We are ready to invite a new group of writers to join our amazing existing team, and are so excited to share more about this instrumental volunteer role.
Our team is full of locals who are passionate about building community, breaking down barriers, busting stereotypes, and connecting to other parents online and off. Learn more about what it takes to be on our team, and apply today!
What do I get out of this?
Special team only events, a professional headshot, network marketing with other local writers, bloggers and small businesses, support in editing, training in social media, the opportunity to represent your community. But the most valuable thing we can offer, according to our current team, is the stronger sense of community and opportunity to meet and bond with other people with varied backgrounds and lifestyles.
Do I need to be a writer?
No! We want people with interesting lives, backgrounds, and perspectives on parenthood. We want people who are hungry to connect to others, who are eager to grow their personal support system, and who believe in the motto, “better together”. We can train you on blogging! We do expect you to have access to Facebook and be a prompt communicator.
Do I need to be a mom?
Nope! We are hoping to grow by diversifying our team to include more voices on parenting and represent more unique family dynamics. We’d love to hear about you and possibly include you on our team!
What is expected of me?
- Submit one *fresh and unique* blog post a month (ideally 400-800 words long). (We do not accept previously published content.)
- Have internet
- Be on Facebook (for team communication and social engagement)
- Be a good human being (you can have a black soul, so long as you don’t bully people with it)
- Commit to us for one year.
- Be comfortable with social media and tech, generally.
Do you give me topics, or do I come up with them on my own?
We have a calendar with topics you can use if you’re stuck, or you can bug our team for ideas, OR you can bring your own (we are flexible).
What do I write about?
We do ask that our posts focus on parenthood, partnership, friendship, and of course wine country (not necessarily all of those in every post, but at least one of them!).
Okay…How do I apply?
Woohoo! We LOVE this question. Application is super simple, all online, and linked below. This year, we are asking that all applicants include a previously unpublished blog post or written piece for us to review as your sample (you can include more if you want, but one is required). If you are invited to join the team, and choose to do so, we will use this first piece as your submission for January (so you are able to hit the ground running!).
Your sample should be:
- between 300-800 words (less is more!)
- topical to parenthood/wine country living
Applicant Deadline:: DECEMBER 1, 2017
You will be notified of our receipt of your application with an email from “citymomsblog.com”.
All applicants will be notified of their status on December 5th, 2017