Indonesia Travel Writer for a Popular Website (Viral Article Writing)
1 Perks include possible media trips in the future.
2 You must be well travelled and know the travel landscape of Indonesia well, so that you can give us more insights and produce great content that people want to read. You might need to do research (i.e. online) on the place you are writing about.
3 Excellent command of English language and a love for writing.
4 Know how to source for good photos/videos that's apt for the article.
5 Your writing style has to be aligned to the nature of the articles: sharable content and has the potential to grow viral (i.e. buzzfeedish style writing, fun and witty). Our target audience would mainly be Indonesian (majority). Hence you must be familiar with the concept of viral content and know how to engage readers.
6 We value quality over quantity, and although you can syndicate or reproduce some great articles that had been proven to be successful (i.e. great number of shares), you have to re-angle the story to provide more unique insights or value-added elements.
7 You must be enthusiastic in researching for new story ideas on a daily basis, but no worries if you have any trouble with generating new ideas, as we will guide you along the way.
8 For every story, please come up with a few engaging headlines for us to choose from - headlines that do not compromise on the accuracy of the story but can capture attention.
9 Story length may vary. 500- 600 words would be a good estimate.
10 Being part of our team will enable you to build your own writing portfolio, Upon completion of each article, you may use it as writing samples, but strictly no reproduction of it for commercial use or for any other personal financial gains, subject to our T&C.
For interested applicants, please send us your resume that shows your past writing experiences and provide us with writing samples, preferably stories written for travel blogs, or travel-related content.
IMPORTANT: Before you apply, make sure you read this spreadsheet and understand our expectation. It's not about writing another "me too" article.
Please bid for per article payment (based on word count of 400-600). Upon confirmation of contract, the price is open for negotiation depending on the direction and complexity of the article.
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