TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Is Oomph Mag Looking to Boost Their FB Fan Page?

oomph.png
Normally when magazines need writers and decide to post on Craigslist, they put up some info about what they are looking for and an email address. Writers will email the editor clips, a resume and maybe a pitch. It’s all very…usual.

Then there’s this:

Writers (LA)

Date: 2009-11-22, 4:22PM PST

Reply to: gigs-75hyf-1478006122@craigslist.org

Oomph Magazine is a new magazine based out of Downtown Los Angeles. We are currently looking for writers. Go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oomph-Magazine/197153407222?v=wall and send us a message for a quick response.

* Location: LA
* it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: Based on skills.

So Oomph Magazine has decided to post ads on Craigslist for writers (there’s another one for models), asking them to message on their FB page, which has resulted in nearly 20 gig seekers posting on the fan page. Which when scrolled through is like a virtual unemployment line.

Is this benefiting the magazine? Are they trying to beef up their brand by offering vague work? Because it doesn’t seem like a legitimate way to find writers in Los Angeles.

We emailed the “magazine” for a response, but we’ve yet to hear back.

Mediabistro Course

Magazine Writing

Magazine WritingStarting September 4, learn how to get your work in top publications! You'll learn how to create captivating stories editors will want and readers will love, understand which magazines are right for your stories, craft compelling pitch letters, and more! You'll leave this class with two polished articles and corresponding pitch letters. Register now!