hobby, but taking the pennies Journatic throws at you is a signal to an editor you'll do anything to work in the business.
  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    i wouldn't get off the couch for $10.
  12. Starting17

    Starting17 Member

    If your willing to work at BR you'll do pretty much anything and call yourself a columnist or whatever they call each writer now.
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