The Mary Sue is Hiring Freelance News Writers!

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The Mary Sue is looking for dedicated freelance writers to bolster our news coverage! We’re looking for journalists/bloggers who hold our intersectional feminist perspective and have deep knowledge and passion for politics, pop culture, online culture, fandoms, weird internet memes, and more! You should mostly be plugged into the news cycle 24/7. Do you have fifteen notifications popping up on your phone from a variety of sources every time a story breaks? We want to hear from you.

So what are the job expectations? We need a minimum of 25 posts per month, but we’re really looking for a lot more (over 100 posts/month). Your primary focus will be on covering the latest news in all of the areas mentioned above and more, with an emphasis on keeping our readers up to date and up to date with what’s happening in the world around them, whether whether it’s a political fiasco or spontaneous combustion. of a social media network.

You’ll work with our Senior News Writer to cover assigned day-to-day news stories, as well as pitch your own story ideas. We especially want to hear from candidates who are comfortable with breaking news, who write incisive shots, who work independently, and who have an instinctive barometer for what’s newsworthy. The ideal candidate will be able to find the aspects of any story that everyone will be discussing (or should be!) in the daily news cycle and will drive the conversation forward with their unique analysis.

Our rates vary by content, ranging from $15 to $60 depending on the length and type of story, with most articles falling in the $25 range and a few hundred words.

What are we looking for in a future freelance journalist?

  • Someone who is proud to be called a feminist and a geek.
  • A talent for finding unique and insightful angles on stories.
  • The ability to write quickly and accurately.
  • Someone eager to learn and incorporate feedback to develop their writing skills.
  • Familiarity with WordPress/blogging platforms and social media. (Mostly Facebook and Twitter, but Tumblr, TikTok, Instagram and more are great too!)
  • A multitasker that can consume a large amount of information in a short time.
  • Previous freelance experience.

What do we want in your application sent to [email protected]?

  • The subject line of your email should read: “TMS News Writer 2022”.
  • A brief cover letter as the BODY of your email.
  • Your CV/CV (as an attachment) or your LinkedIn profile (choose one).
  • At least two links to examples of your writing.
  • Links to your personal website/portfolio/blog, podcasts/videos and/or any public social media account you wish to share.

About Us:

The Mary Sue has made a name for itself as a feminist and inclusive space for nerds and geeks of all types, reaching millions of readers each month with great content ranging from fun with the latest internet trends to incisive social commentary on culture pop and news. We have big plans for the months ahead and are looking to bring in talented writers and editors who can help us grow this established readership explosively, and we’re excited for the opportunities this growth will open up for The Mary Sue’the future.

GAMURS does not discriminate. GAMURS encourages applications from minorities, all genders and races, and any qualified applicant.

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