Together with Fredrik of CorporateBlogging.Info, I'm involved in a major communication project for a European client. As one part of the project we need to produce news articles for the client's website. For this we need writers - maybe you?
These are our requirements:
- Native English speaker (all texts will be written in English).
- Experienced writer, possibly a journalist, able to show us articles you've written for media and/or organizational websites.
- Preferably experienced in writing about scientific topics.
- An ability to write about complex subjects for general audiences who need simple explanations as well as for more technically-minded audiences
This is not a job ad or employment opportunity - it's a great assignment for any freelancing writer/communication consultant. We are building a team of writers and we're looking for 5-10 freelance business writers. We'll probably start out with 2-3.
Where you're based doesn't matter as long as you can meet our requirements, above. If everything works fine, you can expect to write one article per week during the coming year for which you'll get paid up to 400 Euros per article. This could mean one writer writing lots of articles or many writers writing fewer each. Either way, there's a lot of potential work here as well as a great opportunity to build a long-term relationship with an innovative European organization.
Please note: This is not a blogging project. It's about the other 95 percent of organizational communication. We will, though, coordinate this project with the help of new media technology so it's a clear advantage if you know RSS, wikis, etc. Being on Skype is essential.
If you're interested, send an email to me with [Writer] in the subject line. Tell us how you meet the requirements and why you're perfect for the assignment. Please don't send us portfolios or any attachments - if we like what you say in your email, we'll be asking you for such things. If we get many responses, we may not be able to answer everyone, but we promise we'll read every email.
So who's the client?
What we can tell you now is that it's a European research institution. "Whatever happened to transparency and openness in blogs?," you might be thinking. "These guys talk about it all the time and now they're not even telling me who their client is."
Our answer is simple. Once this part of the project is up and running, we will be glad to tell you more about it. Including who the client is.
And yes, both of us expect blogs to become part of this organization's communications mix soon enough…