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Get involved with LGBTQ Hyphen: Submission guidelines + Staff positions

June 29, 2014

 

Connect with us to pitch a story, apply for a staff position, or let us know how you'd like to be involved. All positions are volunteer, you'll receive payment in the satisfaction that you're contributing to an organization ensuring Asian American voices are heard, perspectives are told, and faces are seen.

This call for pitches and staffers is open to anyone. LGBTQ individuals and people of color are strongly encourage to submit pitches and applications. There is a strong interest in content from the mid-west, south, and content written by/about the broad Pacific Islander and South Asian communities.




General themes to consider: Arts, Politics, Family, Gender & Sexuality, Health, Justice, and History.

PITCH A STORY, FILM, PODCAST, PHOTO SERIES, ETC

We are looking for stories and articles that bring LGBTQ Asian American & Pacific Islander voices to the table. The stories will be published online only. Stories must be written about LGBTQ AAPIs or by an LGBTQ AAPIs. You can write under a pseudonym.

BEFORE YOU PITCH

  • Must be original content. No republishing or remixing content you've already written
  • Don't pitch a story just about your organization or work. If you want to talk about immigration, frame it as a first person narrative, talk about the work being done in your region of the country, etc. Get creative.
  • Read the section! You'll see a wide range of topics, writing styles, etc. They each have narratives, something that draws readers in, and are either about the LGBTQ AAPI community or written by someone in the LGBTQ community. 

PITCH MUST INCLUDE

  • A short narrative article/story you propose and introduce us to your point of view.
  • Why are you proposing the article? How did you happen upon the topic?
  • How did you go about researching the topic? What further research must you do? Describe your sources or other connections.
  • How long will the article will be? 
  • When do you plan on publishing your story?
  • Do you have any personal affiliation with the subject?

SEND PITCH & INFO BELOW to Mia Nakano [mia.nakano(at)hyphenmagazine(dot)com]

  • resume, outlining blogging or writing experience
  • 2-3 writing samples
  • cover letter

 


 

LGBTQ HYPHEN BLOGGERS

LGBTQ Bloggers must have experience working with the LGBTQ AAPI community. and be sensitive about working with will contribute 2-3 post per month with each post averaging 300-500 words. They will be responsible for pitching stories to the LGBTQ Editor and adhering to an agreed upon production schedule for their posts. Blog pieces can be art reviews, opinion, timely news commentary, storytelling, and more.

Requests + Requirements 
4-6 month commitment (or longer!)
Contribute 2-3 posts per month (Average 300-500 words)
Familiar with AP style
Adhere to LGBTQ Hyphen style guide

Apply Now
Resume highlighting writing or blogging experience
Brief bio
Send 2 recent pieces of work
Pitch a story: keep it concise 1 to 2 paragraphs max
Email: mia.nakano (at) hyphenmagazine (dot) com

 


 

LGBTQ STAFF WRITERS

Looking for credible, smart, detail oriented, and opinionated writers. You are a news junkie, or a community organizer with a flair for communication, or a pop culture connoisseur mixed with a penchant for indie media. You’ve been yearning to create an online space to share your opinions and write stories that matter.

We are seeking writers to create and write for a “section” of LGBTQ Hyphen. We’re open to section pitches, and want people to contribute regular content about:

Race & Culture
Gender & Sexuality
Politics: Immigration, Civil Rights, Law
Art: Film, Books, Visual Arts, Artist Profiles
History, Storytellling, Multi-Media/Transmedia projects

Staff writers will:
Pitch stories to the LGBTQ editors
Be assigned stories
Contribute 1-2 posts per month (Average 800-1200 words)
Work with photographers, illustrators, videographers, or other visual artists to help curate content for the pieces.

Requests + Requirements 
Familiar with AP style
Adhere to LGBTQ Hyphen style guide
6 month commitment (or more!)

Apply Now
Resume highlighting writing or blogging experience
Brief bio
Send 2 recent pieces of work
Pitch a story: keep it concise 1 to 2 paragraphs max
Email: mia.nakano (at) hyphenmagazine (dot) com

 


 

LGBTQ COPY EDITOR

LGBTQ COPY EDITORS will edit and copy edit written content before it gets posted online. We’re looking for people who embrace stylesheets, would never leave a participle dangling, and want to keep Hyphen’s content sharp.

Copy Editors will:
Maintain an online publishing calendar
Provide content edits to blog posts when necessary to shape structure, tone, argument, and maintain Hyphen voice
Copyedit posts for spelling, grammar, format, and length
Coordinate Facebook and Twitter posts with social media staffers

Requests + Requirements 
Familiar with AP style
Adhere to LGBTQ Hyphen style guide
4-6 month commitment (or more!)

Apply Now
Resume highlighting copyediting experience
Brief bio
Schedule of availability/how many monthly hours can you contribute?
email: mia.nakano (at) hyphenmagazine (dot) com

 


 

WEB CONTENT MANAGER

We’re looking for individuals who are persnickity with details and understand the importance of consistent online posts. You’ll publish a variety of online content (stories, photos, galleries, videos) using Drupal CMS. This will be a partnership with Hyphen word gurus aka our Copy Editors, because you’ll be sharing a production calendar with them.

Web Content Managers will: 
Post stories, photos, galleries, and videos
Work with Drupal
Help develop consistent tagging and categories for new sections
Adhere to a shared online publishing calendar

Requests + Requirements
Must know Drupal
Adhere to LGBTQ Hyphen style guide
4-6 month commitment (or more!)

Apply Now
Resume highlighting experience
Brief bio
Schedule of availability/how many monthly hours can you contribute?
email: mia.nakano (at) hyphenmagazine (dot) com

Contributor: 

Mia Nakano

LGBTQ Editor + Founder + Leadership Team

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