Guest Writers

Employer The Lead
Location Remote
Type Part time
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Posted on June 17, 2020


Calling guest writers

I’m looking for student contributors to guest write for The Lead! No one knows student journalism better than student journalists, and I want to hear how you’ve solved problems, innovated or tackled complex subjects at your student publication. All students will be paid for their writing, thanks to The Lead’s partnership with The Poynter Institute.

A few things to consider: What has your publication tried that’s new and different (even if it didn’t work as expected)? How has your reporting affected your school or community? What lessons could other student newsrooms learn from your experience?

Much of the work highlighted in The Lead has been from large public universities. I want to continue to broaden the scope, so I’m especially interested in hearing from student journalists at liberal arts colleges, community colleges and high schools.

Send pitches to No need to send a full draft — I’m looking for a paragraph explaining your idea. (To get an idea of what topics The Lead has covered in the past 71 months, take a look at the full newsletter archives.)