Dear fellow writer.
Approach MountReal, publishers of Menz Magazine and Ocean Drive with caution.
I've just finished two interviews with MountReal for a chief editor position on Menz Magazine. They initially posted a job for an editor, full time, permanent. The job kept changing with sales finally being added. Before I could progress to the next interview they demanded I donate four articles to their websites. When I refused to give my work away I was told I would not be getting another interview and would lose a chance at the job.
This company also has two job postings on the Government of Canada job website (www.jobbank.gc.ca):
1. Writer, Offer N° : 0159897 SERVICES MOUNT REAL INC. - mountreal.com
2.Writer, Offer N° : 0159894 SERVICES MOUNT REAL INC. - mountreal.com
They are asking for writers with a university education who are fully bilingual in French and English with experience in the fashion industry who LOVE to write (plus do administrative duties). The salary: $9 per hour (that's $9 Canadian which is $5 American).
Most of their articles are used in both magazines. I doubt they paid the writer each and I suspect they are pulling the same scam with other writers as they tried to pull with me. Approach this company with caution. At best they are cheap amateurs trying to get rich at the expense of writers. At worst they are posting jobs as a lure to get free copy for their websites and magazines.
Beware! Keep writing.