Company rumors & news writer
TrenchMice is looking for freelancers to dig up company rumors and news.
Weâ€™re about whatâ€™s going down in the office, and what itâ€™s really like to work for a company or a manager. If a friend has ever vented to you about his/her job, you know the kind of information weâ€™re looking for!
* Write about company rumors and news you get from friends, colleagues, web surfing, or you overheard at a party.
* Write up interviews with founders or managers of small companies.
* An interest in writing about companies. (Duh!)
* Good searching skills for personal contact info. If you had the name of someone working at firm XYZ, could you dig up their e-mail address from an obscure corner of the Internet?
* Familiarity with alternative search engines and directories, especially related to industries (e.g., health care) or types of content (e.g., blogs) is a plus.
* Very good English writing skills.
Coolness about being a TrenchMice stringer:
* If you want to break into the reporting business, youâ€™ll gain great writing experience.
* You can do it in your spare time. On your lunch break. At a coffee shop. At home. In your pajamas.
* You can even do it while youâ€™re working at another job.
* $20 â€“ $30 per published scoop, depending on length. And company stock options for multiple months of continuous stringing.
Weâ€™ll help you get started with TrenchMice reporting guidelines, sample interview questions, and example posts.
How to apply
Send your resume and two writing samples to email@example.com. If you donâ€™t have prior reporting experience, then attach some writing samples from school.
Posted on: 03/20