Submitted to WritersWeekly via email on Feb. 17, 2012 by Hilary Reeson at State 8 Publishing -
State 8 Publishing are looking for approximately 50 more freelance writers and 20 editors for the launch of their new national arts and entertainment review website in 2012. The website has now completed the testing stage before going live and close to 500 US writers for the US website and 600 UK writers for the UK website have so far been recruited. The work is part-time online with flexible hours to suit staff. Writers for this US recruitment must be resident in the USA, anyone else from any other country should not apply.
Whether you’re already an established professional writer or just starting out in the industry, your application will be welcomed. The Company is looking for writers of various styles, voices and ages capable of delivering articulate and engaging medium brow reviews, so specialist subject knowledge and expertise won’t be necessary for many reviews. Writers, regardless of their age and experience, will regularly have the opportunity to switch subject matter and review a wide range of film, TV, theater, documentaries and drama.
Editors ideally should have written to a professional standard and we encourage, but don’t insist on our editors to write for us as well as editing.
We’re not looking for proofreaders, only editors with experience editing magazines, papers or quality websites. Writers with a good track record of writing for top papers or magazines will also be welcome to apply for editing positions, even if they haven’t edited before.
Our writers will have a great deal of creative freedom, so editing is purely to double check for spelling, grammar, punctuation, anything defamatory or infringing and to ensure a review seems informative and engaging. Our younger and emerging writing talent will mainly require this nurturing eye as our established writers should be quite simple to edit.
Rates of pay are as follows ;
800 word reviews pay $300 and 500 word reviews pay $150.
(Editors) starting rate of $30 per hour.
To apply, please send at least one review or professional standard article you have written, minimum 500 words in length. Please do not send several smaller pieces pasted together.
The Company has to gauge your suitability for writing professional standard reviews and your chances of being hired will be reduced significantly if you send any dull technical writing, company promotional literature such as brochure promos, informal blogs, article website ‘how to’ or info pieces etc. Writers are welcome to send their application in PDF format with a © notice watermark on if desired, still ensuring all text is readable. Please email a resume’ containing details of your previous employment, not just your writing experience, to ; HilaryReeson [at] gmail [dot] com
The subject window of your email should first state; 1) your full name, followed by ; 2) the name of the website or publication where you found our recruitment ad, and then 3) the word "Application".
e.g : "Mary Johnson - Writers Weekly - Application"
All applications will be acknowledged on receipt although only successful applicants will be contacted after the application stage. Any applications received after March 11th 2012 will still be read but probably added to our waiting lists for future recruitment.