We need someone to write one to two articles per week on new and exciting topics in the area of mobile applications.
We will pay $50 for the first article (assuming the quality is satisfactory). If we are impressed, we will want to arrange an ongoing work agreement.
Articles must be ~1000 words, and demonstrate the following:
(1) Thorough research, and
(2) Deep, insightful discussion—we are not looking for superficial treatments of topics, nor for rehashes of information easily available elsewhere.
(3) Clarity: a reasonably intelligent layperson should understand it in one reading—not because the content has been dumbed down, but because it is clearly written.
(4) Logical organization; well-developed ideas and well-supported arguments.
(5) Insight, and synthesis of ideas: the writer should not merely be presenting information from other sources; he or she should bring some intelligence to the table (I’m repeating this one because it’s important!)
(6) An engaging narrative flow: a progression of ideas with clear direction and linkages between them; the importance of each idea within the context of the article should be clear.
(7) Reasonably broad appeal to our audience (consumers of mobile apps)—you should, of course, focus on different areas for each post, and search for unfamiliar (and possibly strange) new things—but don’t go excessively niche.
(8) A writing style that is personal, rather than corporate, without being too colloquial—avoids clichés and pretentious diction.
(9) Complete: you can raise questions; but don't leave loose ends.
(10) Written taking SEO best practices into consideration.
In summary, articles should be fascinating, thought provoking, and exciting; a pleasure to read; never confusing.
Candidates must have the following qualifications:
- Interest and knowledge in the area of mobile apps.
- Familiarity with cutting-edge sources of information on mobile apps, including publications as well as individuals.
- Excellent writing skills, including
o the ability to organize and clearly convey complex ideas;
o understanding the importance of word choice;
o understanding, and being able to produce, narratives and flow.
- Capable of original thought: seeing connections, drawing parallels, and making inferences beyond the immediately obvious.
- Knowing SEO best practices for blog writing.