In my personal efforts to ramp up the women’s presence on Examiner.com, I’d like to invite you to apply to be a Women’s Issues Examiner or spread the good word to some gals of your choice.
So what am I looking for and what does this all mean? Here goes:
If you’re the go-to gal in your neighborhood with your finger on the pulse of all things women’s issues and what’s good for gals around town, then listen up. Brit Horvat, Content Program Manager at Examiner.com , is seeking in-the-know women in any U.S. city to be Women’s Issues Examiners. What are Examiners? They’re credible, passionate, local writers who are changing the way Web users get their information. Read more here .
If you’re foreign to online publishing or social marketing, don’t fret. Where there’s a bad-ass women’s writer there’s a way, and the Examiner staffers will help you build a following. Examiner.com is one of the top 300 most-visited Web sites, so if you’re looking for exposure, it’s definitely the place to be. From the Real Cougar Lifestyle Examiner appearing on The Today Show to the Seattle Parenting Examiner getting picked up by The New York Times , these gals are getting heard.
On the feminism front, check out what National Women’s Issues Examiner Juliette Frette (artist, writer, feminist and Playboy Playmate) is saying.
What is Examiner.com ?
Launched in April 2008, Examiner.com serves 60 markets across the country (and is looking to be in 100 by the end of 2009). Combining carefully selected local writers with the latest technology and dynamic publishing tools, Examiner.com opens dialogue and helps people get inside their communities.
We currently have 5,330+ Examiners writing for us and it’s just the beginning. International expansion plans are in the works and the goal is to reach 12,000 (and counting) by the end of 2009.
Do Examiners get paid ?
Examiners are paid a very competitive rate that is based on standard Internet variables including page views, unique visitors, session length and advertising performance. This is not a full-time “quit your day-job” kind of opportunity, but Examiners can definitely earn a little extra cash.
What kind of time commitment are we talking ?
Most Examiners have full-time or part-time jobs, or are full-or-part time students. Examiners are independent contractors. This means they choose what to write about and when. They just need to publish a minimum of three to four brief articles per week. (Do two paragraphs and a YouTube video count as an article? You bet it does …)
I’m not very tech-savvy or Web-oriented. Is this for me ?
Don’t worry if publishing online is new. Examiner.com provides all of the Examiners with the training and tools needed to publish and promote their articles. We teach you everything from how to upload photos to social networking etiquette.
If you’re ready to go for it , apply online . If you can’t find your city, simply choose the one closest to you – and be sure to select the Neighborhoods & Culture category. You should see an option to apply to be a Women’s Issues Examiner. If you’re interested in something else though, go for it!
Have questions or need more info? E-mail Brit at bhorvat at examiner.com .
Thanks so much for your time. Go get ‘em, girls!