This week's paying online opportunities

This week's paying online opportunities

Mar 25, 2022

24 March 2022 Members Edition

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Junior Copywriter at Osmosis

Location: Remote, Work from Anywhere

Osmosis is the fastest growing company sitting at the intersection of healthcare and education; with the sole purpose of uniting the two to impact people’s lives. We believe that everyone who cares for someone can learn by Osmosis and collectively, we can develop a more caring world by developing the most caring people.

What You’ll Do

As part of the Osmosis Team, the Jr. Copywriter will partner across our marketing, content, and product teams to develop creative content and messaging to help us achieve our mission. While we love key results, key performance indicators, and goals to keep us organized and on track, at our size and stage all roles will evolve. Successful candidates will adapt with our ever changing organization.

In the first 90 days you will:

Meet the Osmosis Team and learn about our product and impact.

Onboard with Osmosis’ brand voice so you can begin to contribute by driving and enforcing our voice guidelines.

Write, edit, and craft messaging including digital advertising, email/CRM, educational content (including video), and product messaging.

Deliver copy that engages and converts customers, including leveraging data to quickly iterate and learn.

Utilize the Osmosis Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) guidelines in order to create inclusive copy that is approachable to our diverse audience.

Inject a brand-focus and traditional direct response copywriting where appropriate.

Contribute to the evolution of the Osmosis brand voice and copy style.

About You

At least 1 year of copywriting experience.

Experience in B2C verticals.

Experience working across teams on cross-functional projects, preferably remotely.

Experience developing and maintaining legal guidelines, internal documentation, and messaging frameworks.

You have a keen attention to detail and impeccable research process.

You problem solve creatively, and are able to see an idea through from start to finish.

You can distill complex topics into simple, accessible language.

You can navigate ambiguity and work quickly while keeping a high bar for quality.

Our content is written and distributed in English, therefore, you must be able to deliver content fluently in English.

How You Work

Mission and Value Aligned. You resonate with our organizational values and embody them daily. You are motivated to help us achieve our common goals and shared vision!

Adaptable. You embrace the scrappy startup mentality. You are flexible and versatile with changes to projects, goals, and strategies. You are comfortable working in an entirely virtual environment.

Proactive. You seek out new ways to problem-solve both solo or with your team members. You work diligently to produce excellent results, even with limited time and resources.

Growth mindset-oriented. You are constantly learning and applying these learnings to your craft. You work through change and obstacles to reach resolutions and value the power of not yet.

Solutions Oriented. You see problems as opportunities to act. You love proposing solutions and lean towards problem-solving action.

Reliable. You get things done on time and if you drop the ball, you’re the first to pick it up. You hold yourself accountable and take ownership for mistakes.

Caring Communicator. You know the importance of clear, thoughtful communication in a fully distributed environment. You can navigate crucial conversations through mindfully listening to others and clearly expressing your needs.

Additional Information

We are a remote-only team. This means you can work from anywhere in the world, with a flexible schedule that works for you! This is a part-time, contract role (10-15 hours per week).


Senior Accounting Manager at DuckDuckGo

Location: Remote, Work from Anywhere

Salary: $160,000 Annually

Hi, we’re DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company for everyone who’s had enough of hidden online tracking and wants to take back their privacy now. For over a decade, we’ve been building our product, including new privacy technology, and working with policymakers to make online privacy simple and accessible for all.

Our app is now downloaded more than 50M times a year, and our private search engine packaged with it has become the #2 search engine on mobile in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. Oh, and we’ve been profitable since 2014 with revenue currently exceeding $100 million a year! Now we’re rolling out major new features, such as Email Protection and App Tracking Protection, and we’re also working on a desktop browser version of our app for Windows and macOS.

We’re looking for a Senior Accounting Manager to help shape our all-in-one privacy solution and join our mission to show the world that protecting your privacy online can be simple.

The Opportunity

In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead projects across all areas of accounting – from annual compliance projects like 409(a) valuations, to tax planning, month-end close activities – as a member of our diverse Finance team, you’ll participate in scaling our Finance policies, systems and processes.

What You Will Bring to DuckDuckGo

Ability to lead and collaborate on high-impact and complex projects from proposal through post-mortem.

Skills to wrangle vague problems, propose innovative solutions, and execute them with a strong focus on metrics.

A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Accounting; CPA strongly preferred

Ability to independently research complex accounting topics and translate them to a wide range of cross-functional stakeholders

Experience with tax planning and research

Deep technical GAAP expertise

Strong Excel skills and prior experience with ERP systems; experience with implementation of accounting systems is a plus

Strong analytical and quantitative skills

Effective project management skills

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

How We Will Support You

Our core values — build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction — underpin how we work day-to-day and the support we give our team members. We strive to empower our team members to be self-directed and self-motivated in their work.

Remote First, Always: We’ve always been a fully distributed company with team members all over the world. We trust you to get your work done wherever, whenever.

Commitment to Personal Growth: Every team member has an annual budget of $1,250 USD to invest in their professional development. Every team member also has a dedicated Career Advisor, who serves as a guide to help you develop your strengths, identify your motivations, and understand your opportunities for growth.

Leadership: We have many different types of leaders and possible combinations of leadership roles, so you can grow your career in a way that aligns best with your personal goals. You can seek additional leadership roles by being directly responsible for projects, taking ownership of areas of the company, developing and maintaining internal processes, or pursuing advisory roles.

Work/Life Balance: Team members have the freedom and flexibility to organize their own work schedules. We want you to thrive both in and out of the office. We trust you to use good judgment and take the time off that you need to bring your best self to work.

We also offer paid parental leave, a co-working stipend, office setup reimbursement, and a wellness stipend. For more information on how we collaborate worldwide, from leadership in our relatively flat organization to start-to-finish ownership, check out DuckDuckGo Culture: How We Work.


Annual compensation: $160,000 USD and stock options.

If you think you might thrive in this environment, we would love to hear from you.

Please note that:

Sometimes we meet up! Expect to travel at least two times a year: once for our all-hands meetup and again for a team retreat (each around 4-5 days). While these plans were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to recommence all company meetups in 2022.

While we offer a flexible work arrangement with no core hours, expect an average full-time commitment of 40 hours per week.

A successful candidate will be subject to a background check and must receive satisfactory results of the same, as a condition of joining the team.

By applying for this role, you confirm that all information submitted is accurate and complete. You further acknowledge that providing false or fraudulent information during the application process is cause for denial of an offer, revocation of any existing offer, or other adverse action, up to and including termination after the start of your commencement of work.


Video Editor, Content Producer at Incsub

Location: Remote, Work from Anywhere

Do you eat, sleep, and breathe creativity?

The person we’re in search of will have intimate knowledge of WordPress, tied together with a dazzling bow of experience within content production.

To be successful in this role, you’ll have a hands-on approach, as you’ll be working on various WordPress projects across WPMU DEV, CampusPress, and Edublogs, teaming up with our Documentation, Blog, Development, and Marketing teams to write and produce tutorials, explainers, and sales content – with potential to travel to WordCamps across the world to capture interviews, testimonials, and other promotional materials.

It’s your job to make sure we stand out from the rest. Do you have what it takes to be our Content Producer?

You will have excellent communication skills, a good eye for detail, the experience in capturing screen recordings as well as working with and creating animation assets. You’ll also have a setup that is capable of creating tutorials, documentation, WordPress guides, and the ability to provide good American or other native English voiceovers.


Intimate knowledge of WordPress is essential

Someone that can script inhouse

The equipment and skills to produce content that fits the WPMU DEV brand

Skilled at screen capturing, writing, and creating

Capacity to turn out quality content quickly, and to continue improving existing content

The ability to provide good American or other native English voice overs.

High level of creativity and attention to detail

Ability to capture still photography

Television, film, photography, media studies or performing arts degree will be beneficial but not necessary

Understanding the following software is advantageous:

Google suite, Slack, and Jira for managing and organizing projects

The Adobe Creative Suite



After Effects



Screenflow, Camtasia, or other screen-recording and editing software

Job Benefits

We offer very attractive working conditions for the right candidate

28 days paid leave per annum (up to 35 days)

Opportunities for paid travel to attend WordCamps and other industry conferences

Long service leave (3 months off paid) after you’ve been with us for a while

Up to 2 months salary bonus based on company growth targets

Technology budgets every three years, the longer you serve, the higher the budget

General expenses budget yearly, the longer you’re here, the more you get


All you have to do is submit 5 pieces of your best work along with a copy of your CV and the team will be back in contact within 5-10 working days, it’s that simple!

It would be beneficial if you could provide examples of WordPress-related tutorials you have created, or at minimum, some kind of software or website walk-thru.

If you haven’t got any examples but you are super keen and know your WordPress, you could throw together a 60-second video on something WordPress-related, maybe how to install a plugin or change a theme. Do anything you like, we just want to see that you can make awesome video tutorials, can script and plan them out, and create the perfect masterpiece.

Hiring organization

Employment Type

Full Time



Job Location

Remote – Work From Anywhere!

Working Hours

Full Time – 40 Hours Per Week


Book Marketer at Reedsy

Location: Remote, Work from Anywhere

Book Marketer

$20k – $60k • No equity

Location: Remote • Remote

Hires remotely: Everywhere

Job type: Contract

Visa sponsorship: Not Available

Experience: 3+ years

Skills: Product Marketing, Digital Marketing

Who we are:

Reedsy is a community of over 1,000,000 authors and freelance publishing professionals, creating high-quality and beautiful books.

We help authors to find and work with the top professionals in the industry: from editors to designers, marketers, and translators.

What we’re looking for:

We are seeking talented book marketers to join our fast-growing community of the industry’s top publishing professionals.

Reedsy’s vetted group of freelancers have worked on a range of widely acclaimed novels such as The Hunger Games, Originals (Adam grant), and His Dark Materials (Phillip Pullman) series.

There are hundreds of authors currently looking for a marketer on Reedsy.

Reedsy allows you to pick which types of marketing you’d like to do so you only receive projects in your area of interest.

Once your application has been approved, you will be among the industry’s top 1% of talent.

The minimum requirements we look for are as followed:

have 3+ years of marketing experience

demonstrate experience on at least 5 published books


Technical Animator at Steel Wool Studios

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Classifications: Remote Full-Time


Steel Wool Studios is looking for a technical animator to help breathe life into our games! The ideal candidate will have prior Unreal Engine experience, being able to develop and maintain animation systems, rigging, pipelines and processes used by the animation team.

As a team member for our studio, you would have the opportunity to work on a diverse set of projects. This is a remote position, but you will work closely with the team and your experience will be valued. You will work in an environment where transparency and growth are encouraged.

As a Technical Animator at Steel Wool, you would…

Develop, test and maintain complex animation systems in conjunction with animators, gameplay programmers, and other team members as required.

Provide technical support on the animation tools and Unreal Engine systems

Assist in the design, integration, and validation of animation assets.

Create and maintain state machines and other relevant systems utilizing animation blueprints in Unreal Engine.

Develop technical animation pipelines and tools to deliver cutting edge animations

Creating tools and setups within Maya to assist artists

Define how elements within projects will interact, build, transition, and function from the concept stage, to final implementation

Creatively and proactively solve resource-restricted tech challenges (ie exporters)

Looking for someone who has…

3+ years of experience as a technical animator, in the gaming industry

In-depth knowledge of Maya’s animation toolset and the Unreal Engine animation pipeline.

Experience creating animation tools within Maya, using Mel/Python scripting.

Self-driven with the ability to work independently for extended periods

Strong understanding of character and set animation pipelines

Proficiency in rigging and skinning

Comes with other skill sets, such as shading.


An avid gamer with a passion for creating great games

Proficient in C++

Unity Engine Experience

Experience working alongside outsourced teams

Experience working with Virtual Reality platforms such as Oculus, HTC, and PSVR

Have worked in both AAA and Indie environments.

About Steel Wool

With veterans from Pixar, WB Games, HTC, Intel, and Telltale Games, our mission at Steel Wool studios is to create stunning, engaging games that capture the imagination of our audiences. Leveraging expertise in PC, console and VR development our studio creates industry leading, family friendly horror games like Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach, Help Wanted, Curse of the Dread Bear and more! Steel Wool is highly focused on providing a healthy studio culture. We’re a people first organization, dedicated to the satisfaction and well being of our staff.

We are offering a starting salary of $70,000 – $100,000 USD depending on experience and subject to market rate.

Steel Wool is an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Benefits as Steel Wool include:

Company bonus program

Flexible time off policy

Medical, Dental and Vision insurance with employer contribution


Automatic employer-provided disability insurance

401(k) retirement plan with partial employer matching after 1 year of employment

Permanent remote work – Work from anywhere you want as long as you can collaborate effectively with your team!


Dear Freelance Twitter: please send me pitches for April and beyond on the topics of science, health, space, innovation, movies, TV & video games. Looking for narrative features, exciting profiles, oral histories, and more. I'm happy to pay $1000 for a great story.

1. Feature word count should be ~2,000 words, but there are exceptions

2. Don't email me to ask if you can pitch. Just pitch!

3. It's fine if you're outside the U.S.

To pitch email [email protected]


Parabola: Belonging

This is a quarterly journal that explores the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life. They accept original essays and translations. Their guidelines say, “We look for lively, penetrating material unencumbered by jargon or academic argument. We prefer well-researched, objective, and unsentimental pieces that are grounded in one or more religious or cultural tradition; articles that focus on dreams, visions, or other very personal experiences are unlikely to be accepted.” They publish articles (1,000-3,000 words), book reviews (500 words), retellings of traditional stories (500-1,500 words), forum contributions (up to 500 words), and poetry (up to 5 poems). The theme for their next issue is ‘Belonging’. The deadline is 1 June 2022.


Neon Door: The Immersive Future

Neon Door is “an immersive literary exhibit”. “We are currently accepting pitches for essays about the intersection between art and technology for our online column on Neon Door called “The Immersive Future”. We’re seeking pieces that explore the potentials that virtual reality, the metaverse, and immersive technologies create for a new form of storytelling.” Pay for The Immersive Future is $250, and the deadline for this theme is 5 April 2022. They also want unthemed creative work – fiction, nonfiction, poetry, video, and visual art. Payment for creative work, if any, is unspecified. Details here.


The Offing: Insight; Memoir

This magazine publishes work in various genres. They’re reading nonfiction for their ‘Insight’ section, as well as memoir, until 31st March. For Insight, they want “Creative nonfiction that centers one’s personal experience against the backdrop of art, literature, and culture. Insight essays are generally personal essays that raise questions or address issues about the matters that concern us aesthetically, politically, or ideologically. These essays explore how interacting with this piece of art, literature, or culture changed you, or made a lasting impression.” For memoir, they want “Personal essays, rather than commentary or criticism, of any length”. They also have various other sections, for which submissions periodically open and close, including Back of the Envelope— “writing of any length which relates to, or draws on, science and the natural world”; Enumerate – “our department of cataloging, of naming, of listing. It features work that is hybrid — cross-genre, and work in all genres (fiction, CNF, flash, poetry) — as long as it uses the form of a list (which you may interpret widely). Any length, any subject, any medium (i.e. text, video, photo, music, etc.)”; humor; cross-genre; poetry; fiction; micro; translations; comics; and art submissions. Pay is $25-100. The deadline is 31 March 2022 for Insight section, and memoir, and is unspecified for others. Details here.


U.S. News & World Report is a media company that provides accurate and useful information that helps consumers, policy officials, and business leaders make better and more informed decisions. They are looking for a Careers Editor. The selected candidate will use their “editing and writing skills to guide readers in every stage of their career, including job searching, interviewing, evaluating company benefits and succeeding in a position.” The candidate should have 3 years’ writing/editing experience at a media company. The job is full-time and remote. For details, refer to this page.


Sasee: Celebrate; Clean Community

They want first-person, non-fiction material that is for or about women, of 500-1,000 words. Essays, humor, satire, personal experience, and features on topics relating to women are their focus areas. They do not publish fiction or poetry. They have two upcoming themes: Celebrate (deadline 15 April 2022); and Clean Community (deadline 15 May 2022). Pay varies. Details here.


Book Art Review: The Hidden Parts of Design and Publishing

They publish book art criticism, and are reading pitches for their second issue. The theme is The Hidden Parts of Design and Publishing. They want pitches for reviews and features – they have extensive guidelines for each, as well as for the theme. Pay is $250 for reviews and $450 for features. The pitch deadline is 18 April 2022. Details here (Twitter thread), here (theme details) and here (guidelines).


Consequence Forum: War and geopolitical violence

Consequence Forum covers the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence. Apart from nonfiction, they publish fiction, poetry, reviews, visual art, and translations. “First and foremost, the work needs to address the human consequences and realities of war or geopolitical violence. This can include focusing on the experiences of combatants, but also victims and/or witnesses since, after all, it isn’t only combatants who are affected. Second, the work needs to have literary merit, by which we simply mean the piece needs to try to be greater than the sum of its parts. Does it inspire reflection? Insight? Anger? Joy? This is what we mean by literary merit.” For nonfiction (send up to 5,000 words), they say, “essays that are academic or strictly journalistic usually aren’t the best fit. Furthermore, we are interested in pieces that are focused and offer a unique perspective on a specific aspect of war (as opposed to more general essays that attempt to address the full scope of war).” See their FAQ. They publish online and in print. Pay is $40-80. The deadline is 15 April 2022. Details here.


Transformations: Days of Displacement; Courageous Acts

Transformations is an online magazine of narrative essays. They want 600-750 word essays, and writers can choose one of these two themes: Days of Displacement, or Courageous Acts. They pay $100, and the deadline is 15 April 2022. Details here (Twitter thread).

Email [email protected] with a brief pitch (under 250 words) about your transformation narrative, a brief bio and links to other writings. Transformations essays are typically between 1300 and 2000 words, and written for general educated audiences. Transformations is also accepting submission of “Snapshot” essays of approximately 600 words, as well as book excerpts.


Opportunity to Write on Customer Research, Customer/User Experience, and More: “Any freelance writers out there who specialize in the topics below and have room for 2-3 pieces a month? Feel free to send me your portfolio/pitch. (DMs Open)


Customer Research

Customer/User Experience


Web Design

Product Design”

Pay is $250 to $500 per piece. For details, refer to this Tweet.


University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is looking for BIPOC freelance writers to interview stakeholders and write feature stories (700-750 words) and secondary stories (500-550 words) centering themes of global health, public health, and health equity. Rate is $500 to $1,000 for both assignments. For more information, refer to their Tweet and this page.


The Xylom is a media outlet that creates “personal stories of science and humanity.” They are looking for science stories of 1,500 words. They pay a flat rate of $100. For details, refer to their editor’s Tweet and their pitch form.


Eighteen Eighty Two is an independent Tottenham Spurs fanzine. They are “looking to feature an unpublished (or barely published) Spurs writer in Issue 2 of the fanzine.” They will assign a piece of 500 to 750 words and pay £50. They will discuss the topic upon assignment. To read their Twitter thread, click here. To visit their website, click here.


Insider is a global news publication. Their editor, global news correspondents is looking for story pitches from freelance journalists. Rate for features is $1 per word and up (plus expenses). To learn more, refer to their editor’s Tweet and this page.


Hey writers, come pitch me! I'm particularly keen for solutions and culture stories. Remember that a Sentient Media story says something about how humans use and treat nonhuman animals. [email protected]

Rate is $150 per piece (700 to 1,000 words).

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