Here's the latest in Open Calls for Black Writers ~ Freelance and Job Opportunities

Here's the latest in Open Calls for Black Writers ~ Freelance and Job Opportunities

CBS News

Senior editor Justin Mitchell, @cbsnews
I’m accepting freelance pitches from POC journalists on race, culture, criminal justice and health care for CBS News dot com. If you have questions, feel free to DM me. Pitches:
Business Insider is still looking for black writers; if you want to write opinion for @businessinsider or @thisisinsider send pitches to Pays $400-$500

National Geographic

Writers! Send me your @NatGeoTravel pitches. We've updated our guidelines here:
Rachel Brown likes  I like national parks/public lands + history/culture. If you're passionate about something that can bring a place to life through a travel lens, hit me up. Rates: $0.50-$1/word.  In your pitch, tell me what the story’s about in 1-2 lines, with 1-2 paragraphs explaining what tone you’re aiming for/how you plan to report it/some indication of why you think it works for *us*
Some of these stories were assigned from in-house ideas & some were pitches, but here’s a feel for what I’m looking for: by


From Kelly Morrell: Greetings #cannabiswriters, especially @WritersofColor I’m looking for a few writers to help with a 3-part miniseries on ethical cannabis consumption in the U.S. for @Healthline Interested? Send an email to with [ETHICAL CANNABIS] in the subject line, a bit about which topic(s) you’re interested in, and a few relevant clips.
Main topics include: cannabis companies involved in cultivating social equity, sustainability considerations around cultivation and packaging, and state ballot measures to start thinking about ahead of the election. Rate is $250 for ~1,000 words.

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