First and foremost, let's clear up what Studio@Gawker is. We're Gawker Media's in-house advertising creative team, comprised of content producers, strategists, designers, and production and events folks. We make lots of sponsored stuff you've likely seen across our sites (Deadspin, Gawker, Gizmodo, io9, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Kotaku, and Lifehacker), like all kinds of posts, infographics, videos, conversations, and more, in partnership with our advertising clients.
So, if you are a talented, digital-first writer immersed in culture and the internet, we want you on our freelance team. (Oh, and our rates are competitive and vary from project to project.)
Here's what you can do to be considered:
1. Sign up for Contently and create a profile populated with your clips. We like to get a sense of your writing skills and style, and assess your tone to see if it fits ours.
2. Email email@example.com with a link to your Contently profile as well as your top five areas of interest — meaning, do you/can you write about tech? Sports? Cars? Beauty? We want to know what's in your wheelhouse so we can match you to appropriate projects. Remember, we publish across eight sites, so our breadth of coverage is, well, broad. So it helps to pinpoint what you excel at in order to match you with assignments. Please also include your social media accounts and a couple of lines about why you are interested in writing for us.
3. Hang tight. We will add you to our freelance team if and only if we feel your writing is on-tone for our sites. Because of the volume of submissions it may take us a while to get to yours, so please be patient. Please do not follow up via firstname.lastname@example.org or any other email/social media account help by Studio or individual members of the Studio once you get your confirmation email that your submission has gone through.
3a. If you are added to our freelance team, hang tight some more. If a project comes up for which we think you'd be a good fit, we will assign it to you via Contently. Then accept, and off you go!
Thanks for your interest in Studio@Gawker. Send us your stuff!
-Megan Gilbert, Content Director