So you want to become a WORLD on Campus correspondent? That's great!
The purpose of this web-page is to help you understand your duties, and to let you know how you will be integrated into the WORLD on Campus team.
Before you can become a WORLD on Campus freelance correspondent, you must:
• Successfully complete a series of short, on-line tests which will allow you to demonstrate your basic competency in AP style, grammar, and other journalism basics.
• Participate in a two-hour on-line webinar, "Writing for WORLD on Campus." This webinar is held on a monthly basis.
Here is a summary of the duties of freelance correspondents:
• Write stories that conform to WORLD on Campus's journalistic and worldview standards.
• Meet all agreed-to deadlines. If you see that you will not be able to meet a deadline, you are required to give the EARLIEST POSSIBLE notice.
• Once a story has been published, you are expected to help promote that story by posting it to your Facebook profile, and/or to do what you otherwise can to get people reading it.
How You Will Be Assigned Stories
You may, of course, submit story ideas to the editor at any time. However, please carefully read the stories on the web-site carefully before you submit ideas. Otherwise, the exercise will be a waste of your time and ours.
If your idea is accepted, the editor will give you a word-count and a deadline and any instructions related to that story. If your story idea is rejected, the editor will attempt to give you some idea as to why. Take that feedback into account as you submit future story ideas.
For stories that we assign, the process often looks something like this:
• Once you have completed the prerequisites identified above, you will be placed on an email distribution of freelance correspondents.
• The editor will send story ideas to this list regularly.
• If you want one of the stories, please reply to the email.
• The editor will choose from among the respondents. However, the editor will have a natural bias for those who respond first. If you don't respond quickly, there is a good chance the story will be assigned.
You will be paid $25 per story for the first three stories you write for us. After you write three stories, the pay increases to $40 per story.