WhatDesigners is looking for freelance writers/bloggers to write about modern emerging design. Writers should be passionate about emerging design and write posts that are inspiring to both independent designers and those who support independent designers.
Freelance writer/blogger (paid)
- Must have experience writing about design and have links to credited work online on a 3rd party website, not a personal blog, UNLESS you are an established design blogger. (No work yet? Apply to be a guest blogger first.)
- Most of our posts are brief (150-300 words), but we are open to longer pieces (500-800 words).
- Images are important; we use 2-10 images per post. We never feature a designer with poor photography.
- A moderate use of first-person writing is okay, but starting a post with “I love this necklace!” is not. “OMG” is never acceptable, unless used with incredible irony.
- We do not accept previously published work, but writing a new post about a subject you have written about before may be okay.
- Once submitted and published on WhatDesigners.com, the post cannot be published elsewhere, including a personal blog. However, an excerpt and link can be used by the writer on a personal blog or resume site.
- Writers will be credited with a byline once 5 posts have been published.
- We pay $5 per short post (150 – 300 words) and would like at least 2 posts per week. We pay via Paypal upon invoice.
- Highly desirable:
- Bloggers/Writers with an established social media presence (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.).
- Experience with WordPress so that you can submit your work directly online.
Guest writer/blogger (non-paid)
- As above, but unpaid. This is the perfect way to transition to a paid position if you do not have much experience, but a strong writing voice and passion for design.