ChristopherA announced today that he needs two reliable, dedicated, long term, writer-reporters who have their own adsense accounts.
He has hired several from [url removed, login to view] in the past.
In the announcement, he said:
"It's important that applicants understand the writing style that we need for this site. This is an example. I am NOT looking for writers to write general ARTICLES. I need writers that can write reports about current events in a hard news style,"
Hard news reporting is a straight forward telling of a recent or current event, according to ChristopherA. He emphasized that "while a reporter may provide some basic facts on his own, fine details and anything subjective needs to be attributed to a source."
In addition to an understanding of the style, it's also important that applicants are "internet savvy and love shopping, bargain hunting, and travel deals," said ChristopherA. "The site is about providing useful information to shoppers - from new product announcements to pricing changes, recalls, travel disruptions, new product features, shopping deals, specials, discontinuations, availability and more."
He also went on to say "We don't just rewrite stories stolen from other sites. While our reporters can use news stories from other sites as part of their research, they should always read more than one and write their own story on it. They will be encouraged to do their own research, using a variety of sources and skills, to find original stories to report on. As the general topic is shopping, it's not difficult to find original stories - most businesses are trying hard to get the word out about new products and deals."
The announcement made clear that only US based applicants are being considered, and that applicants would need to have their own Google Adsense account. "This is critical," said ChristopherA, "because the set payment of $1.50 per report is for a limited time. After that time is up, I work with my writers in a partnership, with them receiving a generous portion of the ad revenue through an adsharing system. With this system, smart writers can earn much more than $1.50 per report."
ChristopherA wrapped up the announcement by saying "We do expect our writers to submit 3 reports a day, five days a week, on average. Many of our writers are stay at home parents and/or homeschoolers, and this has been a good opportunity for them. Applicants should bid $45 (for the first 30 reports) and need to confirm in a PM that they 1) understand the style, 2) have an adsense account, and 3) enjoy writing about shopping, products, and travel related issues and deals. Those that provide a sample of this type of report will receive the highest consideration."