WRITE FOR US
We’re looking for motivated, energized writers to join Towleroad’s team.
We’re currently looking specifically for someone who can write with authority and personality on gay men’s health and wellness issues.
We’re also looking for daily news writers on top of what’s happening in Washington D.C. and resistance efforts, as well as LGBT rights issues, pop culture, social media, and politics.
The best candidates will have superior news judgment, excellent communications skills, and an obsession with and skill at figuring out what people are sharing, liking, and talking about online.
Ideal candidates will also have a flexible schedule and show that they are on top of news as it happens.
They will also understand Towleroad’s highly-engaged audience of mostly gay men and the breadth of topics that we cover which include but are not limited to politics, pop culture, LGBTQ rights, progressive human rights issues, entertainment, science, social media, celebrities, and LGBTQ history.
What you need to show us you’re good at:
— Finding the best stories to share with our audience curated from a variety of sources including social media and mainstream news, and writing them up quickly and accurately with an eye to what engages people, generates discussion, and drives traffic.
— Generating ideas for reaching our audience in new ways, collaborating with Towleroad’s team on special projects, and being independently disciplined and able to work under pressure.
What we’d like to see:
— Experience writing and/or editing a website, news writing experience, social media savvy.
— A national and global news junkie with a wide range of knowledge.
— Someone with a confident voice who can work under pressure while retaining attention to detail.
— Comfort with real-time social reporting.
— A talent with imagery and art, and an ability to identify images that engage people online.
— An ability and good understanding of how to optimize photos and videos.
— An understanding of what drives people to share on social media and create similar content.
— An understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media networks.
— Someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes the internet, doesn’t mind weird hours, and can be flexible with their time.
Please send along your resume, your time availability (and flexibility), a link to your social media profiles, and links to the best thing you’ve published online and the most popular thing you’ve published online, and a brief note about why you’re right for Towleroad, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of the large number of inquiries we receive and our limited staff, we cannot promise a personal reply to everyone, but will try. Thanks in advance for your interest.