Join the St. Augustine Moms Writing Team:: 2020 Contributor Call

 

At St. Augustine Moms, we believe in the power of collective wisdom and connecting with other parents. AND WE ARE GROWING! We strive to create a community-focused resource for parents to find support and respect by sharing solutions and swapping stories. Our team is full of local moms who are passionate about building community and connecting to other parents online and off. Our contributor team is unique, transparent, and passionate about connecting fellow moms to one another and our community. Learn more about what it takes to be on our team, and apply today! Email [email protected] with any questions!

What do I get out of this?

Network marketing with other local writers, bloggers, and small businesses, support in editing, a collaborative network environment, and the opportunity to represent your community. But the most valuable thing we offer is a stronger sense of community and a chance to meet and bond with other people with varied backgrounds and lifestyles.

Do I need to be a writer?

No! We want people with interesting lives, backgrounds, and perspectives on parenthood. We want people who are hungry to connect to others, who are eager to grow their personal support system, and who believe in the motto, “better together.” We can teach you and guide you! We do expect you to have access to Facebook and be a prompt communicator.

Do I need to be a mom?

Nope! We are hoping to grow by diversifying our team to include more voices on parenting and represent all family dynamics. We’d love to hear about you and possibly include you on our team!

What is expected of me?

  • Submit one *fresh and unique* blog post a month (ideally 400-800 words long). We want to share that untold story! (We do not accept previously published content.)
  • Have access to the internet
  • Be on Facebook (for team communication and social engagement)
  • Reside within a 30-mile radius of St. Augustine
  • Be a decent human being (we are an inclusive community)
  • Commit to us for one year
  • Be comfortable with social media and tech, generally
  • A passion for moms, kids, and our community
  • Availability to attend St. Augustine Moms events (both playdates & large social events)
  • Reliability, team-spirit, flexibility, and a great attitude
  • Strong social media presence and involvement
  • A reliable, positive, respectful and fun personality!

Do you give me topics, or do I come up with them on my own?

We have a calendar with topics you can use if you’re stuck, you can bug our team for ideas OR you can bring your own! We are flexible and will help you along the way.

What do I write about?

We do ask that our posts focus on parenthood, partnership, friendship, your perspective on the world at large, and of course St. Augustine and the surrounding areas. SAM is proud to be a collaborative voice for mothers in St. Augustine and we encourage you to share your story and perspective that our readership can relate to as they follow along.

Okay…How do I apply?

The application is super simple and linked below. We are asking that all applicants include a previously unpublished blog post or written piece for us to review as your sample (you can include more if you want, but one is required). If you are invited to join the team and choose to do so, we will use this first piece as your submission. Just another way to make your transition on the team even easier!

Your sample should be:

  • between 400-800 words (less is more!)
  • well-edited
  • topical to parenthood/ISt. Augustine living
  • profanity-free

Applicant Deadline:: Sunday, June 28, 2020

All applicants will be notified of their status no later than July 5, 2020

St. Augustine Moms Writing Team Application