I know this may come as a shock to many of you DSSers out there, but it looks like Demand Media has finally dropped the vaunted “First Look” program.
For those of you new to the site – some of the forum members jokingly floated the idea of a “Demand Select” queue back a few months ago.
Everyone was pretty surprised when it actually came true.
Now, however, sadly, the First Look is no more. I guess that also means, for those of you who are left, that there’s no reason to try and keep your grammar and research scores up anymore, other than trying to keep from getting laid off.
We wanted to acknowledge all of the hard work you have been putting into the Studio. Over the past few months, there have been a lot of changes as we work to bring on more content partner sites. In just six short months, we have opened up seven new channels in partnership with sites like AZ Central, The Nest, Zacks.com and Radio Shack, and we are working with even more sites that should be coming online very soon.
As a thank you for your patience over the past few months while we worked to perfect our Topic Sections and new application and editorial processes, we will no longer continue the First Look program. With all of our writers now going through the same vetting process, we believe that all writers should have the same access to new assignments as they come into the Find Assignments queue.
We sincerely hope this will help our community of dedicated writers gain access to more writing opportunities within the Studio.
Demand Media Studios Editorial Team