Writing Gigs: Why We All Need to Move to Australia

Now here’s a “writer wanted” ad that we can get behind. (No, we aren’t recommending this, we’re just expressing enthusiasm because “OMG! Lookit the $$$!”

Content Writer


Location Sydney > North-shore & Northern Beaches
Sydne ySalary $70,000 – $85,000

Posted 7 Feb 2018 Closes 9 Mar 2018 Industry Marketing CommunicationsJob type Full-time

Hireup is a socially-driven startup using technology to revolutionise the way Australians with disability find, hire and manage their own support workers. Hireup is Australia’s fastest growing tech company, and with such rapid growth we’re looking to expand our small but dedicated team of (big) thinkers, builders, and doers. For our next recruit, we’re looking for a Content Writer to join our Sydney-based Communications Team.

As an organisation with a very personal story at its core, the Content Writer will play an important role as the voice of Hireup. Writing and collaborating on content for all kinds of different channels, including our blog and online presence as well as special purpose pieces, like this one in the Griffith Review. We have strong brand resonance within our community and our writing is a core asset in our work to drive meaningful social change for thousands of people with disability in Australia.

Great communications to us is about more than just marketing and advertising, it’s about looking at the broader picture and listening to the stories within our community in order to start conversations, inspire action and encourage others to share in our vision. Our aim is to use the power of thoughtful, strategic and effective writing to build a community movement that amplifies the voice of Australians with disability. The ideal candidate for Hireup will share these beliefs and know how to use them in fueling the Hireup brand love.

The big picture

Get in at the ground floor of Australia’s fastest growing tech startup (we recently topped Deloitte’s Tech Fast 50 list)

Amplify the stories of our community to affect positive social change

Champion the voice of the Hireup brand through content writing over multiple mediums

 Priorities – the work

Strategically align messaging, content and resources across all communications channels to serve multiple stakeholders

Create persuasive messages and compelling stories that inform, entertain, inspire, and engage our community

Adopt the Hireup tone and language, becoming the voice of the organisation

Buy into the vision and passion that drives our work and imbue this in all your writing

Use a strong sense of the creative when it comes to writing, putting a smile on someone’s face with your turn of phrase or word choice

Speech writing, inspiring thought leadership

Management of content for the Hireup blog

Development and maintenance of the Hireup resources and policies for our community

Ensure all work is clear, accurate, intelligent and on-brand

Skills – the person

Bachelor’s degree or above and 3+ years in a related role

Have an exciting portfolio of past work, campaigns, content and creative projects that set the benchmark for creative excellence

Have a passion for storytelling through multiple forms of written media with creative impact

Strong experience in SEO

Have excellent writing skills with an eye for detail and a quick wit

Ability to learn on the fly and exercise intellectual agility

Inclined towards taking initiative in a collaborative and integrated way to build solutions within the team and wider company/community

Experience in or interest in building an understanding of the Australian disability sector and community

Strong attention to detail

Approach work with high-energy, drive and internal motivation

Exhibit adaptability, resilience, transparency, trustworthiness, passion and innate curiosity

Position is full-time with $70k base salary, negotiable depending on experience. For more information about the role or to apply, contact Sarah via people@hireup.com.au.

And, yes, we know that $70,000 in Australian dollars isn’t quite that much when converted to U.S. currency. But let’s get real; $55,000 U.S. to start ain’t bad. Ain’t bad at all.

This very practical ad was found at Pedestrian.TV

Writing Gig: Journalist/Content Writer

Australian youth culture site Backyard Opera has an interesting opening for an interesting writer. Here’s the pitch:

Backyard Opera is looking for fresh, forward thinking contributors for its youth culture publication. We cover everything from Fashion, Arts and Culture, Food and Music.

We are looking for writers who are interested in creating engaging content, and would love to get their work published. Contributors will need to be available for 3 months at least 1 day per week. (8 hours)

Who do you need to be?

We are looking for motivated, connected writers who want to build a body of work. You need to be organised, hard working and dedicated to producing quality content to a deadline.  You need to be assertive and confident enough to chase the story down and make the most of your time at Backyard Opera.

Preferably you have or are studying a relevant tertiary course and have writing experience that you are looking to build on. You will also need to supply your own laptop.

What’s in it for you?

Despite being unpaid, Backyard Opera will provide a platform to publish your work, as well as a fun and friendly working environment with unlimited coffee.  We will also accredit hours worked for any relevant University subjects.

How to apply?

Send your CV and cover letter explaining why you should be considered as well as the field you feel most comfortable writing about and examples of your writing.

You know the drill. TVWriter™ isn’t recommending this gig. We’re putting it out there for you to see and use your own judgment about. If you do answer the ad, please let us know what happens!

Writing Gigs: Paid Gig in Canada!

Canada takes a huge step forward in its battle for world domination. And does it non-violently, with these entrepreneurs actually offering to pay their writers.

Who says there’s no such thing as a miracle?

from Craigslist Toronto

 Your Vision, Our Future: Seeking TV/Film Writers (Toronto)

compensation: 10 USD/ article

We are looking for two talented writers to join our team part time to help us produce opinion pieces, columns, features and reviews on a regular basis as well as coverage of several Toronto film festivals including TIFF, Hot Docs and TADFF.Interested candidates are asked to send writing samples and a brief cover letter to admin @ Goomba Stomp .comWe do not need your resume. We care about your personality and your skills as a writer and not your past work experience. Indicate the section you are applying to write for in the subject line of your email. It also helps if you include links to your social media accounts.

Feel free to visit our website www . GoombaStomp . com or www. SordidCinema . com

For more info please visit www . goombastomp . com/join-our-team/

Please understand that because we often receive many applications, we cannot guarantee we will reply to every email, but we do try.

You know the drill. TVWriter™ isn’t recommending this gig. We’re putting it out there for you to see and use your own judgment about. If you do answer the ad, please let us know what happens!

Break a leg!

Writing Gig: Comic Editor Wanted in L.A.

And now, this very interesting opportunity found while goofing off on the web. Considering the interests of TVWriter™’s various but not so sundry visitors, we have a hunch that many of you may find this job posting interesting indeed:

Interested? CLICK HERE

The WebToon website is HERE

As usual, we aren’t vouching for this job, just letting you know it’s out there. And if you apply, please let us know what happens!

Good luck!

Intel has a Screenwriting Gig For You

Sometimes you find writing jobs in the weirdest places. Case in point, this call for a “script writing intern” at Intel:

Here’s what Intel has to say on their website:

Intel Software TV Script Writing Intern

Job Description

Come and join the Software and Services Group SSG as an Intern and work with the Intel Software TV Team as part of the Developer Content Team.

The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The candidate will work with ISTV production staff to write scripts and copy for videos targeting our software developer audience.
  • The candidate will work within several of our distribution and archival tools to ensure they are up to date, and utilized correctly.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Be detail oriented, and able to follow instruction while being able to be task completion oriented.
  • Research, develop and document technical information.
  • Able to analyze technical content and to maintain continuity of style within newly generated content.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Requirements:

Must be pursuing a bachelor degree in film, video or related field.

Applicants must have a legal right to work in the US without sponsorship.

Minimum of 6 months experience with:

  • Planning, develop, organized, write and edit online video
  • Technical terminology and cinematic
  • Attach your writing portfolio or reel in your job application

Preferred Qualifications

Have some understanding to learn the backend of multiple video distribution platforms.

Inside this Business Group

The Intel Software and Services Group (SSG) connects Intel to the worldwide software community. SSG strives to bring competitive advantage to Intel platforms by helping independent software vendors, operating system developers, OEMs, channel members and systems integrators deliver exceptional customer value and achieve differentiation on Intel® processor technologies. SSG provides global leadership to the software community through its technical expertise, industry enabling activities, and developer products and programs.

The full job description is HERE

The application form is HERE

If you give this a shot, please let us know what happens!


Writing Gig: Lifehacker Needs a Senior Tech Writer

Lifehacker.Com, one of this TVWriter™ minion’s favorite sites that occasionally writes about tech as well as, um, life problem kinds of things, is looking to hire a “senior tech writer/editor.” According to a PR blurb on the site:

Lifehacker is hiring a senior tech writer/editor. This is full-time position with competitive salary and good benefits, working out of Gizmodo Media’s New York City mothership. You’ll be pitching and writing stories, helping shape the vision of tech coverage on Lifehacker, totally geeking out on the fastest, smartest, easiest and best ways to get things done. This is not a job reporting tech news or reviewing gadgets—this is a job for a MacGyver type who wants to engage with tech, to figure out how our global audience of more than 24 million can use it to make their lives happier, more productive and more fun.

Sounds like fun to me, but what do I know? I work for free from the darkest, coldest depths of Alaska because TVWriter™ doesn’t accept advertising and therefore doesn’t pay anybody and – true confession here – I’m damned if I’m relocating down to the U.S. during its current state of disrepair.

But if you have bigger balls than I have, your next move is to get thyself over HERE, where you can learn all about the job and its rewards and requirements.

Good luck! And, please if you give this a shot, write us a comment about how it all goes. (And no, we aren’t recommending this job, just reporting its existence. Ain’t going down that slippery slope!

Writing Gigs: WWE is Hiring a TV Writer

We here at TVWriter™ hate to rain on anybody’s parade, but this time we think it’s for a good cause. A job. Writing the adventures, lives, and loves of a certain group of athletes who may, in fact, be thought of as the very first Reality Stars.

Sorry if you thought they were just plain real, but, hey, a gig’s a gig! Oh, and don’t let the article’s shout-out to comics writers throw you. WWE doesn’t care where their next writer comes from, as long as s/he meets their definition of good.

by Jude Terror

A lot has been said about how to break into comics, but far less is known about the equally important topic of how to break out of them. Well, we’ve got some great news for comic book writers looking for an escape hatch: World Wrestling Entertainment is hiring a writer for their various TV shows.

The listing specifies that they’re looking for someone with at least five years of TV writing experience, but comic book writers could probably translate their experience writing ongoing storylines about larger-than-life characters engaging in violent brawls for an extremely critical and sometimes volatile fanbase directly to the pro wrestling world.

“With 52 weeks of original programming, without an off-season or re-runs, it is quite a creative challenge to keep characters and story lines interesting and compelling,” complains the job listing. Does that sound familiar to anyone?

The responsibilities of the job listing entail:

  • Develop and implement creative storylines for broadcast and the WWE Network
  • Collaborate with a team of Road-based and Home-based Writers to build compelling RAW/ Smackdown stories that capture the audience and generate buzz
  • Consistently improve and refine storylines
  • Use consumer insights and social media to deliver impactful storylines that are consistent with the WWE brand and each talent’s skills and history

And other requirements include:

Read it all at BleedingCool.Com