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Freelance Writer (Paid) - Tech Career Newsletter for College Students

Uncubed, Remote

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

Duration: Freelance


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 😉)

Length:

  • ~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.

Compensation:

  • $60 per article (~$3,000 per year) to start
  • Potential for bonuses if/when newsletters are sponsored

Additional perks:

  • 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:

  1. Upload the latest version of your resume in PDF format
  2. 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:
    1. What has been your experience in searching for and applying to tech jobs and internships?
    2. Which websites and resources have you used in your tech job or internship search?
    3. Why do you want to help college students with their job or internship search?
  3. Upload 2-3 relevant writing samples

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