Writing Opportunities for Freelancers Like Me

Writing Opportunities for Freelancers Like Me

We found opportunities for freelancers like me at several publications this week. At The Gumbo, Vox Media, Insider, Meredith Publishing, TechCrunch, Washington Post, Bustle and BuzzFeed. Lots to discover. Let me know if you need help with sending your resume. And Good luck ~ Darralynn

The Gumbo @thegumbo: the summer line-up is here. we’re looking for pitches from Black women and non-binary writers on hip-hop and r&b, hip-hop feminism, black women on-air and the look of hip-hop. get your pitches in for the upcoming themes! photo descriptions to follow in thread for accessibility. [May Deadline: April 31 11:59 est. June Deadline: May 14 11:59 est. July Deadline: June 11 11:59 est. August Deadline: July 9 11:59 est] [$175/article]

Patricia Hernandez @xpatriciah: Freelancers! I'm looking for pitches for the following topics/games: Twitch, VTubers, Minecraft, Valorant, Animal Crossing, Breath of the Wild, Fornite, Warzone,  speedrunning, and more generally, internet subcultures/communities. Email me? (Paid!) patricia.hernandez@voxmedia.com (originally tweeted on March 10, but confirmed on April 29)


Jack Sommers  @jack_sommers: I'm interested in people's pitches about cannabis companies - the first one went public on the London Stock Exchange in February. A CBD company has just announced a JPMorgan executive is going to help it go public later this year. Pitch me in the usual place. [jsommers@insider.com] (April 29)


Amelia Edelman @apedelman: So far I've received & assigned ONE pitch for this series and was hoping for 12. I'm bummed that I got nine billion IVF pitches last month but the LGBTQ+ parent stories are harder to come by. Where my fellow queer moms at? (& dads & enbys & etc!) [quote tweeted: LGBTQ+ writers! I'm looking for pitches for @parentsmagazine on *queer parent finances*—all experiences welcome. Please send 1-3 headlines AND a short pitch. #binders] Again on this thread: aedelman@meredith.com, rates $200-300. I'm open to ANY $ topics written by/for LGBTQ+ parents, and there's a lot. Esp since many queer or trans folks adopt or parent solo or use a sperm donor or surrogate, which comes w/diff costs than ye olde cis-hetero get-knocked-up path to parenthood (April 28)


𝕰𝖗𝖎𝖈𝖆 𝕽𝖚𝖘𝖘𝖊𝖑𝖑 @neonandnoise: Hi! I'm hiring a freelance pop culture writer to cover a daytime Monday/Tuesday entertainment beat for PopCrush ASAP. Email erica@popcrush.com Above availability + relevant experience required Wordpress experience preferred but training will be available
No DMs/replies please! (April 28)

Jake @jacobkleinman: Inverse is hiring a freelance articles editor to help out with TV and Movies coverage. It's a great opportunity to get your foot in the door. I'm looking for a sharp editor who's passionate (or at least knowledgable) about the topics we cover: jobs.lever.co/bustle/12682ec… (April 28)

Zack Whittaker  @zackwhittaker:  Come work with me! I'm looking for a freelance/contract reporter to join @TechCrunch's cybersecurity desk. Get in touch with your CV/resume and links to your work: freelance@techcrunch.com [SONIA NOTE: he told me rates via DMs and they're "meh" but asked that I don't share them.] (April 27)

Liz Seymour @LizSeymour [Executive Features Editor, Washington Post]: Washington Post Magazine seeks pitches for underreported stories in communities across the country - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/pitch-callout-for-local-news-stories/2021/04/27/4a860082-a768-11eb-bca5-048b2759a489_story.html ["Stories will be assigned in a word count range of up to 4,000 words. Journalists will be edited by staff at The Washington Post Magazine and will be compensated at competitive magazine rates." Deadline: by Friday, May 21] (April 27)

BuzzFeed Reader @reader: Call for pitches: The way we think about travel has changed immensely over the past year — the challenges, the stakes, the workarounds, the logistics. We're looking for stories that explore the concept of travel from any angle. Email pitches to reader.pitches@buzzfeed.com! (April 27)

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