About.com Seeks Parenting Journalists

From Craig’s List:Reply to: see below
Date: 2008-06-06, 9:38AM PDT

We are seeking part-time writer-experts to serve as Guides for About.com, a subsidiary of the New York Times Company. As a Guide, you’ll build and maintain a GuideSite, a topical section of About.com that contains:

  • Original content (articles, reviews, FAQs, tutorials) written by you
  • A blog featuring your unique voice and personality
  • A directory of the best content in your topic, whether it be your own work or links to other sites
  • A discussion forum where you serve as community leader
  • A bio page with your contact info

All About.com Guides are considered freelancers who work online and set their own schedules, giving them the flexibility to log on from anywhere in the world whenever they have the time. With no timesheets to fill out and no timecards to punch, working for About.com gives you the flexibility to write when you want, even if you have a full-time day job.

Along with a base payment of $725 a month, we pay based on growth of page views on a year over year basis. On average, a Guide will make more than $1,000 a month by their second year, with the potential to earn much more based on year over year page view growth. Want to know more? Visit http://beaguide.about.com.

Guide Openings on the Parenting Channel
We’re currently expanding our parenting channel and are seeking parenting journalists for a number of topics, including parenting preschoolers, parenting tweens, parenting young adults, stay at home dads, stay at home moms, teen health, and work at home moms.

Many of our Guides are professional parenting journalists with years of reporting experience in their topic, and we encourage people with parenting journalism experience to apply. To submit an application, learn more about About.com or see our full list of available topics, please visit http://beaguide.about.com.

  • Compensation: $725/month minimum, plus page view-based compensation
  • Telecommuting is ok.
  • This is a part-time job.
  • This is a contract job.
  • OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
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5 Responses to “About.com Seeks Parenting Journalists”


  1. 1 andreamcmann June 20, 2008 at 8:06 am

    I applied for the “parenting preschoolers” postion about two weeks ago. I got the generic email, saying they would reply one way or another, and I haven’t heard anything back yet. I’m hoping that’s a good sign. I applied with them a few months ago, and got a rejection the next day. Admittedly that topic didn’t fit me as well as this one. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!! 🙂

  2. 2 allena June 20, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    I love working for about.com and highly recommend it to writers!

  3. 3 All Adither June 22, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I applied for the SAHM opening a week ago. I want it so badly.

  4. 4 The Writer Mama June 23, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Good luck, you guys!

    🙂 C

  5. 5 Katie June 26, 2008 at 12:31 am

    I wonder if i would qualify for this as I don’t live in the US? I am a US citizen, but currently living in Hong Kong. Any idea?


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