Editors: Call for Stories
As editors, you can’t always wait for the perfect story to find you.
You know your readers are hungry for more about a certain topic, but you don’t have a specific lead or idea in mind.
At HackPack, ask and ye shall receive! As an editor, you don’t have to have a full-time gig to post; you can post calls for pitches.
Effective calls for pitches should state:
- The subject you’re looking for. Innovation in startups in the EU? Human rights violations in Central America? Individual stories from people who’ve been homeless? It can be as broad or specific as you like, as long as you think a journalist can get it.
- What you’re looking for: video, photo, long-form, personal essays, reported features, interviews or profiles.
- If the piece is time-sensitive, deadline for pitches.
- Pay range.
- Links to and a brief description of your publication will do wonders for small media outlets.