Posted: Aug 26, 2022

Freelance Contributing Writer or Journalist

Salary: $150.00 - $400.00 Other
Application Deadline: N/A
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Diversify Outdoors

Freelance Contributing Writer or Journalist

Diversify Outdoors is seeking freelance contributing writers and journalists to write about professional development and compose feature articles on diverse people, that is, individuals in outdoor recreation and conservation who are marginalized by their gender, race, color, ethnicity, sexuality, disability or size. Apply to join the pool of contributing writers the editor will call upon for specific writing projects.

A writing project will typically do one of the following:

  • showcase opportunities for marginalized individuals in the outdoor recreation and conservation industry
  • offer guidance to encourage professional development of marginalized individuals
  • explore cultural identity of marginalized individuals
  • highlight organization policies and practices that positively impact marginalized individuals

Wages are $150 per article (700- 1200 words). Each professional development article must include credible secondary research sources. Likewise, each feature story must include interviews with subjects and credible secondary research sources.

You should be flexible about writing and revising, with great organization and communication skills, and a large amount of patience.

Required Background for Candidate:

  • Self-motivated with an ability to meet deadlines
  • 1-3 samples of writing in short-form (<=1200 words) or long-form content (>1200 words)
  • A High school Diploma or GED
  • An Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a social science - Alternatively -  Four or more years of reporting experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of G-Suite (Google Workspace), Squarespace, and other remote, cloud-based productivity software for collaboration

Desired Background for Candidate:

  • Course work in Anthropology, Sociology, English or Journalism
  • Deep understanding of outdoor recreation and conservation industry
  • Strong research skills
  • Up to date knowledge of journalistic standards and ethnography ethics


  • Contributes professional development articles or feature stories on diverse people or groups in outdoor recreation and conservation.
  • Independently conducts ethical research, interviews subjects, and writes pieces
  • Works remotely and self-paced

Submit your Application

To apply please,

  1. email to [email protected] with the subject line "DO Contributing Writer Opportunity"
    1. resume
    2. 1-3 links to your published work
  2. complete the google form application here