get paid to write for MSN

I can't apply to do this because of the small matter of my non-compete clause with my employer, Gannett (which makes sense), but this is too cool not to pass on. I hope someone I know gets one of these gigs:

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Position: Bloggers Wanted
Company: Microsoft
Location: Telecommute
Job Status: Freelance
Ad Expires: July 22, 2005
Job ID: 524227

Blog for MSN!

MSN is hiring freelance contributing editors to moderate, write and produce blogs in five topic areas: television, music, technology, sports and fashion/food/style.

Contributing editors will be responsible for:

*Writing and producing five-10 daily posts for their blog, drawing material from user submissions, the MSN network and the wider Web

*Reviewing user e-mail submissions and turning the best of them into posts on the blog

*Monitoring blog comments and feedback

You must be passionate about your subject area; familiar with the tools and trends in blogging; a natural writer with an inviting, engaging style; and attuned to the broad interests of MSN’s huge audience.

Send us five sample posts written over the course of a single day. In addition to the posts (which should reflect a variety of source links), in a paragraph or so, explain why you selected those items and how they reflect your vision for this project. Please include a list of sites you scanned to find your material and other favorite sites and blogs.

Attach a résumé or short note to tell us what you’re doing now and what you’ve done in the recent past. And finally, in the subject heading of the mail specify which blog you’re applying for.

We estimate this project will require approximately 15 hours’ work per week.

Send your submission to: When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at Job ads copyrighted by - (c) 1999-2003.

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