15 November 2010

Examiner.com Needs a Freelance Family and Parenting Writer

Post date: 15 November 2010
Freelance Writer - Family & Parenting Apply Now

Job Description

Seeking parents, grandparents, counselors, teachers or others who have in-depth experience in a family or parenting-related subject to write for Examiner.com. Examiners are passionate and trusted local insiders with solid writing skills who desire to share their knowledge with others. As a result of their articles, Examiners often gain invitations to attend special events, requests to review products or services, offers to be quoted in the media as the local expert, and other doors of opportunity may open up. Your portfolio on Examiner.com also looks great on your resume. Our training and tools can also help you learn new skills including search engine marketing and effectively utilizing Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

Available topic titles: (may differ based on city)

* Attachment Parenting Examiner
* Baby & Toddler Gear Examiner
* Blended Families Examiner
* Child Care Examiner
* Extracurricular Activities Examiner
* Family Issues Examiner
* Frugal Family Fun Examiner
* Green Parenting Examiner
* Infertility & Miscarriage Examiner
* International Adoption Examiner
* LGBT Parenting Examiner
* Stay-at-Home Dads Examiner
* and others to choose from or you can propose your own topic!

Examiners are given their own pages on our site, complete with their photo and bio which may also include links to their personal/​business site. Your work on Examiner.com can help you increase your credibility, establish & enhance your own brand and reach a broader audience.

Motivation & Advantages:

* Your articles appear on Examiner.com, a site with over 17 million unique monthly visitors
* As a work-from-home Independent Contractor, YOU decide where and when to write
* Free training and support on online publishing, social media and search engine marketing
* Share and learn through our network of subject matter insiders - the largest in the world
* Discounts on goods and services through the Examiner Perks program
* Enhanced personal brand as the local topic expert
* Increased visibility and ranking on search engines
* Invitations to attend or cover special events, requests to review new products, offers to make appearances on other media outlets and more
* Creative freedom to cover your topic area
* Retain rights to your own content
* No fees or start-up costs - in fact, we pay you


* Credible, passionate and knowledgeable subject matter expert
* Able to write engaging articles using solid writing skills (spelling, grammar, etc.)
* Access to timely, accurate information within the topic and able to provide a local angle
* Ability to keep their Examiner page current, which usually means publishing a minimum of 2-3 brief (200-400 words) articles per week or more
* Technologically savvy and able to learn and utilize web/publishing tools


Most people become Examiners because of the exposure they receive from being on a Top 100 Web site and the additional opportunities that result from it.​​ Examiners are independent contractors and receive competitive pay based on publishing frequency and Internet variables including page views, reader subscriptions, session length and advertiser interest.​​ It may not be a gig that will support you, but many Examiners have used their column as springboards for further success in their field, while established writers have made their columns integral extensions of their writing careers.​​ Successful Family & Parenting Examiners are typically able to impact positive changes and influence other families to become more active in their local communities by using their Examiner page to inform and educate.

How to Apply:

Click the APPLY button to get routed to our online application and search for the topic title that matches your area of expertise using the blue "Find a topic" search bar. If you don't see the title you'd like, use the “suggest a topic" function to propose the title.

If you have expertise in other areas, please use the topic search bar to explore titles in our other 24 categories.

More information here.
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