(Pay per project only. This is not hourly work. Ignore the figure in the "budget" field in UpWork as they force a number to be entered there. You'll offer a bid per project.)
I do podcasts, interview people. But I need to know all about my subjects about a month before my interviews so I can prepare my question/interview list, and make adjustments well in advance of these interviews.
So, I need you to research my subjects in detail and produce for me, a) a written summary of the subject (an interesting paragraph), and b), a solid bullet point list of known and INTERESTING facts about them.
Also, based upon what you'll lean in your research, I'll want you to use some of your great inductive thinking to come up with likely NEW lines of questioning that the subject might find new and unusual, to make the interview more interesting to the subject and the audience. I will assist you on many (not all) projects to make sure that all subjects are properly researched, and are on point for my needs.
I seek a well, clear written and interesting summary (a paragraph) of who this individual is, and then a long series of bullet points which will act as my question list. So headings, subheadings, etc., is more of the format I'm seeking. (We'll likely share/collaborate on Google Docs so I can help along in your process.) I don't care so much about your grammar (I can fix that), only your ability to research my subjects and come up with fascinating research and questioning.
These podcasts can be up to two hours, so in general, your research needs to consider this length of time. It will help you to understand the average questions in a two hour podcast, the average answer time, and the average question time because that will help you guide your delivery to me.
You must speak English, have Skype availability (or cell), and be prepared to hit deadlines. This work is often time sensitive. I cannot do this work solely over chat. On occasion, we must talk.
Send samples of your work if you've done this sort of thing before. If not, send an example layout of what you believe your work will look like.
Be sure to offer a bid and do be sure to explain your bid so I understand your pricing.
Thanks for considering this work!