03 April 2011

LGBT Articles Welcomed: Amplify Your Voice.com (paying gig)

Post date: 03 April 2011

Advocates for Youth is hiring a number of freelance bloggers to write on various reproductive justice- and human rights-related topics, including but not limited to:

- Comprehensive sex education and abstinence-only-until marriage programs

- Abortion rights in the U.S. and across the world

- Stereotypes and portrayals of sex, sexuality, and gender in pop culture (film, television, music, etc.)

- LGBT rights in the U.S. and across the world

- Contraceptive access and HIV/AIDS services in communities of need

Your writing will be featured on Amplify (http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org), an online community and blogging platform visited by over one million people in 2010. Amplify is a youth-driven community dedicated to changing society's dysfunctional approach to sex, sexuality, and sexual health. Accordingly, we are looking for bloggers that know how to write with verve, passion, and conviction in order to inspire their readers to social action.

In addition, we are looking for bloggers who can:

- Demonstrate a clear commitment to reproductive justice and sexual health advocacy

- Meet tight editing and publication deadlines
- Write with a strong editorial voice (think opinion-driven and investigation-driven pieces as opposed to academic prose)

- Write thoughtfully on a specific area of expertise, or else on a broad variety of topics

- Be willing to write on topics that are assigned to them, and respond quickly to current events

Finally, freelance bloggers should know -- or at least be willing to learn -- the ins and outs of grassroots online marketing and cross-posting: in this position you will be responsible for promoting your writing on popular websites, blogs, online newspapers and magazines, and other venues.

This is a remote position. Freelance bloggers will be paid per article/blog post.

Organizational Description

Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. Since 1980, Advocates has been providing information, training, and advocacy to youth, youth-serving organizations, policy makers, and the media in the United States and internationally. Advocates' philosophy of Rights.Respect.Responsibility.® informs all its work. The organization promotes youth rights to sexual health information and services, models youth-adult partnerships in all its efforts, and holds society responsible for its role in providing youth with the tools they need to make responsible decisions about their sexual health.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a short explanation of the topics that you are interested in writing about to nikki@advocatesforyouth.org.

More information here.
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