Happy Sunday to 6,750 motivated writers 👋🏼
How’s everyone doing? I’m doing great!
And happy long weekend for all os us in the UK and US 🥳🥳
It’s my first Memorial Day weekend in Austin. Hoping to get out of town for a big ol hike on Monday!
What are your long weekend plans? Let me know! I hope you can step away from the screens and enjoy the break 😊
...But that might be a little hard with all these opps floating around 👀
We’ve got another week with just under 50 opps, again (!!). There were a bunch more opps but a lot of editors weren't sharing rates 😤
Anyway, let’s jump in!! ⬇️⬇️
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✅ A second weekly update on Wednesdays with early access to opps
✅ An exclusive list of all the publications that pay. That’s over 400 so far!
✅ A breakdown of how much publications *actually* pay based on real pitch calls
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So, what do we have this week?
2️⃣ 23 calls to pitch, 11 early access for TWJN Pro ⚡️
3️⃣ 23 writing jobs
Let’s get to it! ⬇️ ⬇️
1️⃣ Resource of the week
So there was a *bunch* of interest in the freelance pricing ebook last week.
So friend of TWJN and freelancer pro, Mandy Ellis, reached out and wanted to share her free writer specific pricing guide. She’s a pro and knows how tricky it can be to set the ‘right’ rates for your work.
My fav part of the guide are all ranges for different roles, like:
- Content Marketing, Magazines, Ghost writing, and more!
See a lil sneak peek - super useful content to know these benchmarks.
Check out the full thing here - it’s free!
2️⃣ Calls to Pitch
Free subscribers receive these updates on Sunday. TWJN Pro Supporters got an update on Wednesday with all posts with a ⚡️
Sign up to get early access to opportunities here
⚡️($5,000) Grist | This is a cool initiative. Grist have a $100K rural reporting grant. Individual freelancers can get up to $5,000 for reporting on what’s happening in rural communities in the United States, but can be focused on any topic More info here Deadline June 1
⚡️($800) Bolts | Political writers & commentators! Bolts are always looking for stories about critical voting issues and criminal justice in the US. Guidelines here Rolling call
⚡️(£620) New Scientist | Joshua is *already!!* looking for Christmas feature pitches 😂😂 It’s only May!! But get in early, I guess. See the detailed guidelines here, specific to their Xmas issues. Deadline early - mid June
⚡️($300 - $350 AUD) Junkee Media | Ben is looking for all you Aussie music writers. Opinions about local music issues, artist retros, rankings, and more. More about them here Rolling call
⚡️($200 - $300,) Insider | Conz is looking for parenting and health pitches, mostly personal essays, but also open to some reported pieces when it makes sense. Guidelines here
⚡️($100 - $200) Nurall | Jamie is looking for travel writers and digital nomads to write a piece about working remote in Thailand Guidelines here Deadline June 15
⚡️($75 - $100) Gulf Coast Journal | Music writers!🎤 Digital summer call open! They’re looking for all things pop music. $75 for poetry, $100 for prose More info and submit here
⚡️($75) Poetry Northwest | Nanya is looking for book review submissions. You can fill in the form to get added to their list. Currently, they only pay for their ‘critics at large’, but this could be a good stepping stone
⚡️($1 - $2 per word) MIT Tech Review | Re-up on this pitch call for the tech review. Looking for how science and tech can be used to solve *hard problems* 🚀 Guidelines here Deadline May 30
⚡️($0.25 per word) China Global South Project | Pitches open for reporting on climate issues in China and South East Asia. Pretty detailed guidelines here Rolling call
($550) Andscape | Britni is looking for music, culture, and entertainment pitches for June & July. They cover stories through a Black lens. See here for the types of things they report on
(£500) Creative Debuts | A little different this time - check out this no strings attached grant for Black artists. More info and apply here. Rolling monthly grant, no deadline
($300) Court Watch | Seamus is looking for stories all about federal court reporting. Fact-based original reporting. Ideal for an investigative reporter! Guidelines and info here. Rolling call
($300) The Daily Dot | Tiffany is always looking for regular freelancers and pithes for essays/features. Guidelines here Rolling call
(£220) Wanderlust | Rhodri is looking for writers with an in-depth knowledge of Taiwan for a chinky commercial content piece. Estimate from guidelines here, but it’s super dated. Deadline ASAP
($200) The Beaches | Katie is looking for a few entertainment pitches for Sex and The City or And Just Like That Estimate from prev posts
(£170) Hidayah | This publications has been awarded funding to create a collection of stories by LGBTQ Muslims, which they’ll publish as a book. Deadline May 30. More info and submit here
($140) The Telegraph | Lay is looking to commission three pieces. Innovative healthcare, finance & legal, homes & garden. Deadline May 30
($100) Are.na | Pitches are open for their annual. This year the theme is all about ‘trace’, as in.to find or discover Guideliens here
($1 per word) Magic at the Margins | Anela is taking pitches for her Food & Bev newsletter. Love seeing subscriber-supported content and publications like this 😊 Guidelines here Rolling call
($0.75 per word) Science.org | Matthew is the new European editor and is looking to cover science policy and research community issues in UK/Europe Guidelines here Rolling call
2️⃣ Writing jobs
⚡️($110,000 - $125,000, Remote CA) Cal Matters | Investigative editor to manage their investigative reporting team. Focused on being the ewatch dog on the major issues and decisions in the government of California. More info and apply here
⚡️($85,000 - $100,000, Remote) World Politics Review | Managing editor with knowledge of international affairs to help run the editorial in this publication More info and apply here
⚡️($70,000, Remote US) BOMB Magazine | Managing editor for this quarterly arts and culture magazine. Awesome for someone with experiencing in editing More info and apply here
⚡️($55,000 - $65,000, NY or DC) Atlantic | Okay, okay, this one isn’t remote but hear me out. Being an editor at The Atlantic is a *dream level* job opp 😍 More info and apply here
⚡️($50,000, Remote TX) Jolt | This is a non-profit aimed at increasing civil participation of Latinos in Texas to increase representation. They’re looking for a writer and multimedia designer to design videos, audio, and animated images Hiring across a few TX cities. More info here
⚡️(£42,000, Remote UK) The Loadout | Gaaaaaamers!! 👾 Check this out. Full-time editor to coordinate a roster of writers across major releases and events, provide SEO content, and represent the organisation externally Apply here
⚡️(£42,000, Remote UK) PCGamesN | Another editor opp for another gaming publication! Responsible for managing the PCGamesN Editorial team, managing content, and commissioning freelancers. Apply here
⚡️($1,250 per week, Remote) Salon | Freelance science and health writer to report, will be a mix of breaking news, features, commentary, and more. More info and apply here
⚡️($800 per piece, Remote) Complexly | Freelance script writer to work with subject matter experts to write episodes for this YouTube Channel, Crash Course. I used to love these videos when I was studying 😊 More info and apply here
⚡️($65 - $160 per hour, Remote US) Civitech | Freelance writer to support a range of projects leading up to the 2024 US Elections. Will be writing about how this corporation supports democracy by building tools and infrastructure to increase civic participation Deadline May 30
⚡️(Paid, Remote/Hybrid) The Stylist | Two writers to support across digital and print. This role will be fast-paced and cover everything from feminism to politics More info and apply here
⚡️(Paid, Remote US) Worthy Goods | Freelance writer to join their company that finds and sells high-quality, ethical, and sustainable products. The writer will manage and create content for their website and social platforms
($90,000 - $103,000, Remote CA) Nosh | East-bay foodie writers! Nosh is looking for their next editor. More info and apply here. Deadline June 12
($75,000 - $95,000, Remote) GovCIO | Senior technical writer/editor with experience editing narrative and graphic product. This company is all about transforming government IT using digital strategies.
($55,000 - $75,000, Remote) Review Trackers | This tech company aggregates user reviews for software and technology. They’re looking for a content and email marketer to join their Marketing team to make content and assts targeting the enterprise market
($400, NYC) CUNY Brooklyn | Okay so this one is a little different - they’re *paying* NYC-based highschoolers who want to get a kick start in journalism. What an awesome initiative! More info and apply here
($200 - $400 per piece) SEM Rush | Freelance content coordinator who knows who to create excellent screenshots and build out process workflows using their software tools
($30 - $40 per hour) The Tor Project | Contract technical writer for Arti documentation, for a 3-4 month stint More info here
(Paid, Remote) Dr Chrstina Ngaruiay | This Dr is looking for a strong writer, pref PDH, post-doc, with exposure to qualitative and qualitative analyses to support an ongoing global health project. Part time work DM her for more info!
(Paid, Remote NZ) Concrete Playground | I know we have a few friends from Down Under here! Check out this freelance editor position to help direct organic content in Auckland and Wellington
(Free, Remote) Tortoise | Another one that’s a littler different. Check out this free one-week summer journalism school, covering training, finding stories, and how to pitch. More info and apply here
PS here’s a link to Mandy’s pricing guide again, in case you missed it 😊
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