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Freelancers, Pitch Your Features to Seventeen

seventeenjune12 (1).jpgThough it is a long-standing leader in the teen category, the renowned Seventeen provides fashion, beauty and feature articles that are anything but old-fashioned. And what do its editors most need freelancers for? Surprisingly, it’s not the front of the book.

“I think that freelancers are best to do the big, juicy, heavy-lifting, exciting, extravaganza stories,” said editor-in-chief Ann Shoket.

Although the mag doesn’t use a lot of outside contributors, the mag is open as long as you can nail the Seventeen voice, which Shoket describes as “crazy, insanely fun, delicious, weird, and unique.”

Get email addresses for all editors accepting pitches in How To Pitch: Seventeen. [subscription required]

If an actual job is what you want, watch our 2011 Media Beat interview where Shoket explains what she looks for in new hires after the jump.

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