Happy Sunday to 6,695 motivated writers 👋🏼
How’s everyone doing? I’m doing great!
Writing this while I'm stretching out. It’s another tennis day today 😊 🎾
I always tell freelancers to try and get out and about. We all need a break from the screens every now and then!
Getting active is always such a productivity and mood booster for me.
How else do you folks stay active? 🏃🏽♀️ 🏈
Ok ok. I’m running late
..but I’ve got an awesome update. Just about 45 opportunities this week!
Hope you all have a blessed weekend and great start to the week.
Alright, let’s get to it!! ⬇️⬇️
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So, what do we have this week?
2️⃣ 22 calls to pitch, 12 early access for TWJN Pro ⚡️
3️⃣ 22 writing jobs
Let’s get to it! ⬇️ ⬇️
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2️⃣ Calls to Pitch
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⚡️($400) TheBody.com | Juan is looking for PRIDE pitches. Especially pitches that celebrate queer joy and LGBTQ thirving Guidelines here Deadline May 20
⚡️($300) Observer | Christa is always looking for visual arts reporting pieces. Notably, gallery opening and museum shows. Guidelines here
⚡️($250) Kernel Magazine | Essays, interviews, fiction, interviews, and more… all on the theme os SUSTAIN. Guidelines here Deadline soon!
⚡️($200) IJnet | Stories, journalism tools, or resources that the International Journalism Network should report on. Guidelines here Rolling call
⚡️(£180) The Lead | UK-based writers, who says I don’t love you 😊 They’re looking for features covering all sorts of inequalities and justice-style stories. Everything from police overreach to the environment. Rolling call
⚡️(£80 - £120) Why Now | Entertainment writers! Pitches for features, interviews, stories, reviews across media. Guidelines here Rolling call
⚡️($1 per word) Rest of World | Vicki is looking for a long-form writer in South Africa for an assignment. Sounds like a feature! Guidelines for their Features column here
⚡️($1 per word) High Country News | Paige is commissioning pieces for this upcoming issue all focused Climate. Thins about the decarbonisation of the West. Likely published later in the year but assigning now! Guidelines here
⚡️($0.75 CAD per word) The Local TO | Nick is looking for pieces about how the Northwest of the city is changing. Deadline May 31-ish
⚡️($0.25 - $0.75 per word) The Lighthouse | Pieces that express freedom for Back Americans, Juneteenth, and a bunch of other topics. Ideally from writers who identify as Black, LGBTQ, Disabled, Women, and POC. Guidelines here
⚡️($0.10 - $0.25 CAD per word, estimate) Maisonneuve | Lucy is still looking for pitches for their next issue. It’s an unthemed issue so they’re open for anything right now - but everything with a Canadian angle Guidelines here Deadline May 23
($500, estimate) Chicago Mag | Ted is looking for pitches for the opener for their August issue. Guidelines here Estimate here No deadline but I’m guessing it’s soon based on their pitch guide
($500) WIRED | Angela is always looking for stories about morality and software. Guidelines here Rolling call
(€100 - €250) Profiles | This Dublin-based journal is looking for pitches. Profiles is all about publishing character-driven stories, fiction and non-fiction Detailed guidelines here Submit here Deadline May 26
(£150 - £180) Gay Times | Zoya is looking for pieces about queer culture, communities, internet trends, etc. See the thread for examples Rolling call
($125 - $400) Trails Magazine | Evergreen pitch call from Ryan at Trails for all your outdoor soirees. Features, essays, reviews, and more. Guidelines here Rolling call
($100 - $200) Sundress Publications | Competition time!! Two weeks to their deadline for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid works. Fees waived for writers of colour! More info and submit here Deadline May 31
($1 - $2 per word) MIT Tech Review | Big bucks 🤑 Rachel is looking for pieces for their upcoming issue focused on *hard problems*
($1 per word) New York Times | Wilson is looking for pitches for their Style column. Guidelines here
($1 per word, estimate) Atoms Magazine | Jason is a new editor and is already looking for pitches. Everything about climate, culture, creatures, and environmental justice Estimate from prev post here
($0.20 per word) East Bay Magazine | Samantha is looking for freelance writers who live in the East Bay to writer about the people, places, and things that power the region Rolling call
2️⃣ Writing jobs
⚡️($120,000 - $140,000, Remote US) The Guardian US | Senior Editor, Growth to support newsroom leadership in executing their three-year growth plan. Over time the role will also develop new growth opportunities for the US arm of this publication Apply here
⚡️($95,000 - $135,000, Remote US) Buffer | Damn 🤯 Check this out!! Fully remote, four day work week, making a bag! For a Content writer to join their marketing team
⚡️($90,000 - $110,000, Remote CA) Cal Mattters | Assistant editor for their college journalism network. This looks like a cool gig, supporting their higher education coverage that also supports with student training and mentoring Apply here
⚡️($90,000 - $103,000, Remote CA) Berkleyside | Foodie writers! Editor for their Nosh column to run all food-related content for this local news publication Apply here
⚡️($70,000 - $90,000, Remote CA) Cal Mattters | Investigative reporter to join full-time and report on all things public record for the state of California Apply here
⚡️($8,000 per month, Remote) Omidyar Network | Reporter in residence program. Three writers will get a $50,000 stipend to focus on and investigate the big stories over a six month process More info and apply here
⚡️($5,000, Remote US) Family Explorers North East | Freelance communications professional to mange their newsletter and Facebook page. This is a long running initiative to increase cultural confidence of families in the North East Apply here Deadline May 19
⚡️($47 - $70 per hour, Remote US) Artisan Talent | Any shredders here? ⛷️⛷️ ❄️ This agency is looking for an Ecommerce copywriter with experience in the skiing industry. Starting ASAP!
⚡️($12 - $15 per hour, Remote LA) Boyce Uphold | Boyce is looking for a writer or recent grad in New Orleans to do some fact checking for her book. Great for someone interested in getting a start in reporting!
⚡️(£11.26 per hour, Remote UK) Norman Records | Music fan writers! Ideally with journo experience. Part-time writer to report on reviews, weekly and monthly features, and occasionally longer pieces too More info and apply here
⚡️(Paid, Remote) Emil Shour | Emil is looking for an SEO Content Strategist to help create briefs for their writers across a portfolio. Perfect for a content market or freelance writer with copy that converts. Part time, 5-10 hours per week
⚡️(Paid, Remote) Post Script Media | Lisa is the new editor and will be looking for freelance contributors very soon. Climate or tech writers!
⚡️(Paid, Remote OH) Cleveland.com | Ohio-based foodie writers.. this looks cool. Food and culture reporter to report on the foods scene within Cleveland. Will support two publications, The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com Apply here
($133,000 - $200,000, Remote US) Robinhood | The investment platform is building out their media arm, Sherwood Media. Here’s a few opps. This one is an executive editor to run the editorial. Apply here More info about the initiative here
($90,000, Remote NY) New York Times | Early career editors! Check out this two-year editing residency opportunity. Seems like a great opportunity! More info here
($50,000 - $65,000, Remote) Men’s Journal | Breaking news writer to join their team and cover lifestyle topics for men. Think food, fitness, travel, style, and more More info here
($50,000+, Remote US) Investigate Midwest | Investigative reporter to cover the meat industry. Things like worker conditions, lobbying, environmental issues, and more More info and apply here
($3,700 per piece) South Food Ways | A little different but I think a good fit for some of ya’ll 🤠 - here’s a podcast production opportunity! The podcast is Gravy and focused on Southern US food. Pay is per episode produced.
($570 CAD per week, Remote) Canadian Freelance Union | Part-time coordinator to help assisting coordination and operations of their union. Supporting CFU executives and managing member’s issues and freelance projects Apply here
($45 - $55 per hour, Remote) Tock | Freelance copywriter to help draft all of their email campaigns, including restaurant and city guides. Perfect for a travel or foodie writer!
(Paid, Remote) Citi Tennis | Any other tennis fans out here 👀🎾 Covering things like match previews, recaps, marketing blasts, and more Apply here Deadline June 8
(Paid, Remote) Association of Writers | Senior Publications Editor to support production and distribution of their publication, The Writer’s Chronicle and manage a bunch of their competitions Apply here
PS here’s a link to the free ebook in case you missed it 😊
I’m out! ✌🏽
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