Your friendly neighborhood city blog is looking some more contributors. We claim to cover “Shanghai and everything that happens in it,” and guess what? Shanghai is a pretty damn big city — we could use some help. We’re looking for Shanghai residents (local or foreign) who have an expertise or interest in a particular aspect of the city: fashion, shopping, sex, sports, recreation, business, theater, real estate, health, restaurants, bars, travel, architecture, food, wine, history, culture, technology, local media, politics, parties, clubs, books, film, music, art, galleries, museums, language, the Chinese internet … you get the idea … everything. We are looking for people who are knowledgeable and passionate about a certain aspect of Shanghai, people with the desire to “own” a beat. We are looking for people who can contribute on a regular basis (that means daily or weekly or somewhere in between). Most importantly: We are looking for people who can write.
Interested? Well, before you get too excited, you should know that you won’t make much (hardly any) money writing for Shanghaiist. But we can provide you with a forum, a good bit of editorial freedom, and a large (and growing) readership of really great people — we currently average around 5,000 unique visitors a day. People will read what you write. It’s great exposure, has some perks (party invites, etc.) and sometimes leads to new professional opportunities.
Still interested? We’d love to hear form you. Please send us an email (info at shanghaiist.com) telling us a little bit about yourself and how long you have lived in Shanghai. Also please include a sample post written specifically for Shanghaiist — something that you think would work on the site.
More information can be found here. We look forward to your emails!