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Writer/Stringer

Publication or Company 
Industry  Internet/Online/New Media, Social Media, Web Development
Salary Negotiable
Job Duration Freelance
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements The Dodo will pay content creators as freelancers on a per piece basis and may offer bonuses based on the number of social shares and impressions pieces receive. We are committed to working with any (and all) writers who can produce the kind of freelance content we want. To help us determine whether you fall into that category, we are asking that interested writers submit one fully written post (more details below) to us that could run on the site for evaluation. This pitch post will serve as your only interview/application requirement.


· If we like your submission a lot, we’ll buy it, publish it and then talk to you about establishing a more formal professional arrangement with us.

· If we like your post but think it's not quite there yet, we will contact you to discuss your piece further and put you in contact with an editor to guide you through the story process.

· If we don’t think your submission is for us, we will get in touch with you nonetheless to let you know and perhaps offer more guidance on what we are looking for.


No matter what, we promise to contact anyone who submits a piece. Here is more on what we are looking for:


The Dodo has staff reporters who cover breaking animal stories and longer-form, headier pieces. Now we want freelance writers who can create infectious content about animals. This means writers who can research, curate and design web posts that are irresistibly shareable on social media. There is no one formula for this, but we'd like writers to consider the kinds of posts they immediately gravitate towards when scrolling through Facebook. We would love to work with any writer who can come up with the kind of Aww!- or OMG-inducing animal content that people want to show off to friends and family – online and on social media.


Please send us one written post that we can evaluate and consider publishing. To send a pitch, submit a Word doc to our editor at pitches@thedodo.com.

If you submit a pitch by creating a post on TheDodo.com, please preface the headline with the slug FELLOWS PITCH.
About Our Company We’re witnessing a profound shift in the way people regard animals. They matter more to us now than before. We think of them less as objects at our disposal, as study increasingly reveals them to be intelligent, emotional and social beings. The Dodo is committed to learning about them, interested in understanding them and intent on improving our relationships with them. The Dodo is also transfixed with celebrating them – from all the wonders in the animal kingdom to all the amazing things our pets do every day. If it helps us appreciate animals, we want to share it. So we created a website, backed by the venture capital firm, Lerer Ventures, whose principals created the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed.


 
 
 
 
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