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The HBCU Podcast is looking for contributing writers. We have a bustling podcast audience that wants to know more about our HBCUs, and our alumni guests. We are also looking to share more stories about HBCU Culture. Interested? • It’s important to note that writers for TheHBCUPodcast.com work on a voluntary basis, but there are perks. Writers must be HBCU grads or current students. See below.

HBCU Culture is more than a performance by Beyoncé at Cochella…although that was lit. Our readers are intelligent, politically active, entrepreneurial, fashion-forward and philanthropic.

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We want to hear your stories, essays, top 5 lists, hot topics and breaking news related to the HBCU Community. Topics we love: Achievements by HBCU students and alumni, career advice, post-college transition, breaking HBCU news and opinions that can somehow tie into our community.

Here’s a few blog posts:

WHAT WE WANT FROM YOU:

– We want our writers to possess strong writing skills and be knowledgable about HBCUs. Knowing your history is a must here and knowing how to research is more important.

– We want writers that have an interest in HBCU culture, HBCU alumni, business, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, politics and entertainment.

WHAT YOU’LL GET FROM US:

– Your published work will receive exposure to the masses via online, social media and the podcast.

– You will establish yourself as a writer and thought leader via a reputable media outlet, The HBCU Podcast & TheHBCUPodcast.com

– You will have the opportunity to appear on podcast episodes and YouTube series to discuss your articles and showcase your expertise.

– You will be added to the Team section of TheHBCUPodcast.com

– You’ll work with a knowledgeable Editorial team with years of experience in media.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

In any pitch to TheHBCUPodcast.com, please include the following:

– A sample headline for the piece.
– A 2-3 sentence description of the angle of the piece.
– Your plan for photos, if applicable.
– Sources for the piece that you know you have access to.
– Clips, if you have written stories before.

NO WORK PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED VIA BLOG, WEBSITE, NEWSPAPER, OR ANY OTHER PUBLICATION

A member of the editorial team will contact you if your pitch is accepted. Work will be expected within 7 days. We want our writers to produce timely content for TheHBCUPodcast.com


CURRENTLY SEEKING PITCHES FOR:

– Interviews with HBCU Alumni (No Q&As)

– Reported pieces with a minimum of three sources

– Reading Lists

– Opinion Pieces

READY. SET. PITCH! | Send pitches to TheHBCUPodcast@gmail.com