Huffington Post is launching in the UK next week and is actively seeking bloggers, contributors and people with opinions, stories and something to say. Food, farming, shopping, eating, and anything else that comes under the umbrella of 'lifestyle' is included. I'll be chipping in with my thoughts on absolutely anything, alongside my AOL column.
This is how they do it in the US. www.huffingtonpost.com/food/, there's everything from environmental issues, animal welfare, to recipes and funny videos
If you'd like to get involved see below. In a nut shell it's 'you keep your rights but it's unpaid'. The flip side is it'll have a rather large readership.
The Huffington Post is coming to the UK, fancy contributing?
We’ll be launching the British edition of the world-famous news and opinion site in early July, and are hoping you’d like to contribute.
Just as in the States, a key element of The Huffington Post UK will be a group blog where some of the UK’s most influential, creative and knowledgeable minds weigh in on topics great and small, political and cultural, important or just plain entertaining. In short, everything that makes Britain such a diverse and unique country.
We’d love it if you would add your voice to the mix. You'll be part of a collective endeavour to enliven the national conversation and impact the issues that matter most, while creating a great place to go for insight and perspective, information and entertainment. All served up with the signature HuffPost attitude, bite, and reverence for facts that readers have come to expect.
And the best part is you're actually already doing the hardest work of a blogger: having interesting opinions and fresh takes on the hot stories of the day. We'll just provide a megaphone for the thoughts you're already thinking, the conversations you're already having, the e-mails, instant messages, Tweets and texts you're already exchanging with your friends.
TO GET STARTED
Send your first post along (bear in mind we don’t launch until July, so make sure your first entry isn’t time sensitive) with a brief bio and headshot to email@example.com.
Huffington Post has no deadlines or output commitments. You may blog as infrequently as you'd like, or as frequently as once or twice a week. You need not "pitch" ideas before sending posts along, but feel free to run your thoughts by an editor, if you think it needs discussion. If you've never blogged before, posts should ideally be written in a conversational, informal style, and with any relevant or referenced links embedded/hyperlinked within. News-driven, topical posts perform best on the site – first thought is probably the best thought, so if you have a strong take on a topic expanding in the news, it's better to post it promptly than a few days from then, when your post will be less fresh (and less original).
A good target length is 500 to 1000 words. In the blog format, a full op-ed length may be too long to hold a reader's attention, but take as many words as you need to convey your points.
We encourage giving your blog posts very clear names. Nouns work better then verbs. Descriptive titles work better than cute titles and puns. What would you enter into Google if you were trying to find this article? That is usually the best way to start your title. Please also write your titles in First Initial Caps (as opposed to ALL CAPS).
You retain all rights to your work.