Want to Write for UncoverLA?

We're looking for local writers who are passionate about all things L.A.

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Looking to build your portfolio and industry network? We've got good news: Uncover LA is looking for freelance contributors. In addition to getting paid for your work, you'll get hands-on experience covering Los Angeles' thriving and stylish scene, and will be working directly with our editor and founder.

Our ideal candidate doesn't need to be a seasoned pro — we're looking for anyone who's got the right writing chops and a strong interest in L.A. reporting, retail, fashion, and culture.

Freelance Writer Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write assigned and pitched news stories and features
  • Researching, fact-checking, editing, and revising stories
  • Building content (copy and images) in WordPress
  • Adhering to AP style and online media best practices
  • Pulling images and light editing on Photoshop (or other photo editing software) if needed
  • Stay up-to-date on relevant industries, local retail and news, and trends
  • Work remotely on your own laptop/computer

Freelance Writer Requirements and Qualifications

  • Located in the Los Angeles area
  • Passion for and extensive knowledge of the nuances of L.A. life, as well as the local creative/cultural and/or fashion scenes
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Possess (or working towards) a college degree in journalism, English, or another writing-related field

Freelance Writer Preferred (But Not Required) Skills

  • Portfolio of past work writing about similar topics for online or print publications
  • Familiarity with AP style
  • Familiarity with HTML
  • Light photo editing skills
  • Experience using WordPress or another CMS
  • Passion for sniffing out local retail and lifestyle news
  • Ability to quickly write and report accurate news stories on fashion, retail, and more topics
  • Knowledge of SEO, analytics, and Google Trends to inform stories

Wanna join our team? To apply, email editor@uncoverla.com with the subject line "Uncover LA Contributor Application," along with a short cover letter describing yourself and why you're a great fit, your resume, your availability, and up to three relevant writing samples (if you've got 'em). We'll reach out to potential candidates within a week of receiving applications.

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