Ongoing, 2 scripts per week for $50 each; possibly increasing with experience. -
Word Count: 1,000 Topic: Sci-fi, History, Mystery, & Horror Tone: Tense, Creepy, but Matter-of-fact... liberal use of "allegedly, supposedly, it has been said..., etc" Research required: Simple internet articles searches and summary
And now for the details: I produce a mysterious, anonymous, and popular YouTube channel. The content is "Buzzfeed meets X-Files," presenting narrative top 5 / top 10 style "listicles" in a highly stylized and engaging video format. Topics typically explore unsolved mysteries, science fiction, and creepy stories.
As I expand into new projects, I am looking for freelance writers to produce short text/voice-over "scripts" that can be turned into YouTube videos.
Writers will be free to create their own lists of spooky/mysterious items and write them up in a compelling narrative format. An example of this would be something like "5 Most Mysterious Unsolved Cold Cases." Scripts should be about 1,000 words. 2 scripts per week. $50 per script, possibly increasing with experience. There will be lots of freedom to pitch your own ideas for lists, but I can help out with sources as well. Any research required can usually be conducted via internet search and will involve basic article summary.
If you are interested, please reply with the following: -Fire off a quick blurb about why you would be a good fit or why you think this might be an especially cool gig for you given the content is based around sci-fi, mystery, and creepy themes. -Include a couple of links to writing samples if you have anything particularly relevant to this type of YouTube script writing or the content genre.