This is the exciting announcement that I just told you about!
The Fertility Blog is seeking an additional blogger to join the team. If you have a desire to share information about fertility and infertility issues, an ability to write interesting and coherent posts about the topic and are easy to work with, we would love to hear from you!
Why Blog for the Fertility Blog?
1. You are given a widely read platform to educate others about the ins and outs of fertility/infertility which can include your personal experience as well as tips, advice and current news and information on the topic.
2. You have no technological worries! Unlike other (free or costly!) blogging platforms, if something breaks, it’s not up to you to fix it. We’ll take care of it. (Just e-mail me!)
3. This is a paid position with a contract.
If you’re interested, the following list explains a bit more about what blogging for the Fertility Blog entails:
1. We need you to post a minimum of 20 posts per month. All posts are to be a minimum of 300 words. (Minimum means minimum. There is no maximum.)
2. You are responsible for responding to comments and deleting inappropriate comments. If you encounter a spammer or an overly disgruntled commenter, you are to contact the manager (me) for further help. Actively engaging with your readers via comments is one easy way to boost your readership.
3. Blog entries should be pertinent to the topic of fertility/infertility, including any related subtopics. We’re aware that along the lines of fertility and infertility come discussions of pregnancy and adoption. Obviously, these are okay topics to write about in your blog. However, writing should always, in some way, relate back to the subject at hand. Also, this is not a platform for you to push your political or religious beliefs on readers. It is possible to talk about politics and religion without endorsing a particular candidate (next year is a big election year!) or demeaning other religions.
4. You are expected to complete (successfully!) the 90-Day Probationary Period. At the end of that time, your progress will be evaluated to ensure that you are posting, at the very least, the minimum of required posts, responding to manager e-mails in a timely manner and engaging your readers by interacting via comments. After your 90-Day Probationary Period, you will be expected to maintain a high quality blog by continuing to meet those goals.
5. Most importantly, we’re looking for bloggers who can bring both hard work and fun to our table. Self-motivation is a must as your manager (me) won’t be looking over your shoulder. Expertise with the subject is great but it also must be matched with a great personality that shines through your writing.
To apply, I need the following from you:
1. An outline of topics that you would like to cover concerning fertility/infertility. Be as specific as you think you need to be in order to let me know what you want to convey by writing for the Fertility Blog.
2. Three different samples of your writing. The samples should show three different topics within the subject of fertility/infertility.
3. Information about you. More than just a resume (where you work/worked and went to school), we’d like to know about our writers. What brought you to writing about fertility/infertility, where you are in your journey and what you can bring to the readers as well as a bio of you (and your family!).
4. E-mail those three completed things to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to just copy/paste your writing samples and everything into one e-mail. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you have any questions concerning the application process, what we’re “looking for,” or what blogging for the Fertility Blog entails, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at email@example.com. We will be accepting new applications through Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at midnight EDT. Please have your completed application mailed to me by that time.
We thank you for your interest ahead of time and look forward to hearing from all applicants!