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Good opportunity for writers to beef up portfolios.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Web Content Writer
Former Employee - Web Content Writer
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Demand Media part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

You get paid as quickly as you write articles. Plenty of topics to choose from -- there's something for everyone. Good way to beef up your writing portfolio. Good way to get feedback from editors about your writing.

Cons

No royalties paid -- once you're paid, that's it, no matter how popular an article becomes. Image selection can be difficult/dry (at least when I was writing for them--this may have changed). Topic availability can dry up on occasion.

Other Employee Reviews for Demand Media

  1. From the freelancing side.

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Demand Media as a contractor

    Pros

    Very consistent with pay schedule-if something goes wrong, they do try to fix it and pay on time. Section editors are very responsive, and they are trying to ensure the articles written make sense and are things people would want to read. They try to bridge the editor-writer divide and listen to both.

    Cons

    Like all freelancing, inconsistent levels of work; sudden changes that are not always what you thought they would be. Take a wait-and-see approach to any news they have about changes rather than assuming the changes will be wonderful. Planning long-term can be difficult. You'll see people in the forum constantly say you have to have other clients, and this is very true. Freelancing for Demand has become more like freelancing for other outlets in that the days of thousands of articles are gone.


  2. Web article content writing ups and downs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Content Writer in Rochester, NY
    Current Contractor - Content Writer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Demand Media as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Prompt payment, variety of assignments, work as little or as much as you need to.

    Cons

    rules constantly change, not always a lot of articles to write and new editors take awhile to break in

    Advice to Management

    A review of current writers in your database for other assignments, rather than requesting each person interested in new or special assignments to do an application for each position would be helpful. You would get better quality writing for these new or special assignments because these are people who already know Demand Media rules.


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