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• Get paid to work as a Digital Journalist

Are you a writer, photographer or videographer looking for exciting new opportunities? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for enough work to keep you busy on a regular basis, or just the odd freelance gig, we have several openings for journalists and content creators to both report news and work with leading brands.
To get started, we need to get you on the Digital Journal platform so start by creating an account on the site then hover over the red "Contribute" button on the top of the page. From here, simply click the “Post News” and you will be prompted to submit a short bio, a sample of writing and some info on your experience. You may hear from one of our staff members to learn more about your journalistic background.
Once you’re approved you will be able to write for digitaljournal.com and our process of scouting begins. You'll be notified about the status of your application by email and we usually process all applications within 7 to 8 business days.

When you join Digital Journal, you have the opportunity to get paid in two ways:

(1.) Reporting on www.digitaljournal.com:
Once approved, you will be paid to report news. As a pioneer in revenue-sharing online, DigitalJournal.com devised a way to ensure all contributors could get paid for their work and we were one of the very first sites where regular people get paid for contributing. Unlike most websites where bloggers post for free (and the company takes in all the ad revenue), DigitalJournal.com shares a portion of its advertising revenue with all Digital Journalists through what we call our “moneypot.” With an always-growing cash pool, every single Digital Journalist gets a chance to compete for a share of the moneypot. The more you contribute, the more you earn.
At the beginning of the month, all accounts that exceed $10 will receive an email notification to collect payment via PayPal (if you do not have a PayPal account, you will be sent a prompt to create one). All earnings are in U.S. dollars.
Scores are determined based on how many articles you contribute and how much attention they get. How much should you expect to earn? You will make anywhere from a few dollars to a couple hundred dollars per month depending on how active you are. We count social media shares, bounce rate (the lower the better) and pageviews so the more attention your work receives, the more you can earn. We also pay bonuses for original on-the-ground reporting and interviews. We also pay bonuses for those who complete assignments by deadline via our Assignment Desk. For a detailed breakdown of how we pay, and how to maximize what you can earn, refer to this detailed article here. But regardless of how much you make, this step is a big one because we use it as a preliminary process to see how well you write and if you do well, we graduate you to bigger, higher-paying jobs.
(2.) Paid opportunities with our /newsrooms division:
Once you've published at least one story on DigitalJournal.com, we'll start evaluating your work for bigger opportunities. If you are good and demonstrate a strong subject matter expertise we will reach out to you for writing opportunities with our /newsrooms division. These opportunities will involve paid work outside of DigitalJournal.com.
We work with brands all over the world on everything from reporting, to corporate writing, to content marketing. In this stage we look for skilled writers who have deep subject expertise (i.e. if you’re a food blogger, we want to see you being active on Digital Journal to know what you’re capable of) and we actively look across all of Digital Journal’s categories. Because our client base is so diverse, we want talent for business, finance, sports, entertainment, automotive, food, environment, health & wellness, music, arts, travel, technology and more. These jobs pay very competitive rates and often come with great perks.
We look at weekly reports indicating who the top contributors are, and as we bring on more customers we recruit from the stable of top talent. The more you know your space, the more likely we are to tap you for a gig. It’s all about expertise so show us why you are the best person for the job.
So start by creating an account on Digital Journal and apply to become a Digital Journalist by clicking on the red Contribute button at the top of the page, then click Post news. Once you’ve done that, you can also tell us more about your expertise and the types of opportunities you’re looking for in this application here.
Check out stories submitted by Digital Journalists like you on the right or sign up now!

• What we look for in digital journalists

We look for skilled reporters and good content creators. Most importantly, we look for skilled writers who have deep subject expertise. You should be really good at covering one (or a few) subject (i.e. you really know the food industry, or you're a good business reporter, or you know sports inside and out, or you are a killer music writer, etc). Just know your stuff.
If you want to write on digitaljournal.com, you will be reporting news. If you want to work with our /newsrooms division you will be submitting several types of content that will be published outside of digitaljournal.com.
You might be professional journalist, an experienced blogger, an amateur author or even just a regular Joe or Jane who wants to be part of the news gathering process — whoever you are, you’re welcome on DigitalJournal.com. As a Digital Journalist we want you to cover whatever is happening in your city, town or country.
If you’re nervous, confused or still have a question about how something is done, drop us a line or contact one of Digital Journal's many Digital Journalists -- we’re all friendly and are happy to help.