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Demand Media Looking For Feature Writers, Plans to Actually Pay Them

Well isn’t this a pleasant surprise? Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt sent out a tweet this morning asking for experienced feature writers. Demand Media is a notorious content farmer, paying writers according to the amount of hits their stories get around $5 to $20 a post–so at first we didn’t pay it much attention. But then we saw on Romensko that Rosenblatt plans to really pay these writers he’s looking for. Pay them…like…actual money.

From Demand Media’s job listing:

Demand Media has introduced new payment rates for feature stories. Features writers earn up to $350 for their stories, depending on factors like the experience required to write the story, the complexity of the topic and length of the story. Like all creative professionals who work for Demand Media, feature writers are paid within two business days of their articles being approved by Demand Media’s editorial staff.

Sounds like it could be a decent deal. $350 for an 850-word feature interview ain’t that bad. Especially for online.

If any of you out there take the bait, let us know how it goes.

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