Make Money Freelance Writing Online With the Examiner
Dorsi: San Francisco Climate Change Examiner
I was recently hired by the Examiner Newspaper to be an online reporter on the subject of climate change. Up until this time I have been an active hubber here at HubPages (which I still plan to be) but I have to admit the prospect of actually reporting news about one of my favorite subjects at the Examiner is right up my alley. Being a community columnist for over 5 years with a local San Fransisco paper certainly helped my chances of being hired - but I really think my online writing here at HubPages is what ultimately sealed the deal .
So about my new job as the SF Climate Change Examiner and why you will want to read this if you are interested in working as a reporter too.....
Examiners Write About Their Subject of Expertise
I will be reporting about climate change, which is a subject I know alot about. Let's face it, there are those of us here that have those special subjects that are near and dear to our hearts. Climate Change is my "pet" subject that I have studied and researched for many years. Although I actually applied for a different position with the Examiner, I was hired to report instead on the subject of climate change after the Examiner reviewed my writing (I had originally applied for a position about writing on "green living")
So I should tell you a little bit about what the Examiner is doing. To date they have hired over 2,700 examiners and plan to hire over 12,000 by the end of this year. Examiners (reporters) report on subjects all the way from single parenting to gardening and sports reviews. Examiners are being hired all over the country for major metropolis cities. ( My city is San Francisco) Examiners can be anyone from the guy that delivers your mail but knows how to grow killer tomatoes to the checker at your local supermarket that has a wealth of knowledge on finance and home mortgages. What I am trying to say here is that you don't have to be working in your area of expertise full-time to write about it....and this is where I believe the Examiner is going to take online newspaper publishing by storm.
By hiring the best and brightest writers in their field of expertise, covering major metropolis's and tapping into the online news streams....well let's just say I think their concept is going the not only change hard copy news reporting but will create the new reporters of the future.
An Invitation to my Fellow Writers
After writing here at HubPages for over a year and meeting some of the best and brightest writers on the Internet, I'd like to extend an invitation to my fellow writers and fans to join me over at the Examiner reporting on the subject you love best. Do I get something out of this? Well in the sake of all honesty yes I will (Just think of me as a writer headhunter if you will..lol) In their quest to hire 10,000 more reporters, the Examiner is actually giving their reporters referral fees for referring other writers to fill positions. You do have to fill out a regular application, pass a background check and show your area of expertise (for me I just linked to some of my HubPage articles on climate change) and once accepted, you will make a profile similar to the one here at HubPages and you will have to write a very short bio (under 35 words) explaining why you are a credible person to write about the subject.
If this sounds interesting to you please contact me at dorsidiaz at gmail.com and let's get the ball rolling. I will send you a referral link where you can see what positions are available and you can also fill out an online application (or feel free to leave a comment here expressing your interest and I will contact you)
Happy writing to you!
(This hub is on NO way intended to influence and/or replace your activities here at HubPages. We all know how we feel about our great platform here! This is however another opportunity for you to make money doing what you love best- writing!)