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Send ‘Informative, Well-Reported’ Pieces to Hemispheres

United’s in-flight magazine Hemispheres is not your everyday travel mag. Its list of contributors boasts high-profile bylines like David Carr of The New York Times and Tom Chiarella of Esquire. Don’t worry though, most of its content is written by freelancers, and editor-in-chief Joe Keohane is open to quality pitches: “If the story’s good and the writing’s good, I don’t care about the name,” he said.

What separates Hemispheres from the rest of the magazines in your front seat pocket is its focus on general interest topics. Twelve million fliers a month get their hands on it, so travel takes a back seat to topics that will appeal to a broad range of readers. They must be “informative, well-reported, well-written and interesting to a general audience,” said Keohane.

For more information on what to pitch and who to contact, read How To Pitch: Hemispheres [sub req'd]

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Maer Roshan to TheWeek.com

biz034a.jpgThe Radar refugees are resurfacing. Aaron Gell signed on as editor-in-chief of Hemispheres. Choire Sicha, Alex Balk and David Cho launched TheAwl.com. And now Maer Roshan, the man at the top of the thrice-failed magazine, has a new full-time gig. Buried at the bottom of Keith Kelly‘s column today comes the news that Roshan will join TheWeek.com as editor.

The Week, brought to the United States by Felix Dennis after the magazine was a huge hit in England, saw its ad pages jump 42 percent in the first quarter of 2009 (or 19 percent, depending on your source). Given the struggles of other newsweeklies, Roshan looks to be in a good situation.