WRITE NEWS FOR MEEBAL
Meebal.com is one news website start-up that is really beginning to rock and like all good news websites we know the key to success is high quality articles; that is, news articles that people love to read and share.
Meebal.com is a little ‘unconventional’ in terms of being a news website; we’re just a little opinionated. We feel that news shouldn’t be just about delivering the facts but also provide an opinion; this in turn adds a real human element to an article that creates debate within our comments system and promotes sharing of our articles.
Of course not all of our news articles give opinions; it depends on the person who wrote them, but we do encourage people to have their say.
It’s fair to say that meebal.com isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, coffee or even a gin and tonic, but it is open and honest and we strive to deliver news in a different way.
We are always on the lookout for more people who really have a passion for writing outstanding news articles and as you can see from the categories above, and their sub-categories, there’s no shortage of topics to write about.
Who can apply?
We are looking for 30 people who really know their stuff and knows how to put an article together so that our readers are compelled to comment and share what is published.
We are looking for people who have a deep interest in any of our categories (see the menu system) and who is able and willing to commit themselves to producing a minimum of 3 articles per week.
How can I apply?
Use our contact form (click here) and tell us a little about yourself and what you are passionate to write about.
If your application is successful we’ll set you up with an account. Meebal.com uses WordPress as the content management system (CMS) and therefore creating articles is a breeze. If you are not familiar with WordPress CMS we’ll help you get started by showing you how.
What can I write about?
Funny how we are told we live in a democracy but the work place is run by dictators who tell us what we can and cannot do.
At meebal.com we’re a democracy inside and out and therefore have no right to tell you what to do and certainly have no right to dictate what you write about.
With this is mind you are as free as a bird to write whatever you like. Yes, there are a few rules (see below) but these pertain to the quality of news articles not the subject matter.
What’s in it for me?
Ah yes capitalism strikes again! Seriously we understand that you need to earn a crust; that is put bread and water on the table but meebal.com is a start-up and currently a remuneration is not possible.
However if you are dynamic and love to write and above all show dedication then we want you to become an integral part of meebal.com. For those 30 people chosen we are offering a 1% shareholding in meebal.com; effectively offering a total of 30% of the business.
We appreciate this is a risk and that you’re hard work may not amount to anything but we have a vision and we’re confident that meebal.com will continue to grow rapidly.
1. Keep it Factual – Nobody wants to read something that is not factual so do a little research into what you are writing about. We do check each article to verify what you have to say is accurate, relevant and factual.
2. Keep it Clean – No profanity please. We appreciate that sometimes profanity is used in context with a quote but such should be used sparingly. During the editing process we will convert such words with characters, however if we feel any such words are inappropriate we will remove them.
3. Make it Readable – We are not all scholars so try to make your article so that it is understandable by even those who do not possess the technical knowledge of the subject.
The proper use of ENGLISH GRAMMAR is also of high importance. Each article undergoes a number of checks to ensure that the article is written in clear, easy to read English and we will make amendments during the editorial review where necessary.
4. Web Links – Meebal.com is NOT a link farm for those looking to create shallow content with the remit of getting a back-link for their clients. If this is your intention then meebal.com is not what you are looking for; we will summarily dismiss such content.
Links can be relevant to providing more information to an article and therefore any links included will be heavily scrutinized and those that are permitted will be attributed with a rel=nofollow.
5. Interesting Additions - You many include images, video and other graphics within your article but you must either have copyright or permission from the copyright owners to do so.
6. Shares - We are not about to hand over shares to just anyone. We are looking for real commitment and therefore expect you to earn your shareholding. You must be able to commit yourself to a minimum of 3 articles per week for at least the next 2 years.
We will for those who write more than three articles per week provide share incentives. Again this is all about taking a risk and showing commitment; this is not a get rich quick scheme.
LEGAL JARGON – Boring But Necessary – TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. Content that You Submit
You may NOT, under any circumstance, copy and paste text from another website and; or blog for the use of your own article. Your content MUST be unique. Any violation of this will result in your article being discarded and possible forfeit of your shares.
Note that we do allow quotes that have been used in other articles but such must be relevant and used sparingly.
IMPORTANT – You may include images (including INFOGRAPHICS) and or video that is either owned by yourself or where you have express written permission to use it by the copyright owners. If we receive any complaint of copyright theft you agree to bear full responsibility for your actions and WARRANT against any liability on behalf of Meebal.com, its staff or agents.
You agree to grant Meebal.com copyright of any article(s) submitted and published. We may, at our discretion, modify or remove any or all article(s) as we see fit.
IMPORTANT - Please ensure that any image(s) or video(s) that you upload is either owned by yourself or you have express written permission, by the copyright owners, to use such content.
3. URL & Links
You may include ‘REFERENCE LINKS’ within the body of the article(s). These links should be for relevant sources of useful information from reputable sites, such as, Wikipedia and other such sources and which are directly relevant to the article(s). We reserve the right to remove any links we deem inappropriate. All external links will include a rel=”nofollow” attribute at our discretion.
You may not submit articles that are design to create back-links for commercial clients. A violation of this rule will result in an immediate termination of your account with the removal of all benefits; including article credits and or shares accumulated.
4. Publishing Your Article
All article(s) undergo a strict set of editorial guidelines. We do not provide any warranty or guarantee that your article(s) will be published. The final decision lies with the Editor-in-Chief and is NOT open to an appeal basis. We will inform you:
A) If your article(s) has been accepted and;
B) When it is published on our website. Please be patient.
5. Removal of Articles
Under Section 2 above, we retain copyright of all material submitted and published. We reserve the right to modify or remove any such article(s) as we deem fit. We also reserve the right to remove links, image(s) and or video(s) at our sole discretion.
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE WRITTEN IN PLAIN ENGLISH AND IS NOT DESIGNED TO COVER ALL LEGAL CONTINGENCIES. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO UPDATE THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AT ANY TIME AND WHERE APPROPRIATE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PERIODICALLY IN ORDER TO ENSURE YOU COMPLY WITH SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE SUBMITTING CONTENT.
YOU HEREBY WARRANT TO ACCEPT ALL LIABILITY FOR THE CONTENT YOU PRODUCE AND THAT MEEBAL.COM PUBLISHES ON YOUR BEHALF. MEEBAL.COM SHALL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LEGAL ACTION DUE TO CONTENT PUBLISHED.
IMPORTANT – Please read our Terms of Service which provides further information on your activity on Meebal.com