Freelance Writer (entertainment pitches)
The Daily Beast’s Obsessed is always looking for reactions, explainers, interviews, reviews, and opinion pieces. We cover everything that’s happening in pop culture that you—and we—can’t stop loving, hating, and thinking about. We focus on TV, movies, music, celebs, and internet culture—but if you’re passionate about something, the likelihood is that we might be, too.
We pride ourselves on publishing work with fun, fresh, unique points of view. The pieces that fit best with our style, and that set us apart from other publications, are the ones that are rooted in emotion. Our goal is to give writers the space to be passionate—extremely funny, irreverent, and goofy when that’s warranted, or angry, spicy, and unapologetic when that’s the angle.
Well-researched and reported features are great too. But above all else, Obsessed is a place to have the conversations we’re all excited about, and we want the writing to reflect that.
We also recommend you familiarize yourself with the section before pitching, particularly our Hot Takes category. For some recent examples of what we consider Obsessed-style content, please check out these stories.
Rates start at $250. Pitches and questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to editors Kevin Fallon and Allegra Frank.