October 24. 2015: Scallywagandvagabond.com, a Brooklyn, NYC based tabloid media outlet is looking to bring on 5-10 writer interns to be groomed in writing tabloid copy and thoughtful popular culture pieces as well as further developing hands on social media skills in exchange for college credit.
Candidates will be seeking to pursue a career as a blogger, writer, journalist or social media attache and the opportunity to be offered ongoing paid freelance work.
We are a prolific tabloid news outlet that has been around since 2008, that garners anywhere from 300 000 to 3 million unique readers a month contingent on timely news reporting and our articles being picked up virally by other outlets or widely shared within social media.
Our articles appear in google, bing and yahoo news index along with ranking highly within search engines, insuring consistent traffic momentum.
Historically we have released leaked items which have seen Hollywood lawyers knocking on our doors, but that’s neither here nor there.
Along with fast breaking news tabloid reporting, we also engage in provocative social commentary, investigative journalism, exposes, interviews and from time to time attending and reporting on a myriad of social engagements. That of course means waking up the next morning
with your hangover and sending us prompt copy.
Sample exposes/interviews in the past include features on fashion designers, supermodels, celebrities, reality stars, heroin dealers, cocaine dealers, gay escorts, junkies, club kid personalities, artists, gallery owners, curators, music producers, actors, film makers, playwrights, musicians, diplomats, Wall st bankers, string theory scientists, punks, activists, intellectuals, crack whores, pimps along with Park Avenue socialites.
Holly Go Lightly we are not.
Are currently enrolled in a journalism program and are passionate about writing for a tabloid entity where you will be offered the opportunity to report on trending breaking news along with interviews and editorial exposes/social commentary.
You should be very bright and have a mind that rarely stops ticking. We have noticed in the past a correlation between well thought pieces with those individuals who display intellectual rigor. Of course we have also observed great writing chops from some of you who could be confused for a lunatic to the untrained eye.
You will also be expected to have a savvy understanding of social media, along with a brimming published portfolio. A beer stained essay about unrequited love or a failed tinder/grindr episode probably wont cut it. Or will it?
All work and training will be applied towards college credit where interns can look forward to being invited to participate ongoing as paid contributors.
Above all, be curious about the world, able to think critically and daring to ask tough questions.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
We ask candidates to commit 2-3 days a week at our Brooklyn offices, during which time we hope to impress upon you what makes for thoughtful and engaging AP style copy, how SEO works, how social media works and how to harness it when it comes time to building traffic.
Expect to actively engage in social media sharing of our articles, building our following, research and plenty of writing assignments.
DO WE PAY?
Tabloid and social media attache interns are offered ongoing paid assignments after an initial probationary period, contingent on the amount of published articles you submit per calendar month.
Those of you who commit between 10-25 articles a month (minimum 300 words) will receive a 20% payout of ad revenue, from 26-39 articles a 30% payout there of and from 40 to 59 articles you will be offered a 40% pay out there of. Those of you who offer 60 articles a month or more will be offered 50% of accrued advertising revenue pay out there of.
Pay outs and royalty are offered up to one year out.
You will be offered full transparency as to all the traffic you accrue and how we arrived at your payout, which will always land on the third business day of each new calendar month.
You will also be asked to sign a document acknowledging that all articles published at our journal are forever the property of scallywagandvagabond.com
Don’t expect to get rich off ad revenue your articles bring, having said that, those of you who are disciplined, consistent and able to get off at least 40-50 articles, month after month will find themselves making decent coin, while some of you who get on top of the right breaking story will likely see a tidy sum arriving in your bank account.
That said, bear in mind what you are really getting with our outlet is what we believe is exceptional hands on education and finesse that will you stand you well in your career as an online journalist as well as considerably more editorial leeway than most media outlets (just back your articles with verifiable facts) and a home for those of you who wish to excel at provocative journalism and exposes.
HOW DO I APPLY?
To apply, please submit your best three articles you have written in the recent past with a cover letter as to why you would excel as a tabloid media writer or social media attache with our concern to christopher@
We would recommend reading some of our articles to get a sense of our editorial edge before submitting.
Also attach a resume and a selfie photo you ‘leaked’ of yourself at 3 am in the morning. (just kidding)
Best of luck,