*Note: Important question at the end!*
So I’ve been looking through a bunch of part time writing jobs lately and yesterday I saw a few that really peaked my interest. I hadn’t applied to any yet because I am being extremely picky with the type of job I go after. I need something flexible, and I want it to be fun. I do not want to be just reporting on things. I applied to three different positions yesterday and each one asked for at least one writing sample. I haven’t had to give an official writing sample in a long time. In fact the last time I had to I wasn’t even blogging yet.
I decided to use five blog entries (slightly edited of course) as my writing samples. It was so difficult to choose. I felt like a parent being asked who their favorite child is. Here is what I came up with:
Job #1: Fledgling Entertainment Blog – There were a bunch of entertainment blogs that I didn’t like because it sounded too much like a gossip column. This one sounded like it poked fun at pop culture a little more so I decided to give it a shot. I wanted something that showed a bit of wit, and talked about something entertainment related.
CHOICE: Alexander the Great???
Job #2: Editorial Writer Online Magazine- This is for a New York based magazine and talks about the horrors of commuting in the city. Sounded like fun. I had more than my share of subway horror stories to choose from.
CHOICE: Beware the Stunner Slap!
Job #3: Comedy Writer/Blogger- For a new website being launched by a former SNL writer. Site will cover politics, religion, headline news, etc. This one asked for three samples. I wanted to show a bit of versatility.
CHOICE 1: Jesus Walks Some More
CHOICE 2: Beer Ad Tactics
CHOICE 3: Games of the 29th Olympiad
So now that I’ve shared this with you I am curious to hear from you guys;
If you had to select one writing sample from your blog what would you choose? What type of job would it be for?
(Go ahead and send me the links. I will edit this post to include them if you like. I think we can make a pretty cool list.)
Job: Guest writer for NBC’s Heroes
CHOICE: How Sensory INtegration Disorder Changed Our Lives by antisoccermom
Job: Moody Catty Bitchy Ask Aunt Flo advice column
CHOICE: Anything by kellychicky
Job: Writer for Embarassment Monthly magazine
CHOICE: Sex Toys and the Clumsy Girl by SamsPeeps