The other day, I noticed the person belonging to one of Pippa’s dogpals had landed an interesting blog/position.

I checked it out, and it seemed quite demanding, you had to write two or three posts a week, be an absolute expert on your subject, and goodness knows what else.

Apparently this is a global site, so I wondered if I could contribute too. There even seemed to be some suggestion of payment. Which, would be reasonable, when we all have our own blogs to keep up to – why would we enter into a contract to support someone else’s ‘dynamic entertainment, news and lifestyle network that serves more than 20 million monthly readers across the U.S. and around the world.’

I checked out the conditions and all that.

Examiner.com is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or citizen status.

• Compensation: Competitive rates recognize your writing activity and reader interest


The Fine Print: Examiners must be 18 years of age or older and U.S. or Canadian residents. Each Examiner is required to sign an independent contributor agreement prior to activation.

No discrimination? Of course not. You just have to be a North American resident.

And yet, they want ‘examiners’ in the following topics (for example) for their ‘national’ edition:

Australian Celebrities Examiner
British Auto Mechanic Examiner
Geothermal Energy Examiner
UK Headlines Examiner
International Affairs Examiner
Vegan Culture Examiner
Bangkok Travel Examiner

If the examiner.com serves so many people around the world, we aren’t looking at jobs here for people who know the ins and outs of Bangkok travel for people who live in Fayetteville, North Carolina, or Marquette in Michigan.

Surely in a global industry, ie media on the internet, there is no reason to limit employment to North Americans. Or is there? If the market is global, and the topics are global, why wouldn’t the expertise of the contributors come from all over the world?

Interesting wiki link here.

About roughseasinthemed

I write about my life as an English person living in Spain and Gibraltar, on Roughseas, subjects range from politics and current developments in Gib to book reviews, cooking and getting on with life. My views and thoughts on a variety of topics - depending on my mood of the day - can be found over on Clouds. A few pix are over on Everypic - although it is not a photoblog. And of course my dog had his own blog, but most of you knew that anyway. Pippadogblog etc
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