Should I be paid for the work I produced in this interview?
April 15, 2012 2:03 AM Subscribe
I recently attended a job interview which included a copywriting test - I was given some facts about an upcoming event and asked to write a press release. I did not get the job, however, the press release was released exactly as I wrote it (without my byline) and was picked up by a small local news blog and a local religious newspaper, as well as being used in the organisation's internal newsletter. The headline I wrote was also tweeted with a link to the event info on the organisation's website.
So, on one hand, no big deal, but on the other hand, wtf? It's my work, released without my byline and without my permission. At no point during the interview process was it made clear in writing or verbally that the copywriting test would be used in this way. Should I just send them a bill or what?