Freelance writers

Posted On: January 26, 2015


Media Organization: Waging Nonviolence

Company Description

Waging Nonviolence is a source for original news and analysis about struggles for justice and peace around the globe. For more:

Job Description

Waging Nonviolence is looking to expand its coverage of movements and resistance efforts around the world. And we pay!

We want original, reported, lively, engaging, news and analysis features that explore how struggles for justice and peace are building power using nonviolent strategies and tactics. These are stories that should speak to a general audience and help facilitate a greater understanding of how change from the bottom-up actually happens.

We are currently seeking three types of freelance stories:

Regular features
These are timely stories (in the 1,500-word range) about current event issues, but with a focus on resistance and organizing. See these for recent examples.

Media policy features
Waging Nonviolence currently has a special (but limited time) grant that enables us to pay slightly more than our Regular Feature rate for stories about net neutrality and media policy, as they relate to activists and organizing. Here is an example:

Longform features
These are heavily researched, narrative-driven stories (in the 4,000-word range) with rich and detailed characters that draw readers into the world and drama of resistance movements. Here are some examples:

To Apply

If you have story ideas that fit what we’re looking for, please send a query (that briefly explains the story, who you would interview and why you are in a good position to write about it) to We prefer to work with writers from the idea stage, rather than an already complete manuscript.