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Angle Your News Story to Jet Readers

The worst thing a freelancer can do is mass-mail the same pitch to a bunch of magazines — and editors always know. “I can tell the difference between a genuinely thoughtful pitch and just the mass pitch that a writer is sending everywhere,” says Jet‘s editor-in-chief Mitzi Miller. ”I’m a huge proponent of helping writers and giving people opportunities. But if you just send me whatever and it’s not very well thought-out and it makes no sense for my magazine, you’re wasting my time.
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Freelancers Welcome in Manhattan

Industries / Media : FishbowlNY (2 years ago)

It seems that magazine editors are always inundated with too many pitches to keep track of, and freelancers are always trying to make their submissions stand out. That’s why we were kind of amazed when Cristina Cuomo, editor-in-chie... Read Post

How to Write a Successful Magazine Pitch

Industries / Media : FishbowlDC (last year)

Sending a cold pitch to a major publication such as AARP The Magazine can be daunting. Freelancer Joan Trossman Bien knew she needed to get the editor’s attention fast, and that her subject had to be relevant and timely. She ended u... Read Post

Suggestion for writers: Don’t even think about what the comments might be

Media / Media Industry News : Romenesko (yesterday)

I’m surprised any journalist would take what commenters might say into consideration when writing a story or blog post. But veteran editor Jane Pratt tells the New York Times Magazine: I talk to my [xoJane] editors and writers a lot... Read Post

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