We need writers for regular articles on our science news site, you need to have advanced English skills and perfect grammar.
In total, we need 1-2 posts per day, 250-300 words, one image, we will provide the sources for a list of potential topics but you pick a subject that you are passionate about, ranging from health, physics, nature, geography and, well.... anything related to science and nature. The articles are mostly based on re-writing.
The references you submit must be online and in the form of a URL and with your name on the article, the style and format should be popularized science texts. Please do not use our and your own valuable time applying if you can not provide us with the references requested or have not done similar work previously.
Our site used to be listed on google news and we are restarting it to reapply, at it's peak the site hade around 300.000 unique visitors per month until we got kicked out, the main reason, we discovered, was that some of our most trusted writers had starting copying and pasting press releases and publishing them as news. Needless to say, all content is copyscaped now and plagiarism will get you reported to Upwork.
We intend to hire a number of freelancers. We freelance ourselves and thus understand your need and desire for flexibility, freedom and to juggle jobs according to deadlines and profitability, we have a booking system on the site, you reserve the day you want to write a bit in advance and other writers won't be able to publish at the same time. We have an automated system for calculating compensation that can be based on the number of articles, words, visitors, adwords income sharing and a lot of other options. Payment is once a month.
We have a tutorial for how to write and publish including paragraphing to match the site layout, texts is usually 250-300 words but we are flexible depending on the topic. You publish one picture for each article along with credits to the source. 2-3 links to reputable sources and related articles are also required.
We use yoast SEO and the article needs to be green before publishing.
We publish writers names and set up a bio for you, no ghost writing so you can use us for reference if you wish.
We have worked with a lot of freelancers on elance and experienced our share of grief along the way, it is a learning experience with a lot of hard and expensive lessons learned, for that reason we would need to verify your identity in a skype video call and require 3 sample articles written and published in our WordPress interface before creating a new job on Upwork and assigning it as ongoing for you, we will of course place money in escrow for the initial samples.
Finally, regarding pricing, once you have checked out the articles and considered the additional work involved for self publishing, please factor in the freedom and flexibility of work schedules, ability to fill time between other jobs and the long term nature of the relationship and give us an estimate and your preferred method of calculating compensation.
If we find your offer too expensive for the initial startup phase we might still consider contacting you once we get included in google news again and the site takes off. Our rates would be around 10$ per article, up to 300$/mo in the beginning and up to 1000$ once we regain traffic.
Once you contact us and we like your proposal and work we will send you the link for the site so you can check it out.