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“Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief.” – Leo Burnett Do you have the creative wit, writing skills and technical savviness to catapult a brand to the next level? If so, check out these new openings in the advertising field.  

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What Fact Checkers Do and Why The Role is So Important

Fact checkers are more essential to journalism than ever

Robert McGuire, currently publisher and editor of Nation1099.com, and owner of McGuire Editorial & Consulting, once worked as a reporter at weekly newspaper publisher, Community Newspapers, Inc. One thing that’s stuck with McGuire from his tenure at the paper, was the authority of the staff’s junior-level fact-checker. “She could pull the brake on the train…

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4 Things Writers Need to Know About Fact-checking

There’s no room for factual errors in your pitch or your polished story

Editors want a lot of things from writers, but there’s one thing they never want: factual errors. When an editor sees one mistake, she naturally assumes more will follow. For a freelance writer, that’s clearly bad news. “These days I have such a small pocket of money for freelancers that I don’t want to waste…

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How To Pitch: EatingWell

Knowledge of the food industry could earn you a byline in this $1/word mag.

Circulation: 1 million Frequency: 6x/year Background: Armed with informative articles, tasty recipes, and photos of decadent (yet healthy) meals, Eating Well is a celebration of food. “Where good health meets good taste” is the publication’s tagline and perfectly encapsulates its mission of helping readers learn more about the food they eat so that they can...
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