Splice is looking for freelance writers from across Asia to cover the media industry.

Our mission is to take the lid off the industry to better understand this region’s nuances, challenges and opportunities.

Splice is looking for freelance writers from across Asia as part of our plans to cover the region’s media industry. Our mission is to take the lid off the industry to better understand this region’s nuances, challenges and opportunities. This is what we’re trying to do and what we’ve done so far.

We’re looking for stories that help answer questions such as:

What are the most progressive newsrooms in Asia, or in your market? What are their best practices in audience engagement? What are the new media business models in your country? What are new revenue streams that show promise? Who are the leaders of change in newsrooms? Who are the upcoming young journalists in this space? What are the media startups to watch?

In principle, these stories wouldn’t be out of place in esteemed publications such as Nieman Lab or Digiday. We’re also looking for a casual yet incisive voice, similar to content you’d see on sites like Quartz.

 

Pitching

You can pitch your stories to meerak.in@gmail.com, and copy hey@splicemedia.com
Mention a deadline you can commit to. Here’s how to write it:

  1. Pitch a strong headline. Write that into the email subject line as well. That gives us a better idea of whether the story could fit, or the voice that will be applied to the story.
  2. We also prefer going beyond straight reporting whenever we can, so a point of view matters. Have an opinion about what you’re writing about. 
  3. Send 2–3 paragraphs explaining how you’ll cover the story.
  4. Send links to your published stories — not attachments.

 

Workflows

If accepted, we’d be keen to work with you in Google Docs. It’s just easier and faster for us to collaborate. We’re more Docs than Word people. Make sure you give us permissions to edit.

Photos can be sent through a link on Google Drive.  Please write the caption and credits.

We follow the AP Style Guide.

 

Payment

We typically pay about US$300 for 600-800 words, including photos where applicable. We’ll discuss this with you in advance. Do not start until we agree on a fee. 

When the piece is finalized, email your invoice to alansoon@splicemedia.com. Indicate 30 days as payment terms, and include all bank transfer details. We prefer Transferwise where possible to keep bank charges at a minimum.

Thanks!

Co-Founder, CEO of The Splice Newsroom. Covering the business of media transformation in Asia. Follow Alan Soon on Twitter.

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