Freelance Writer (Paid) - Tech Career Newsletter for College Students
Connecting digital talent with innovative companies.
Salary: $60 per newsletter, 1 newsletter per week, ~350-550 words per newsletter (potential for bonuses if/when newsletters are sponsored)
Level: Entry Level
This is a paid, part-time, and long-term freelance writing opportunity.
Do you remember feeling lost during your job or internship search? Maybe you still do? Well here’s your chance to help college students - and perhaps also yourself! - through the process.
Intel (formerly known as Entry) is a weekly newsletter from Uncubed that helps college students pursuing tech careers stay up-to-date on all things tech, career, and taco (you read that right).
Who we’re looking for:
- Techies who love writing about tech, tech careers, and other tech topics
- Someone who can inform, entertain, support, and empower college students
- Someone who’s interested in being the weekly voice of Intel for the foreseeable future, rather than only contributing periodically
Each weekly edition of Intel covers:
- Entry-level tech jobs and internships
- Tech career advice
- Interview tips & practice resources
- Relevant news
- Taco-related content (okay if non-technical 😉)
- ~350 - 550 words per week/newsletter
- Short and punchy, while still being valuable and informative
- Save space and increase engagement by linking to other resources
Frequency & schedule:
- [You] Every Monday: First draft due no later than 5 PM ET
- [You + Others] Every Tuesday: Reviews, edits, and feedback
- [Others] Every Wednesday: Newsletter is produced and published
Voice & audience:
Intel’s audience is primarily made up of college students pursuing tech careers
- Mostly computer science, engineering, data science, and related majors
- ~70% undergrad
- Think about what would keep you opening and reading an email
- Have fun, and invite readers to join you in that fun
- Students have compared Intel to:
- “Clippy but like in a good way” (the highest praise 🙌), Neil deGrasse Tyson, Satya Nadella, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Wendy Williams, Ellen, and “prob Spiderman or something lmao” (?)
- We’ve also been compared to Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos, but we’re honestly not sure if those were compliments or insults.
- $60 per article (~$3,000 per year) to start
- Potential for bonuses if/when newsletters are sponsored
- Guidance and mentorship from Uncubed editorial staff and executives
- Have your words read by tens of thousands of people
- Very flexible hours and schedule (as long as first drafts are submitted on or before Mondays and any required edits are made on Tuesdays)
How to apply:
- Upload the latest version of your resume in PDF format
- Don’t worry about a cover letter. Answering these 3 questions will be far more helpful for us and hopefully far more fun for you:
- What has been your experience in searching for and applying to tech jobs and internships?
- Which websites and resources have you used in your tech job or internship search?
- Why do you want to help college students with their job or internship search?
- Upload 2-3 relevant writing samples
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