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Contract between (Writer) ______________________________
and GOOD DIRT RADIO (Producer) ______________________________:
1. The Writer agrees to prepare an Article of approximately ______
words or ______ readable minutes on the subject of _______________________________________________:
for delivery on or before _______ (date). The Writer also agrees
to provide one revision of the Article.
2. The Producer agrees to pay the Writer a fee of $________ within
thirty (30) days of initial receipt of the Article as assigned above.
(In other words, an original and coherent manuscript of approximately
the above word count on the subject assigned, and for which appropriate
research was completed.)
3. The Producer agrees that the above fee licenses use of writers
work for GOOD DIRT RADIO Broadcast rights only. [Optional —
This use is time-limited to the Report broadcast cycle. (A new broadcast
cycle commences when the report content is completely renewed.)
All other rights, including but not limited to hard copy, CD-ROM,
data base, archive, proprietary services and other electronic rights
are fully reserved by the Writer and must be negotiated separately.]
4. The Producer agrees to reimburse the Writer for all previously
agreed-upon and documented expenses within fifteen (15) days of
submission of receipts.
5. The Producer agrees to make every reasonable effort to make
available to the Writer, the final, edited version of the Article
while there is still time to make changes. In the event of a disagreement
over the final form of the Article, the Writer reserves the right
to withdraw his/her name from the Article without prejudicing the
6. The Writer guarantees that the Article will not contain material
that is consciously libelous or defamatory. In return, the Producer
agrees to provide and pay for counsel to defend the Writer in any
litigation arising as a result of the Article accepted by the Producer.
7. In the event of a dispute between the Writer and the Producer,
that cannot be resolved through the National Writers Union (NWU)
grievance process, the Writer will have the option of seeking to
resolve the matter by arbitration, or in court. If arbitration is
chosen, the Writer may be represented by the NWU in any procedures
before the arbitrator. The arbitrator's fees shall be shared fifty
percent (50%) by the Producer and fifty percent (50%) by the Writer.
Any decision reached by the arbitrator may be appealed pursuant
to applicable law.
GOOD DIRT RADIO Representative
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