*Only serious applicants need apply, as I'm looking for a long-term writer*
**PLEASE NOTE: I am now looking for a writer that has familiarity with keyboards and/or piano AND also lives near a music or piano store(s) where he or she can try out and demo a piano model, as well as ALSO have the ability to take 5 photos (photos on your camera phone is fine so long as your phone takes clear images) of each model you're asked to write about, as well.**
I'm going to need someone to write several articles about digital pianos and keyboards. I am also looking for someone I can work with for several months (if not longer), has ideally a good, solid understanding and appreciation of pianos (if you're a current or former music/piano teacher or student, this could be a great job for you), someone who can take direction well but work independently, and someone who knows how to do research but also write engaging, original content.
The articles will be 1,500 words and payment will be $35 paid per article (which includes you taking 4-5 pictures of each piano or keyboard you are asked to write about). The articles will likely be piano or keyboard model specific, or will be articles that discuss and breakdown or recommend a variety of different models or simply provide piano/keyboard related advice.
WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR:
I'm looking for essentially two things:
1) I am looking for a writer that has actual experience with a wide variety of pianos and keyboards, and can actually incorporate their knowledge of specific piano models into the articles you write.
This is very important for this job.
That means that, if I'm looking for someone to write an article about a specific piano or keyboard model, I want the writer to have intimate knowledge of this piano--how do the keys feel under your hands (weighted/hammer action/sensitivity, etc), how is the sound (and can you accurately describe that sound in a written article), discussing of tones/voices/sounds, what are the connectivity options, how does the model compare to its predecessor or competition, what are the pros and cons of the instrument, etc.
If you're only intimately familiar with a small number of digital pianos and keyboards--that's OK. I am willing to hire multiple people. But I am looking to find a writer or two that has a lot of experience with digital pianos and keyboards (portable and uprights mostly, but knowledge of grands and even acoustic pianos might be helpful down the line too) and can write an article that's geared towards a reader that's a beginner-to-intermediate piano player.
Also, if you have any experience with guitars, please let me know, as well.
2) Proper grammar, sentence structure, and article formatting. I also need to have writers turn work in on time. I can be flexible with deadlines, but I can't work with someone longterm that cannot turn in work on time.
There will be guidelines to follow for these jobs, but a lot of creative freedom will be awarded to those hired. It should be noted, however, that this is a ghostwriting job, so while you'll be compensated for every article, you will not receive a byline or "public credit" for writing it.
Good luck to all that apply. Please also understand that plagiarism of any kind is absolutely not acceptable