It has become standard to warn those considering applying for an assignment or a job that the process will entail actual work - unpaid.
InsideDailyBrief did not do that. It provides its own application form. Only when the form is about 80% completed is the applicant informed that there is an editing project to do. Unpaid. And necessary to do to complete the process.
That entails a long paragraph that has to be edited for flowery language, grammatical mistakes etc. There is no Word Track Changes available on the form. So those deciding to continue with the application probably will have to retype the whole enchilada or indicate long explanations for the edits.
I perceive this as an unethical way to conduct business. At the front end, applicants should be alerted that they will have to invest unpaid actual work in the application.
The opportunity pays $18 an hour. That tends to be on the low side of compensation. Therefore, one wonders if InsideDailyBrief may be exploiting writers at the bottom of the food chain?
In response to this blogging, the ad is being pulled down. That's what Splashpress Media informed me.
Yes, we gig workers of the world have a voice.
So, yes, we gig workers of the world should speak up. We are being heard.