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Posts Tagged ‘Portland Monthly’

Smart Pitches Lead to Assignments in Portland

“With a bold design, eye-catching photography and an editorial voice that’s at once witty and in-the-know, Portland Monthly is our city’s indispensable news, culture and lifestyle magazine,” said managing editor Rachel Ritchie. Every month, the pub delivers a mix of in-depth news stories, provocative essays and essential guides to the best of Portland.

Ritchie said she is always accepting pitches and looking to work with freelancers on intriguing stories in various departments. What’s the secret for getting in with this pub? Ideas that are relevant, well-researched, articulated well and that demonstrate a familiarity with the magazine’s voice and mission. Once a newbie has proven himself, however, editors are more than happy to farm out stories to freelancers whom they’ve developed a strong relationship with.

For more, read How To Pitch: Portland Monthly. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

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Profile Northwest Newsmakers

Portland Monthly, Portland’s first word on city culture, is “smart, authoritative and entertaining,” managing editor Rachel Ritchie said. And that’s exactly what they are seeking in their freelancers, too.

Relevant, timely ideas that are well-researched and concisely packaged in a short and sweet email that highlights your writing skill will lead to bylines for in-depth news stories, provocative essays and essential guides to the best of Portland.

Trend pieces and local profiles are a best for newbie freelancers to break into this city pub. To find out which sections editors are especially open to pitches for read’s How To Pitch: Portland Monthly. [sub req'd]