Scottish broadcaster STV has launched a competition to recruit new online columnists. The winner of the contest will receive a six-month contract with STV worth a minimum of £5,000 (US$8,193). Deadline: November 6.
According to journalism.co.uk, entrants do not have to be Scottish or live in Scotland, but must be interested in the topic they choose to write about.
Columnists are sought for any subject area except sport, film and music reviews. To enter the contest, called "The Write Factor," columnists should submit a 450-600-word example of their work, which should also be accompanied by a cover letter with contact details and an idea of what topic they would like to write about.