Are you sick and tired of staring the same skateboarding content all across the web? Have you been sitting on ideas or a video project but not had the motivation to get off your ass?
Well, it’s been a while since we’ve put out a call for new voices, and with summer right around the corner, it seems like the right time to turn on the bat signal to see what kind of crazy comes running. Hopefully y’all will be able to help us expand our freelance circle and get some more coverage going across the globe (yes, even in your podunk town).
So… do you write
good well? Do you have a full-length skate video coming out (but not already out)? Have you had the urge to see if semen makes good griptape? Will your friend light his board on fire and skate naked into a lake? Do you have some weird talent that skateboarders everywhere should know about? Then hit us up!
As usual, compensation includes cold hard cash / digital Paypal dollars, skateboard stuff, and other assorted goods.
Here’s what to include in your e-mail:
– Specific pitches: some sort of info or outline of your idea/s, including a brief summary, whether you’re thinking of it as a video piece or article, any relevant sources / contacts you have, etc.
– Samples of your previous work (links to articles / videos that make sense and show your strong suits).
– Something brief about yourself. Are you based locally (NYC)? Maybe you’ve worked in skating before? Maybe you’re a burner and are emailing us from a cracked iPhone 4 via some McDonald’s wifi?
– Hit us with it at [email protected]
If you aren’t really sure what to write or how to go about it, we’ve attached 2 actual e-mails we’ve received in the past. Treat these as examples of what types of pitches worked well and which kinda just sucked:
NOT SO GOOD EMAIL
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
SECRET HOBBIES WITH ELI REED
Enjoy episode 2 of our new series that finds out what things skaters secretly fan out on (besides kickflips and pants).
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
PREMIERE: VIVIEN FEIL AND SOY PANDAY IN MAGENTA’S “JUST CRUISE II”
We hope to skate half as good as these dudes when we are in our 40s.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.