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Land $2 a Word for Innovative Articles at AARP

AARP The Magazine, one of the most successful magazines for the over 50 set, is looking for freelancers who have something meaningful to say. And despite their older clientele, the magazine is not only published in print, but also on tablets and online.

AARP has an enormous readership (its circulation is 22 million, yet it reaches an astounding 34 million people). Even better news: 60 percent of their content comes from freelance writers. Marilyn Milloy, deputy editor, explains the magazine’s mission:

Our greater mission is to redefine aging in America by showing that attitude, aspiration and actions are more relevant to quality of life than how old you are,” she said. “We don’t have direct competitors, but magazines in our competitive set would include Reader’s Digest, More, Prevention and Money. We overlap with all of them. But we’re unique because of our size and our laser focus on people over 50. These are the people who most matter to us, so we show their images and offer content based on where they are in their lives — whether it’s advising how to get the most from their healthcare dollars, their work, their travel or their grocery shopping.

For editors contact info and pitching etiquette, read How To Pitch: AARP The Magazine.

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Earn $2 a Word At AARP The Magazine

The editors of AARP The Magazine are set on featuring rich content that inspires, informs and entertains, but freelancers don’t need to have reached the second half of life to break into this widely-read publication. All it takes is a timely story that resonates with their 50-plus audience.

“We tend to green-light freelance queries that are innovative, forward-looking and indicate that the writer has carefully studied the magazine,” deputy editor Marilyn Milloy said. And, lucky for you, any section not penned by a regular columnist is wide open to pitches.

Get all the details in mediabistro.com’s How To Pitch: AARP The Magazine.

Earn $2 a Word At AARP The Magazine

The editors of AARP The Magazine are set on featuring rich content that inspires, informs and entertains, but freelancers don’t need to have reached the second half of life to break into this widely-read publication. All it takes is a timely story that resonates with their 50-plus audience.

“We tend to green-light freelance queries that are innovative, forward-looking and indicate that the writer has carefully studied the magazine,” deputy editor Marilyn Milloy said. And, lucky for you, any section not penned by a regular columnist is wide open to pitches.

Get all the details in How To Pitch: AARP The Magazine.

AARP Names New Deputy Editor, Photo Director

aarp.pngYesterday, AARP The Magazine announced the promotion of features editor Marilyn Milloy to deputy editor, while acting director of photography Quentin Nardi was appointed photo director.

Milloy, who will manage AARP‘s feature editorial staff, oversee the story lineup and work to expand the world’s largest circulation magazine’s online presence, was named features editor at the pub in 2007. She previously worked for Newsday and NEA Today, the magazine published by the National Education Association, where she was editor-in-chief. She also helped develop the print and online package “1968: The Year that Rocked our World,” which won AARP its first National Magazine Award.

Before joining AARP Nardi worked at a number of publications, including Go magazine, Ski magazine, Outside magazine, Bon Appetit and Men’s Journal.

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