Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Travel Writers Needed for Website is looking for writers for ongoing paid work.

The article is writing about your home town giving tips about where to go and what to see as described by a local.If you live in a large city it might be best to write about your district. It would be great to get one photo with the artlcle as well.

The format of the article is

1. Must Do

2. What do you like best about your city?

3. Best Walk

4. Best Restaurants

5. Best Music/Festival

6. Best Nightlife

7. Best Day Trip Out of the City

8. Something that not many tourists would know about.

A sample of the finished product is found at this link

David Cronk

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

City History Walking Guide Book

If you know a city well enough to write walking guides past historical points of interest, then we want to hear about you.

Writers are required for books on cities around the world.

You will prepare a well-reseearched, interesting set of walking guides with just the right amount of variety and information to keep readers interested, whilst also providing a colourful guide to the chosen city.

This is a paying market.

Preference will be given to published travel authors, though this is not a requirement.

Please submit your chosen city/cities, and a brief bio covering and published credits, and why you're the right person for the job.

Matt Falcus

Sunday, 21 December 2008

PRESS Trip: Rosarito Beach, Mexico

Place: Rosarito Beach, Mexico

Date: January 26-29, 2009

Up to six writers on assignment can go on its four-day, three-night Total Experience visit from January 26 through January 29. Rosarito Beach, located 20 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border, is a a scenic destination for all ages and every budget, one where old and new California meet.

  • fresh lobster at world famous Puerto Nuevo.
  • favorite spot for Amrican shoppers.
  • original art and Mexican artifacts.
  • new oceanfront condos.
  • Outdoor activities abound, from golf to surfing to parasailing to horseback riding.
  • spas
  • January 26 Check-in at Rosarito Beach Hotel, which has hosted stars from Marilyn Monroe to Frank Sinatra.
  • Welcome dinner at 6 p.m.
  • Visit to Baja Studios, spa treatments, Puerto Nuevo lobster dinner, area tours and a choice of recreational activities.
  • January 29 Check-out.
What's Covered:
  • lodging and all scheduled tour activities.

What's Not Covered:
  • airfare, tips and expenses for unscheduled meals and activities.
  • Writers can share lodging with one guest, but expenses for guest activities are not included.

To apply, send firm letter of assignment from specific media outlet and three published articles by Jan. 5 to Ron Raposa at, contact phone: +1 619-948-3740.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Press Tour: New Mexico Ski Resorts

  • Santa Fe: Ski Santa Fe
  • Angelfire: Angelfire Resort
  • Red River: Red River Ski Area
  • Taos: Taos Ski Valley

Date: January 13 to January 18 2009 (Tue - Sun)

* Cross Country skiing
* Snow Boarding
* Snowshoeing
* Snow mobile tour
* Shopping
* Hiking
* Eco-Tourism

Tuesday, January 13th
Upon arriving at the Albuquerque Sunport, we will drive north to the Inn on the Alameda in Santa Fe, about an hour from the airport.

The Inn on the Alameda:
Nestled in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico, between the historic Plaza and the art-filled galleries of Canyon Road, the Inn on the Alameda is the ideal downtown location for Santa Fe Lodging, perfect for exploring the world-class museums, unusual shopping, fine restaurants and local Santa Fe festivities that define this unique destination.

Inn on the Alameda
303 East Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Toll-free: 888-984-2121
Phone: 505-984-2121
Fax: 505-986-8325

Wednesday, January 14th
The Ski Area:
Ski Santa Fe is located just 16 miles from historic downtown Santa Fe. At a base elevation of 10,350 feet, Ski Santa Fe is one of the highest ski areas in the continental United States. With vistas atop Ski Santa Fe, guests can enjoy the thrills of steep bump runs, powder filled chutes, and gladed tree-skiing. Whether you're a first time skier or a seasoned veteran, Ski Santa Fe offers something for everyone.

Ski Santa Fe Ski Santa Fe
2209 Brothers Road
Suite 220
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505 982 4429
Snow Report: 505 983 9155

Thursday, January 15th
The scenic drive to Angel Fire, NM is two hours northeast and crosses into the Carson National Forest. Its name stems from the angel fire that lights the high peaks at sunrise and sunset, and is truly something you have to see to believe.

The Resort
The Angel Fire Resort offers warm and cozy lodging, ideal for on-the-go travelers. Located only steps from the ski deck and Chile Express chairlift; the hotel is an ideal place to begin and end your day.

The Ski Area
The Angel Fire Resort Mountain is indeed the most varied terrain in New Mexico. A ten-acre glade skiing area is new this winter, making it the third glade ski area created in the past three seasons. The mountain includes 72 trails on 500 + ski-able acres, two terrain parks, extensive cross-country trails, a four-lane tubing hill and New Mexico's only freestyle half-pipe.

Angel Fire Resort Ski Angel Fire Resort
10 Miller Lane
Angel Fire, NM 87710
Tel: 575-377-6401

Friday, January 16th
The Ski Area
The Red River Ski Area, historically a mining town, is today known as the "Ski Town of the Southwest" With an average of 18 feet of snow each year, and plenty of sun, it is easy to see how this small ski town has made a name for itself as a winter wonderland for skiers and snowboarders alike.

Angel Fire Resort Ski Red River Ski Area
400 Pioneer Road
Red River, NM 87558
Tel: 505 754 2223

Saturday, January 17th
The town of Taos is an hour's drive south of Red River. The town of Taos is seated on the high desert mesa at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Rich with art and steeped in history, Taos, NM has something for everyone.

The Historic Taos Inn is a quintessential New Mexico inn located in the heart of Taos' historic district. The ambience is captivating and the location ideal for anyone visiting Taos. It is easy to see why National Geographic Traveler has claimed the Historic Taos Inn as "One of America's Greatest Inns."

The Historic Taos Inn
125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571
Tel: 505 758 2233

Ski Area
Taos Ski Valley is a unique alpine destination, located 20 minutes up the mountain from the town of Taos. Village businesses are locally owned and operated by people who appreciate the community. Taos Ski Valley is surrounded by majestic peaks and unspoiled National Forest, creating an authentic destination for any traveler.

Taos Ski Valley
Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
Tel: 866 968 7386

Sunday, January 18th
You will be shuttled to the Albuquerque Sunport to catch your flight home.

This FAM is all inclusive. Air travel within the US, transportation on the ground in NM, hotel accommodations, the majority of meals and of course the equipment rentals and skiing will be provided.

*itinerary is subject to change*

Rachel Mason
Ballantines PR
Tel: +1 505 216 0889
Mobile: +1 740 525 0866

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

PRESS TRIP: King Pacific Lodge, British Columbia, Canada

King Pacific Lodge, A Rosewood Resort, is a 17-room luxury wilderness lodge located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest in Gitga'at territory along the central coast of British Columbia.

Who can apply?
Professional travel or lifestyle writers on assignment for Luxury Publications can apply for Individual Media Visits to experience the lodge and its surroundings.
What's included?
King Pacific Lodge will cover air transportation from Vancouver International Airport to/from the lodge, accommodations including all food & beverage and select activities such as unlimited ocean water fishing, wildlife exploration, kayaking, and hiking.

Period Open for Visits:
May - September, 2009. 3 to 4 days stays are available.

Contact: Elizabeth Fitzgerald, The Limtiaco Company at

For additional information, visit

Seeking Freelance Fashion Writers for Nationwide Retail Blog!

We are looking for fashion writers to write 2-3 posts/week for a nationwide retail blog. Topics include trend pieces, must-have items, stylist profiles and more. You must be able to take basic content that we give you and turn around a blog post in the tone + voice of our brand. Perfect for a student looking to get some experience and exposure! It’s essential that you have knowledge of (and hopefully a love for!) hip, modern women’s apparel, shoes, handbags, accessories and beauty. This is a compensated position.

If you are interested, please reply with a resume and a sample of your work and/or a link to your work online.

Compensation: US$50/post

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Heart and Stroke Foundation Seeks Bloggers for Paid Engagement (Homebased)

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is looking for two bloggers (one French-speaking, one English-speaking) for a six-month engagement beginning in January.

Our ideal candidates will:

- Be motivated to pursue a healthier lifestyle
- Possess solid writing skills
- Be comfortable sharing their personal experiences

We are looking for two bloggers who are interested in making small heart-healthy lifestyle changes, and who are willing to share their experiences with Canadian women. From January to June, you will be sharing your successes, setbacks, challenges and stories with a community of Canadian women who are also committed to improving their heart health.

These blogs are part of The Heart Truth, a national campaign designed to share the truth about heart disease and save the lives of women across the country by showing them how to reduce their risk by as much as 80 per cent through lifestyle changes. For more information on The Heart Truth, please visit

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, two writing samples, a short biography, and links to your blogs, websites or online profiles if applicable. Send all materials to before December 22nd 2008.

Help Start an Education Blog! (Work from Home)

We are an educational consulting firm and one of our clients is looking to start a blog dedicated to the world of public school education.

We would like the blog to track and comment on current events within the education industry – including, but not limited to: administrative initiatives worthy of national and local press coverage, new administrative appointees, upcoming vacancies, major events that impact school districts (political alliances/community partnerships/natural disasters), published test data and achievement records, ground-breaking ventures in district policy or strategy, reform efforts, funding stories (major donations and/or partnerships with non-profits, etc.)

Are you blogger? Do you follow educational politics?
Please put together a proposal for how you would get this up and running and then how you would manage it on an ongoing basis.

If you’re proposal is accepted you could be hired to be a professional blogger!

Please present a proposal for the following:
• Starting the blog
• Maintaining the blog
• Compensation for each of the above
• Why you are the best candidate to handle this project

Proposals Due: January 5th
To be delivered via email along with resume and/or brief bio telling us who you are.

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Bloggers need for sports websites

Do you live and breath sports? I need serious sports fans for sports blogs. We have a section / site for nearly every sport, so no matter what sport you follow we can probably use you. Formal writing experience not necessary but passion for sports is. There is a small amount of pay for your effort. We cover these sports: poker, high school/NFl/NCAA football, NBA/NCAA basketball and the WNBA, NHL Hockey, MLB baseball, tennis, golf, boxing, horse racing, mixed martial arts, MLS soccer, Nascar, NHRA drag racing What's your favorite sport? And why is it your favorite?

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Men's Shopping Blog needs Freelance Writer

We are looking for a freelance writer to write 2-4 posts/month for a men's gear/shopping blog. Topics include trendy products, must-have gadgets, cool books, men's accessories and more. It’s essential that you have knowledge of (and hopefully a love for!) hip, modern men’s gear, gadgets, bags, accessories and other similar items. This is a compensated position.

You must be able to take basic content that we give you and turn around a blog post in the tone + voice of our brand. Perfect for a student looking to get some experience and exposure! For each post approximately 20-25 products and images will be supplied as well the basic explanation and direction of the post. Approximately 60-70 words will need to be written per product.

If you are interested, please reply with a resume and a sample of your work and/or a link to your work online.

Compensation: US$40 per post

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Freelance writer for short 'city' articles (Austin, Texas)

An international publisher of travel and destination guides for over 300 cities worldwide, and are always looking for interesting writers to contribute to their ever expanding guides.

You'll be writing about the places withing Austin that you know best - the hidden gems that make your city so appealing to tourists and locals a like!

They're looking for new restaurants, must visit cafés, or any self proclaimed "Hot Spot" that should be included within a travel guide for Austin.

There's no need for a formal resumé, but please provide a short background of your writing history. Mention the name of the city for which you're applying in the title of your email.

Compensation: USD $10 per submission

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Magazine Writers (Los Angeles, California)

A new magazine for Prop 215 patients in California. They are looking for writers to contribute to our publication. If you have writing samples no longer than 3000 words, you can email them for review & consideration. Also if you can pitch some ideas for upcoming issues and a resume they will put you into consideration.

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Online Magazine Looking for Freelance Writers

Culture11 is a new Web magazine seeking talented freelancers.

They aim to publish exceptional reportage, skillful storytelling, provocative cultural analysis and intellectually honest argumentation. Our subject matter includes the arts, politics, education, leisure, faith, family, ideas, community, technology, commerce and media. Our editorial slant is big tent right-of-center -- as open-minded about what we publish as The New Republic, The New Yorker or The New York Times Magazine, but on the center-right rather than the center-left. They'll publish apolitical pieces, explicitly conservative and libertarian pieces, and even an occasional left-of-center piece. They're committed to rendering the world as it is, engaging ideas rather than dismissing them, and conversation rather than polemic. There isn't any ideological litmus test for the writers.

Submission guideline:

FEATURES EDITOR seeks exceptional non-fiction, ideally with a narrative element -- 1,000 to 3,000 words, a premium put on great reportage, skillful storytelling and fresh ideas. Also considered: personal essays, idea driven arguments and dispatches that make an argument about what a place is like (see our Pins on a Map feature). Some writers who execute the kind of feature pieces in which we're interested include Michael Lewis, Tom Wolfe, Heather MacDonald, Malcolm Gladwell, Joan Didion, Jack Hitt, Josh Levin, Susan Orlean, Lawrence Weschler, Ian Frazier, Clive Thompson, Lawrence Wright, Ted Conover and Chris Anderson.

Send pitches and/or submissions to - at least one idea for a piece.

POLITICS EDITOR seeks confident, thoughtful reported stories and ideas commentary, 700 to 1600 words. Emphasis is on direct, firsthand experience; a premium is placed on your ability to contextualize big, important issues within a framework that your experience creates. Think Hunter Thompson on the '68 Convention, Christopher Hitchens on Cyprus, David Rieff, Rebecca West, Taki, David Brooks. Direct pitches and submissions to and put POLITICS in the subject line. Pitches must be clearly, concisely, and thoroughly detailed, unless they are brilliant, in which case they may be of whatever length or detail. The editor is willing to take risks and even wing it but is not to be trifled with.

ARTS EDITOR seeks informed criticism and reported essays on the state of pop culture in the 800-1500 word range. A wide range of subjects will be considered: Movies, television, video games, music, celebrity culture, popular fiction, technology, and Internet trends are all areas of interest. Tonally, pieces will vary -- some will be enthusiastic, some critical, some serious, others frivolous -- but they'll all share a strong curiosity about how Americans interact with the world of technology and pop culture. So if you've got innovative ideas, clear prose, humor, and a strong grasp of the pop landscape, send your pitches (2-3 paragraphs) to

RELIGION EDITOR seeks fresh and provocative non-fiction pieces 800-1400 words. Original essays and reported profiles about new movements, institutions, and religious leaders are preferred. Religion pieces should seek out the odd, rare, and surprising. Spiritual autobiography is strongly discouraged, unless it has Thomas Merton-like literary merit. Send pitches to with RELIGION in the subject line.

SPORTS EDITOR seeks pieces that uncover new trends, criticize sports-media, or celebrate historical figures (so long as the author provides a new perspective on the subject). Special favor will be shown to pieces that combine witty writing with original arguments and strong statistical analysis. Think of the spirited prose and arguments of Bill James, and the sites Football Outsiders and FireJoeMorgan. Charts and graphs are welcome. Send pitches to with SPORTS in the subject line.

Payment negotiable on a per piece basis.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Travel Blogger Needed in State College/Central Pennsylvania area

Small publishing firm in Atlanta looking for a travel blogger in the State College/Central PA area for a new travel website. Project involves writing a weekly 250-word blog on various attractions/happenings in the area for a period of one year.

Travel writers with minimum two years experience required; must also live in area and be able to do occasional firsthand reporting on local restaurants, hotels, museums, etc.

Compensation is US$840 for a total of 52 posts.

To apply, please send resume and three relevant writing samples to

Inexperienced writers or writers without applicable writing samples please do not apply. Potential candidates will be contacted; please no phone calls or follow-up emails.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Online Magazine Seeks Knowledgable Music Writers (Boston)

Online music magazine is building a team of talented writers to write album reviews, features, concert reviews, and online interviews we assign them to as well as reviews they want to write about and feel are relevant. We are collaborative and open to many ideas. You'll be part of a team with all the freedom and avenues of expression that come with it!

They pay according to how much your review is read versus a flat fee. The more more money we make the more money you make!

Email written sample with resume to

Online pop magazine paid intership (chicago)

Entertainment web company seeking premier writing artists with a real passion for good content. Areas of interest are the arts, film, music, fashion, sports, lifestyle (cars, gadgets, travel, etc.), politics, and others. Candidate must be a "whats happening now in the world " type person. A true forward thinker, with strong pop culture influence. This is a paid intership for student or writing gurus.

Interested person can submit writing portfolio for any consideration. Serious writers only. Editors also welcome.

Compensation: US$10 up to US$25 hourly

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Thursday, 11 December 2008

College/High School Travel Writers Wanted for National Web Publisher (Anywhere USA)

Freelance… this is a paid position. is getting ready to launch with information and deals for students who want to study abroad or travel in Europe.

They want to motivate, inspire and entertain students with well-written, fast-moving articles about your experiences with study abroad programs and travel in Europe. Great opportunity for aspiring college journalists. Will review articles already published in college papers.

Most articles will be 500 to 1,000 words.
Compensation: US$40 to US$90 per article.

To apply, send a resume and 3 or 4 writing samples to

* Location: Anywhere USA
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: $40 to $90 per article.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Need local 1,000 word article for South Florida

ThinkWeston Magazine and need 900-1100 word article greeting 2009 in South Florida

Slant of cover story article can be playfull, combination of new hope with Obama and current South Florida economic conditions

Article will reach in print and online over 75,000 affluent loyal readers

If accepted, we have a small cash allowance that will grow through 2009

Compensation: US$100

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Freelance Writers for Cityguide

Cityguide Publishing, Boca Raton, FL

Looking to hire freelancers for articles about Reno, Lake Tahoe or Fort Myers for publication of cityguide which can be seen at:

All work must be original and exclusively published on our sites.

Pay will range from US$50 to US$150 per article based on length, writer's experience and subject matter.


Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Need - Article Writers (US)

We are currently searching for article writers in the niche of auto, life, home, and health insurance. The only requirement is that you have the ability to write of at least one of these niches, no need to be an expert. If you are interested please contact us and we will provide more details.

Compensation: US$15 - US$40 per article

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Friday, 5 December 2008

PRESS Trip: New Zealand Louis Vuitton Pacific Series

We have an unusual editorial opportunity. Auckland will host the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series (Jan. 31 – Feb. 14, 2009), a yacht racing series created with an America's Cup atmosphere. It's a unique opportunity to place writers on board Team New Zealand's boat and basically be part of the team. Writers will be able to spend a day with team members and walk around their base (not open to the public). We are not looking for an ordinary sailing tale but instead have the series be part of a broader story of what New Zealand has to offer as a destination – in adventure, luxury, culinary, culture, etc. Only firm assignment(s) with top publications will be considered.

Steven Lai at or call +1 212-620-7100 ext. 251

Deadline: Jan 16, 2009

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Press Trip: Canada's Winery

Destinations: Experience Mission Hill Family Estate, Canada's Winery of the Year

Mission Hill Family Estate, Canada's Winery of the Year, is internationally recognized for its award-winning wines, architecture, Cuisine de Terroir-based Terrace restaurant and championing the Okanagan as an international sought after wine region. The von Mandl Family's 23 vineyard Estates are located in five distinct growing regions of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. Proprietor Anthony von Mandl and winemaker John Simes produce elegant internationally acclaimed wines with New World flavours and Old World refinement from this incomparable lakeside mountaintop winery.

Interested wine, travel and lifestyle journalists - on assignment - are invited to contact Laura Serena at for media visits beginning April 2009.

PRESS TRIP - Sixthman Cruise

Sixthman Cruise is specifically tailored music artists communities, you can get close to your favorite artists or bands on board, and enjoy jam sessions, performances, acoustic sets, etc.

Qualified journalists are invited to experience the cruises in January and February 2009.

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man Cruise 2009
When: Jan. 8-12, 2009
Departure: Miami, FL, USA
Destination: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Artists: Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet, Blackberry Smoke and more

The Rock Boat IX
When: Jan. 17-22, 2009
Departure: Miami, FL, USA
Destination: Nassau, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Artists: Sister Hazel, Hanson, Cowboy Mouth, Gaelic Storm, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers and more

Barenaked Ladies' Ships and Dip V
When: Feb. 1-6, 2009
Destination: Great Stirrup Cay and Cozumel, Mexico
Artists: Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea, The Weakerthans and more

What do they offer?
A cabin onboard one of the three cruises. Media rates are available upon request for journalists/publications not accepting comps.

What type of article are they looking for?
Travel and business feature articles

What type of publication are we looking for?
National magazines, in-flight magazines and major market monthlies, weeklies and dailies

Interested journalists please email a bio, recent clips, assignment/placement potential, and any special interests that you have to You may also contact +(1) 404-525-0222.