Saturday, January 27, 2018

Huffington Post Offers Paid Assignments

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Nothing new - just differently called - … albeit paid now. And for professional writers. Huffington Post explains: “We’re launching HuffPost Opinion and HuffPost Personal. If you want to be a part of them, here’s how you can pitch to us. All published contributions to these new sections are paid.
Opinion  “A HuffPost Opinion piece is smart, authentic and timely, and offers rigorous analysis. Which means it has something original to say or an original point of view to offer that sheds a new light on an existing debate. Or it pulls something into the spotlight that isn’t already there. It presents a strong argument backed up by provable evidence. And the piece represents the views of the writer clearly and transparently. It will be exclusive to HuffPost, which means it hasn’t been published anywhere else. If you’ve already pitched it elsewhere, you should let us know.” Personal “A HuffPost Personal piece is original, authentic, compelling and told in the first person. We feature writers from different backgrounds and identities with distinct voices and points of view writing about a variety of topics, including identity (race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.); health and mental health; sex/love and relationships in every sense of the word; family and parenting; work, money and career; body and body image and just plain old great stories about unique life experiences." "It will be exclusive to HuffPost, which means it hasn’t been published anywhere else. If you’ve already pitched it elsewhere, please let us know.”

  • What’s your relevant expertise or experience?
  • Briefly summarize your story idea.
  • Briefly explain why you’re the right person to write the piece.
  • Briefly explain why this argument or story matters. What are the stakes here?
  • Briefly outline how the piece will start and end. Do not send full drafts.
  • “Note clearly in the subject line what you’re pitching, using a clear, informative headline.
  • Specify in the subject line if your pitch is timely.
  • Include a short description of your previous writing experience and links to published clips, if relevant.
  • Be your own work. We do not accept pitches from PR representatives or agents.”

pitch@huffpost.com Chloe Angyal - Deputy Opinion Editor, HuffPost Emily McCombs - Deputy Editor, HuffPost Personal
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