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Find Your Niche At This Science-Driven Beauty Site

YouBeautyYouBeauty.com is not your average beauty website. Yes, you’ll hear about the latest mascara, but you’ll also read about scientific studies and take quizzes straight from universities and research institutions.

Writers can land up to $1 a word here, provided they have strong writing and reporting chops. So how can a freelancer get a foot in the door? Writers should start by researching the site and then zeroing in on a niche:

With research and science at the core of YouBeauty’s content, high-quality reporting and writing is paramount. As such, editors generally work with writers who have previous experience covering topics on one of the site’s existing channels. “We really want people who specialize in their different segments because we get in depth,” said editor-in-chief Laura Kenney. “So it helps for someone to come in who has a [specialty] that they’re very confident in writing about and then pitching us in-depth stories for that vertical.”

To hear more advice on how to get published, including editors contact info, read: How To Pitch: YouBeauty.com.

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AOL Editorial Team Loses Some More Key Personnel

Less than two weeks removed from losing four leading editors and reporters, AOL hit another roadblock yesterday with five more departures from their writing team.  Dan Frommer reported the following changes at AOL:

Senior beauty editor Laura Kenney and style news editor Susannah Cahn are leaving AOL’s StyleList

Jennifer Fields is vacating her post as senior editor at AOL Health

 AOL Music will lose editor/journalist Jessica Robertson to MTV

Eric Scottberg is no longer senior editor of Lemondrop

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