We are looking for an online research writer with a minimum of 2 years’ experience and native-level English. We are an online news and information community that provides advice for expats in Europe on expert topics, such as tax, employment, housing, education and more. Therefore, your writing skills must be clear, concise, accurate and engaging, and you should be comfortable researching official online sources and cross-referencing facts.
On our website www.expatica.com, you can see the tone, structure and topics we prefer. All applicants should check our website and provide samples or show experience of handling similar topics.
You will be asked to write 5 well-sourced, high-quality articles based on our guidelines and house style.
Some examples of the type of content you will be asked to write include:
All applications must include sample(s) of researched articles relevant to our job offering, your CV and a brief cover letter. Applications without relevant samples will not be considered.
Important criteria in the selection process are education level (minimum bachelor’s degree preferably in journalism or communications), research experience, writing skills, accuracy and attention to detail. It is a plus if you are based in the Netherlands but applicants abroad will also be considered. SEO knowledge is an advantage.
Suitable applicants will subsequently be asked to take the following test:
Write an article on one topic relevant to living abroad / expatriate life in Europe, such as tax, housing, employment, expat life, family life, education, daily practicalities etc. You will be expected to provide a marked-up document with comments and references.
If the test assignment works out well, we will then determine whether you will be our preferred partner for writing/updating articles for our website. This is an on-going position for the right candidate.
Reimbursement will be negotiated based on skills and experience. Willing to spend EUR300–500 for writing five articles up to 1500 words, or more depending on experience.
As for planning: we will review beginning of November.