What we're looking for
Our target audience is people who are confused by, feel disempowered by, or simply don't identify with economics. We want ideas with passion, personal interest and/or topical relevance, presented with humor, imagination, and creativity. If you’ve got those, we’ll help you find the right angle for Economy.
We're looking for content that's:
|Relevant to daily life||In the news||Making sense of the dry stuff|
|An entertaining take on how an economic idea could help explore anything from food to sport to movies||A clear and timely explanation of how economics plays a part in the latest news in sports, tech, politics, celebrities, culture||Straightforward, grounded, accessible coverage of what's going on in the financial press and why it matters to daily life|
It's really important to us that our content is accessible, conversational, and jargon-free. We're a news and entertainment platform, not a textbook.
See here for some tips on the tone, style, and structure of the perfect Economy piece!
You might feel you don’t know enough about economics to create content for a site called Economy but fear not – just pitch us your idea. We're looking for comedians, illustrators, video producers, cartoonists – anyone and everyone with a creative lead on the lives we lead, the choices we make, the things we love, and everything in between.
Got a pitch for us?
Awesome – send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org in the following format:
- The introductory paragraph to your piece
- Five bullet points outlining the story arch and conclusion of your piece
- Any examples of previous work
- Sources, deadline & rates (we're a charity with limited funds, so ask that you keep this in mind in your proposal!)
Please note that written pieces should not exceed 1000 words – the shorter, the better. Where possible, please submit your article as a Google Doc.
Want to be notified of what we're commissioning each week?
Every Monday, we'll send out a series of pitches for content we're looking to cover on a weekly and monthly basis, as well as open-ended pitches.