I am always wary of people asking for writers, they never (!) ask what degree you have on page 1 and then expect you to work for nothing.
I have applied for a few of these in the past and found out a lot come from Asia and the level of English used is not even up to 5th grade level, with basic spelling/punctuation errors which would make you cringe. Sadly, in this technical age, anybody can set themselves up and ask for work; this doesn't give the job any legitimacy as most want free stories to rip struggling writers of work.
You may think I am being cynical, but a couple of years ago, I sent work to a magazine which was promoted by an on line magazine I was writing for at the time-'Angie's Diary'-the editor said he was interested in my private eye stories and would love to publish them for me, so, I sent him the first Pat Canella story and that was the last I heard from him.
The contest I entered from a FB is another example-I am almost certain that was another scam-they said the top 4 stories would be published in a magazine and yet the never acknowledged receipt of my story.
I had a couple of short stories published by 'A long story short,' which is based in Montana; the editor said if I sent $10, she would send an email to our paper telling them of the stories-another scam.
I am sure there are legit jobs going, but on page 2 they ask for degrees and consider if you are not at least up to BA class, then you are too stupid to write a serious article; I applied for one job and on page 2 the firm asked what type of wording I used-I was totally at a loss, Julia, they put a list of about 15 various classifications of writing and I couldn't understand any of them. I write in English, so the common person can read my story.
Yet, having a degree doesn't mean you can write-I was asked to edit a work for somebody I used to know on Bookrix-this person has a BA and yet in the first 25 line paragraph there were so many corrections to be made for wrong or incorrect capitalisations and no punctuation at all. At the end of the first paragraph I had to stop as the work gave me a migraine.
Nor does being a recognised name mean you can write-one writer of crime stories I used to read wrote one of her stories so poorly-the dialogue was so disjointed it was not only difficult to follow, but most of the character appeared to be holding a series of unrelated conversations, which made reading the story very hard. This is not only my opinion, but the views of over 200 people on Amazon.