We heard a lot about this Printed Blog this back in early 2009. It was counterintuitive during a newspaper meltdown due to blogs, to create a paper version of a blog. But what do we know – it could totally work. Anyway, it was discussed, thought about and then it was GONE. Nothing further on this blog of dead trees.
Until today. And it’s on Craigslist:
EDITORS, WRITERS, AND TRENDSETTERS NEEDED!!!! (Los Angeles (anywhere)…)
Date: 2010-08-12, 9:25AM PDT
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EDITORS, WRITERS, AND TRENDSETTERS NEEDED!!!!
THE PRINTED BLOG is looking for hip writers, sharp editors, and trendy websurfers to help build a new print publishing platform for bloggers and photographers.
THE PRINTED BLOG is the best of the web, picked by editors you like and respect, delivered each week to your home in a beautiful printed package. It’s also an opportunity for bloggers and photographers to reach a vast new audience, and to get paid for producing compelling content.
THE PRINTED BLOG was originally launched last year, but we had to suspend publishing because our business model was flawed. We have learned from our mistakes, and we’re back, building the first print publication where we ask people to pay – to subscribe – and we pay anyone we publish from a percentage of that subscription money.
You can read about THE PRINTED BLOG in The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/22/technology/start-ups/22blogpaper.html (except we’re no longer free) or in a million other places – just do a search on Google.
Visit http://www.theprintedblog.com/site to see all of the previous issues.
+ Do you consider yourself “in touch” with the times?
+ Do you have an eye for the clever, inspirational, witty, absurd, entertaining, enlightening, and/or insightful?
+ Do you have a career background or professional interest in writing, editing, journalism, or current events?
+ Do you want to help us do something unique and earn a few bucks in the process?
If you answered yes to all 4 of the above questions, then YOU NEED TO APPLY to become an invaluable member of our growing team! (See below for details)
We are seeking editors, writers, journalists, and others – with or without blogs of their own – to help us fill our inaugural issues.
Editors will research, read, and review content in our growing blog network looking for the best of the best in their assigned categories, then work with our celebrity reviewers to jointly decide which blog articles are worth publishing. HINT: Most are not.
Bloggers will grant us permission to publish their EXISTING work – we are not looking for writers to create new content. We ask for non-exclusive permission to republish work in print, and if a bloggers is selected, they get paid (from a pool based on the number of subscribers), and they get significant visibility. Initially, payment will be in the tens of dollars, but as subscriptions increase, that amount will grow into the hundreds of dollars.
We are looking to fill a limited number of editor slots across a variety of categories, including: technology, politics, food, eco-issues, home, lifestyle / sex, sports, fashion, beauty, celebrities, personal, and many others.
In exchange for your time – reading, reviewing, and recommending top-notch content for our publication â€“ participating editors will receive:
+ Prominent attribution (a little exposure couldn’t hurt!)
+ Valuable experience selecting content for a the very first publication of its kind
+ The personal satisfaction of being an integral part of something innovative and exciting
+ $500 PER ISSUE as an editorâ€¦
WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
There is no mold – we’re looking for all kinds of people. That said, we tend to favor applicants with relevant backgrounds and experience. For exampleâ€¦
+ Perhaps you have 20+ years of experience and a recognized name from a recognized publication, but youâ€™ve lost that loving feeling and need a change of pace.
+ Maybe weâ€™ve heard your voice – but now it’s time to bring your perspective to a whole new audience in a whole new way.
+ Or maybe you were recently laid off from a mainstream media publicationâ€¦in New York, Washington, L.A., or Topeka. Youâ€™re sitting on a dozen years of progressive experience as a writer and editor and looking for your next move.
+ You might be an up and coming journalist – someone whose writing has serious edge. You love to blog, and people love hearing what you have to say. Care to share?
+ Maybe you’re an industry professional, a celebrity buff, a science expert, a top high-school teacher or a motivated college student. You have honed your writing skills, and people want to hear from you. Your unique background affords you valuable perspective.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
For consideration, please send us: 1) no fewer than five (but it can be more) blogs that you read that you believe represent the most compelling content on the web, in whichever categories you wish, 2) two paragraphs describing why your voice is important as we transfer online content to an office medium, 3) your resume, and 4) if you are a writer, a few of your best samples.
If you have a blog and would like to be considered for publication, be sure to include it in your response.
You can find more about us in a variety of places:
http://www.theprintedblog.com (a splash page only for the new site)
http://www.theprintedblog.com/site (the original site with all of the issues)
(feel free to join our group; you can find me at: http://www.facebook.com/joshuakarp)
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+ Josh (Founder and Publisher), The Printed Blog
Previously on FBLA:
Printed Blogs? How Are Those Not Newspapers? Or Magazines?