Made in Plymouth is looking for Freelance Writers and Content Creators to contribute ideas and content to our platforms.
Do you think you could be a Community Reporter for Made in Plymouth? Do you care about what goes on around you, wish your community had a louder voice, and want to make a difference? We want you to share your stories.
We want to commission local people to create written and social media content about the creative and artistic activities in Plymouth’s communities for our website and socials.
We want to build a team of Community Reporters who create content in one or multiple forms such as written, photography, film, short-form reels or TikToks. Evidence of knowledge and previous experience on one or multiple platforms would be essential. Previous journalism experience or education is not essential.
We want to enable people who are passionate about culture to share their experience with the Made in Plymouth audience. Can you tell us about the musicians growing Plymouth’s vibrant music scene? The talented cooks introducing us to new cuisines? The artists finding new ways to tell Plymouth’s untold stories? We want people who care about their communities, and would like to make a difference for people living in them. We’re especially keen to hear from those who believe they can shape content to be more representative of the communities they serve.
How we pay for submissions:
Written blog article (average 500 – 900 words) to include 4-6 images – from £50
Social media post (Instagram and Facebook) to include 10 images, fully researched hashtags and tags for both platforms – from £30
Reel (over 20 seconds long) to include fully written post, hashtags and tags – from £35
Film – to be discusses on submission of idea
Photo-documentary blog article – from £60
Live content – to be discussed on submission of idea
Social media story content (to include Facebook and Instagram) A minimum of 5 images / slides with tags etc. – from £30
To get started, make sure download the full guide to applying.
How to apply
Before you start, has Made in Plymouth covered it before? Check out what we’ve published by looking through our website and social media channels. Can you do it differently?
Then, make sure you’ve downloaded our guide to applying, how we pay for submissions and what we’re looking for. Download by clicking here.
To send your idea, complete the form below. Include a working headline, a 200-word summary of the story, a summary of the ideas for the written article, photos, video, reels, social media content or infographics that you wish to submit. You do not need to submit all content – just a summary or list of your ideas. Any articles should also include a proposed word count. If there is a deadline by which you need an answer, please specify.
Please note: we need time to consider your idea so you will need to make sure that there is a good lead time in the story. Should there be a tight deadline – this should be made clear at the start.