We’re looking for a freelance writer with prior experience to join our content team.
Contribute to the Scrimba blog and write about the things you wish you knew when learning web development (and get paid handsomely in the process 💵)!
Why write for Scrimba?
- 💸 We will pay you $340 per post (in advance)
- 👻 We don't believe in ghosts. You will receive full credit.
- 📰 You could add this experience to your resume or LinkedIn under the company name Scrimba
- 📣 Your posts will be promoted to our 800k+ users through Twitter, Discord, and our community newsletter.
- 🌍 We don't mind where you are, as long as you're happy. Our team is spread all over the world!
- 🚀 You will be contributing to Scrimba's mission to help anyone learn web development at a hireable level, regardless of where they live or the size of their wallets.
- 🪝 We will help you nail the copy and produce nice-looking header images and graphics to make your posts even better
- 📈 We will guide you to promote the posts, optimize for SEO, and reach the widest audience possible to grow your professional brand
Read on to learn more about if you would be a good fit for the opportunity.
Is this you?
- You are a web developer yourself (novices welcome!) and relate to the challenges new developers face
- You've got some experience writing on the internet, preferably about web development.
- You can own a topic from ideation to promotion
- You are a self-starter who takes the initiative and is energized by helping readers a few steps behind you.
- You're an excellent communicator; you can distill complicated topics into something clear and concise.
- You're looking for a long-term working relationship. We’re looking for someone who wants to play the long-game
- You've seen, read, and heard enough of Scrimba content to understand the tone and style, and you'd be able to replicate that tone and style in your writing
What can you write about?
As part of the application process, you will be asked to suggest 3+ topics you could write about.
To give you an idea about what we write about at Scrimba, here are some examples:
- Answer questions a would-be web developer might ask like "Am I too old?" or "What does a web developer do on a daily basis?"
- Compare two subjects that many new developers find confusing like "Angular vs. React" or "Web development vs. web design."
- Create a learning path like "How to become a web developer in 6 months" or "Web developer checklist 2022"
- Share a list of resources like "50 places to find junior web developer jobs" or "40 Web developer tools you might need on the job in 2022" (when we do listicles, we go large!)
👆🏻 These are great!
For the best chance of success, also draw on your experiences and reflect on the topics you (or someone you’ve helped) would have benefited a lot from.
Out-of-the-box topics really impress us!
Please note that this is not the place to write about your story learning to code. We have a different program for that (currently applications are closed).
How to apply
Apply here. You'll be asked for:
- A cover letter that includes how you fit each of the numbered points above. If you don't meet some of the points, please explain why you'd be a good fit regardless.
- 3 links to samples of writing you've published on the internet (under your own name or ghostwritten).
- 3+ topics you'd like to write about.
- For the best chance of success, write as many as possible. The more you share, the more your chance of sharing a winner 🏆.
The application process
- Submit your application by midnight BST 29/7
- We will shortlist applicants based on the cover letter and writing samples by 5/8
- If you're shortlisted, we will invite you to write about one of your suggested topics, and we will continue from there 😄. If your application is very good, you might get this email before all the applications are in.
Our mission 🚀
At Scrimba, our mission is to help anyone motivated to become a hireable developer efficiently and for a cost much lower than a boot camp or university. If we succeed with this, it'll give anyone who wants to become a software developer a realistic shot at succeeding, regardless of where they live or the size of their wallets.
How is this possible?
- 👨🏻💻 An interactive editor that makes it feel like you're coding alongside the teacher
- 🍎 Brilliant teachers, teaching style, and a curriculum that ensures you learn the right things in the right order (and actually remember what you learn!)
- 👾 A community whose members, under our stewardship, help each other through #help channels, peer-peer code reviews, and blog contributions
- ❤️ A continuous pulse of inspiration, companionship, and actionable advice that keeps you on track long enough to be successful. We accomplish this through weekly podcast episodes, weekly YouTube videos, weekly YouTube streams, weekly Town Hall events, weekly newsletters, and weekly blog posts ✨
You will be contributing directly to our mission, should you choose to write for us!