Website Bob Vila (Acton Media)
BobVila.com, the online home of America’s original home improvement icon, is looking for contributing writers!
Visited by millions each month, Bob Vila publishes new content daily, with themes running the gamut from aspirational to instructional. Readers trust the brand for answers to their peskiest appliance problems, shopping guidance for household staples, and advice on how to streamline household maintenance. Therefore, we rely on our writers to deliver accessible, solidly researched service content on anything and everything related to the home: must-do maintenance, real estate, organization, renovation, design, DIY, yard work, and much more.
Our service content comes in the form of shopping guides, advice columns, how-tos, roundups of dos and don’ts, and more. Above all, our priority is packaging the need-to-know info in a well-researched, easy-to-digest story.
Assignments are readily available as part of the planned editorial calendar, but pitches are also enthusiastically encouraged and often rewarded with even more assignments that cater to your specific interests. Rates range from $100 to $125 for stories between 800 and 1,500 words, with larger projects paying up to $250 or more.
You will work closely with Bob Vila’s editorial team to craft a story and polish it as needed to align with the brand’s voice and style.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal contributor is a detail-oriented writer with a real passion for the home and experience in the shelter and/or lifestyle niches. A deep familiarity with building, designing, cleaning, organizing, landscaping, or other facet of home life will help you break down even complex projects for a wide range of interested readers, from first-time homeowners and DIYers to advanced hobbyists.
Let us know if you have:
- Worked in the industry (e.g., interior design, construction, landscaping, plumbing, electrical, home security)
- Received category-relevant education or other certification (e.g., a Master Gardener’s degree)
- Written for other home, garden, and DIY publications
A basic understanding of SEO best practices or photography is a huge plus, too.
We look forward to hearing from you! Send an email introducing yourself to [email protected] with the subject line “Freelance Home Writer application.” In your message, please include five story ideas, your resume, and links to your recent bylines.
North Equity is the leading venture equity firm that invests, acquires, builds, and scales digital media brands. North’s portfolio includes 16 brands across three companies—Acton Media, Brookline Media, and Camden Media.
Acton Media produces high-quality, category-leading content in the home, cooking, and lifestyle space with owned-and-operated properties including Bob Vila, Domino, Kitchenistic, and Saveur.
Hiring & Equal Opportunity Statement
North Equity provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or affiliation protected by federal, state or local laws. With a number of our media brands reporting on the military, veterans’ affairs, and topics facing the active military community, we are very supportive of veterans’ activities and highly encourage this community to apply.
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