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Company: NewsFactor Network .
Location: US-NY-Telecommute .
Base Pay: N/A .
Other Pay: Flat rate per piece; multiple assignments per wk; paid biweekly .
Employee Type: Contractor .
Industry: Art - Photography - Journalism
Computer Software .
Manages Others: no .
Job Type: Media - Journalism - Newspaper
Req'd Education: 4 Year Degree .
Req'd Experience: At Least 3 Years .
Req'd Travel: None .
Relocation Covered: No .
Posted Date: 11/9/2006 .
Contact: Lynda Geller Phone: 818-713-2500 x206 .
Email: Send Email Now Fax: Not Available
Ref ID: 061009-freelance-journalists .
NewsFactor seeks EXPERIENCED journalists to join our team of freelance writers. Work from home, writing daily news for our online network of technology &business news publications.
At the moment, we are focusing on writers who have a very strong knowledge of computer technology used in business environments. We prefer to work with writers who have published more than 50 news articles online or in print.
The news beat requires writing 1 or 2 short news pieces on deadline each morning (350 to 500 words, at a rate of $50 per piece), 5 days per week, Monday through Friday based on the top news of the day. Our news writers must be extremely reliable, fast and efficient to meet morning deadlines each day. East Coast writers are preferred for the morning news deadline, which is 10:30 am E.T.
These opportunities are ideal for professional journalists who can write in a clear, confident, entertaining style for tech-savvy business people. All pieces should be particularly interesting and fun to read.
How To Apply
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY unless you are an experienced, tech-savvy, professional journalist living in the United States.
BEFORE YOU APPLY, please take some time to visit www.NewsFactor.com to determine whether your skills and experience are an EXACT match for writing the type of stories we publish.
When you are ready to apply, please use CareerBuilder's Apply Online service. Or, if you are not able to do so, send an introductory letter and resume via email (NO ATTACHMENTS) with "Your Name: Tech-Savvy News Writer (careerbuilder.com)" as the subject. Email to careers2006 AT newsfactor.com (text only, no attachments).
Please include a COVER LETTER with links to 5 or 10 samples of your work. We are interested in seeing your UNEDITED work (such as a blog or personal web site, if available) as well as published pieces.
In your cover letter, please also tell us about your experience covering any or all of the following topics: enterprise I.T. (information technology), computer networks, CRM (customer relationship management), business process management (BPM), wireless networks, network security, computer chips, tech innovation, data storage, or operating systems (Linux, Windows, etc.).
No faxes or phone calls.
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* Outstanding journalism skills
* Experience writing daily news for tech-savvy readers
* Ability to interview sources for each story quickly and professionally by phone
* Proven ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality copy that needs little to no revisions .