The way companies are hiring freelance writers is not very efficient. Posting an ad on craigslist is inexpensive but also costly in work hours. Posting ads to journalism websites will give you journalism school graduates, who may or may not be great writers. What is the best way to find a great freelance writer?
At one time Freelancewriternow.com showed on the first page of Google results for “freelance writer, Los Angeles” or “freelance writer L.A.” Then I stopped updating the website on a regular basis and stopped paying attention to what people where looking for when they wanted a writer in Los Angeles.