I'm looking to hire writers for a Google News website that I run. What you'd be doing is sniffing out a well trended story and rehash the news in your own words. *You must be able to write in NATIVE US ENGLISH, as this is primarily a US site.* Categories are Sports, World News, News, Tech, Business, Politics, Entertainment gossip, just to name a few. We have a broad range of topics. All articles should be a good mixture of all areas and not just target one specific area. Our overall theme for site is Urban News & Entertainment. Think of our site as the Huffington Post with a more street edge if that makes sense even though we basically talk about the same things that Huff Post has. Strong familiarity with Wordpress and SEO is a plus. Must know how to title articles for SEO purposes. We even have a plugin for that, that makes things a whole lot easier. You also must know how to use Google images to grab image for article as well and "feature" it. Must also be familiar with Tags. I even have a tutorial on how to go about doing that if you're not familiar already. And I even have a list of websites that fill several niches on my website where you could simply copy the articles from as well. I'm looking for between 5-10 articles posted daily and spread out through out the day, to which you could schedule using Wordpress scheduler to schedule in advance. As with most news website, the timelier the topic, the better. It's imperative that you try to find the hottest and most trending story NOW, as in the right now because that's simply how Google News works. The pay is $1.00 an article but will be open to bonuses depending on your articles ad performance. With our site being in Google News already, we get indexed almost immediately and if your articles show increased ad revenue, we're definitely open to bonuses. We would like for each article added to site to get 1,000 views if not more which is plausible. If you have the uncanny ability to write news articles that bring traffic, this gig could be for you. You will be paid weekly, every Friday and must submit to me a listing of URLs for the week for me to base the pay on. I can pay by PayPal, but I prefer Odesk since I have an account with them and it gives you added assurance that you will be paid since you can review my ratings and such. I also have this job posting there. Just wanting to broad my horizons. I will leave this board open to any questions and I'm not going to hire everyone who says they're interested. I'm looking for a good 2-3 people that can start immediately. I will update post when I found what I'm looking for. I can't post link to my site on this post, but I can assure you that site is top notch. PM me for a link to the site to see if you can contribute. But I would also like for you to send me some links to some of your work as well. I won't consider you unless you provide writing samples first. When PMing me, please 1.) Include links to some blog posts you've written before...direct urls please to a few articles and not just the site name because I want to see what you've written and not anyone else. 2.) Let me know if you're on Odesk so I can send you link to job for you to apply there. 3.) Let me know when you can start and how many posts a day you can do. 4.) That's it! Also, this job is definitely for someone who works well independently while at the same time has a constant line open for communication because there may be times when I need to get a hold of you right away. Again, I will answer any questions pertaining to this job on this posting and will update it once all positions are filled. This job would also be the ideal fit for someone who's already doing a similar gig elsewhere. We don't mind you reporting the same things you're reporting on another site as long as it's rewritten and fits our theme and goal for our site. Thanks!