I’m the CEO of an emerging LGBTQ+ media company called Freshfruit backed by the former publisher and CRO of Rolling Stone. We are expecting to launch our website in early October.
A Freshfruit, a new name I've coined, is an LGBTQ+ person (and ally) who is bold, unbothered and unbound and who may not constrain themselves to expectations of gender identity and expression. Our mission is to bring better LGBTQ+ representation and journalism to queer media; to reorient society to the contributions of the LGBTQ+ as pioneers, change makers, and cultural innovators; and to inspire queer youth.
I’m seeking submissions for from talented writers with sharp minds, who write compelling stories and takes, and whose values align with those of Freshfruit. Articles are non-paid at this time. Stories can be 500 words to 4,000 words covering arts & culture, fitness, gossip, health & wellness, music & entertainment, sports, news, style & fashion, and travel. Stories must relate to LGBTQ matters or be inclusive stories that would appeal to a primarily LGBTQ+ audience. I’m interested in the best stories by the best student writers.
For more information about Freshfruit, please check out our company website: https://freshfruitinc.com/.
Please let me know the best channel to share the information with your students.
LiveCampusTours by Nylie is seeking provocative and/or service-oriented essays and features about and/or for underrepresented groups applying to and attending American universities. Groups include but are not limited to first-generation, low-income students (FGLIs); religious, racial and ethnic minorities, children of immigrants and/or DREAMers; international students; LGBTQ+ individuals; all gender identities; and anyone else who has a unique perspective about applying to college, seeking financial aid and living on campus. Editor is Seth Kugel, a long-time New York Times contributor (1000+ articles) and NYU adjunct. Submit pitches or completed articles with headline to firstname.lastname@example.org. 600-700 words ideal, $75 per accepted piece.
Send us pitches about anything that you're interested in -- just make sure it links to tech in some way! We're particularly interested in underreported stories and tech culture pieces.
Smart + Strong is looking for a freelance science writer for its online and print publications. The ideal candidate should have at least one to three years’ experience at a consumer magazine and website.
The individual should be highly motivated and able to write engaging, interesting and concise copy in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. A background in health reporting and/or a working knowledge of cancer or liver disease is a plus. This position reports to the Science Editor.
• Work closely with Science Editor to develop story ideas for online and print
• Research, write and edit articles for online and print
• Conduct interviews with doctors, scientists and academics
• Establish a network of industry experts
• Schedule and post articles in CMS with appropriate artwork
Half-time or full-time contributor covering news, feature and/or investigative stories about local, statewide, regional or national nonprofit organizations from your location at a college or at home. This opportunity is NOT in Greenville, PA. It is remote.
We are looking for contributors to our blog who share our vision in helping young, aspiring entrepreneurs grow their business and find success. As a writer for The Success Bug, you will play an integral role in bringing more traffic to our site by publishing quality blogs.
As a contributor, you will go through our training program for coming up with high-quality ideas and learning how to overcome writer's block. All of the posts you upload will have your name on it, meaning that you can use it for future reference.
The purpose of this role is for you to gain experience in working for a fast-growing start-up company as a blogger. Since we are still a young company, we are very hands-on and make sure as a writer, you have all the tools needed to succeed.
This role will not only improve your writing skills but will also broaden your knowledge in the business and start-up world. We have a vast array of topics that you can blog about including:
At The Success Bug, we believe in the power of community and shared visions. Whether you're a student looking to learn more about business, already have a firm grasp, or want to gain more knowledge in a particular field, we are here to help you achieve your goals.
AskNature.org, a program of the Biomimicry Institute, is seeking several talented science writers to research academic papers, compose biological strategy pages and help bolster our database of nature-driven solutions. At this time, we are going through a relaunch process, and in an effort to ensure that the holistic vision of biomimicry is served, we are looking to update our pages to reflect the three pillars of biomimicry: ethos, emulate and reconnect. We are committed to storytelling that engages audiences who may not usually find themselves on a scientific website, but feel the deep need to connect and learn from the natural world. If you’re a highly detail-oriented researcher, an engaging writer, and have a passion for biology, nature, and the science behind it all, we’d love to hear from you.
Each Science Writer will produce biological strategy pages summarizing specific adaptations of a particular organism. The goal of these pages is to convey the different ways in which nature has solved a particular problem and offer suggestions for how we can emulate these adaptations to solve various human challenges.
· Research biological topics (both assigned and independently identified), read and analyze related scientific literature, and assess accuracy of scientific claims
· Summarize findings and synthesize data through accessible and engaging language for general and youth audiences
· Source related images and videos and build strategy pages within the AskNature.org CMS platform (WordPress) for publication
Qualifications and skills desired:
· Superior understanding of life sciences
· Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
· Strong analytical and research skills
· Graduate degree in science writing, journalism or related field
· 2-3 years professional science writing experience preferred
· Familiarity with G Suite and WordPress or other CMS platforms
· Interest in communicating science through accessible language
· Ability to self-manage and meet deadlines
· Experience writing for youth and general audiences a plus
· Familiarity with biomimetic concepts a plus
Details and application submission guidelines:
This is a contract position offering up to 40 hours per week (3-4 strategy pages per week; each page takes on average about 10-15 hours to produce), depending on the writer’s availability, interest and skill level. On average, writers can expect to make $20-30 per hour.
We are looking for a contributor to write several articles a week on an array of underreported topics. Ideally, the writer will have a background or interest in South Asian or Latin American Affairs. Expertise in other topics or regions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
An interest in underreported issues and regions is a necessity.
We hope to work with an individual looking to expand their writing portfolio and have an eagerness to be part of a small, but passionate young team hoping to make a difference in the world of journalism.
The writer will produce at least two articles a week on topics relating to underreported stories or regions.
Vested equity will be available. As funding becomes more readily accessible, the contributor will be paid by the article.
This is an unpaid position.
The Minetta Review is seeking contributors for its Spring 2020 issue. We publish prose (fiction and non-fiction), poetry, and visual art (photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, etc.), especially by members of the NYU community. Through discussion and debate during our weekly meetings, we select the best of the best for publication at the end of the semester. We always welcome new members at our meetings (Wednesdays at 7:30 in Kimmel 210, the publication lab), although most of our contributors come from outside of our membership.
This paid contributor ($15 per hour)
• Write blog posts, articles, and other pieces of content for the website as needed.
• Identify and interview experts within various paths to parenthood for gay, bi and trans men, including: surrogacy, adoption, foster care, co-parenting partnerships and more.
• Refresh and reimagine current content on the Gays With Kids website.
• Support engaging and dynamic social media content across external channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest)
• Assist with migration of current website to a new platform