Details.com isn’t just an extension of Details the print magazine, it’s solidly its own entirely. Admittedly, the site does share the mag’s editorial mission and its commitment to sophisticated style.
The men’s site, which is on the lookout for new freelancers, is unabashedly about the luxe life and focuses on topics such as fashion, grooming, health, fitness, celebrities, entertainment and more. The few topics that are off-limits to writers and editors may surprise you:
…There are a couple of subjects that are not covered on Details.com at all — namely, sports and politics. And scantily clad women. “They can be a great traffic driver for some sites, but we don’t really do that at Details,” [online director James Cury] says. “The idea comes from our editor-in-chief that we have a particular identity and a particular reader who’s coming to us for certain things. He can go to those other sources for those other needs, but we’re going to really try to own luxury lifestyle content.”
To hear about what kind of writing the site is looking for, as well as editors’ contact info, read: How To Pitch: Details.com.
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