Apartment Therapy Blogger Search: House Tour Contributor

Apartment Therapy Blogger Search: House Tour Contributor

Janel Laban
Jan 15, 2010

Love the Apartment Therapy House Tours? Want to join our team and share great homes from your area? Apartment Therapy:Chicago is putting out a special call for House Tour Contributors! If you are from Chicago, Toronto, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Columbus, Milwaukee, Montreal, or any of the other great cities that we cover (see map below) and you've got a excellent eye for design and photography along with good scouting skills, read on!

We are specifically looking for new contributors to do only House Tour posts - the slideshow based posts where we take a look inside wonderful homes. You should reside within the green area shown on the above map OR in Toronto or Montreal.

This is a freelance position (1-2 House Tour posts per month) and it's great (but not required) if your other gigs plug you in to the design scene in some way.

• excellent camera skills and a good eye for stellar images
• a strong style sense
• blog-style writing skills
• a reliable computer
• a reliable high speed internet connection
• a decent (if not amazing) digital camera
• Photoshop or Photoshop Elements
• knowledge of how to use all these things

Monday, January 18 (earlier is always appreciated!)

To apply, please send the following info to chicago@apartmenttherapy.com with "Blogger Search" as the subject, along with a sample house tour post:

• Your name and contact information
• How you first found Apartment Therapy and how long you have been reading us
• What you do full time
• Where you plan on finding tours in your area and a few pitches of tours that you think you'd be able to share if hired
• A complete sample house tour post (more info below, see a sample house tour post right here)

Your sample house tour post should be complete and should be representative of the ones you would do for Apartment Therapy on an ongoing basis. It should consist of:

• A minimum of 20 photos sized to 540 pixels wide - we look for a well rounded mix of beautiful images; long shots that establish the layout of the rooms/home as well as closeups of specific areas of interest and vignettes
• Tour recipients basic info: name, location, size of home, length of time they have lived there
• A short intro, approx. 3 paragraphs max
• An Apartment Therapy Questionnaire completed by the tour recipient
• A resource list
• A sample house tour can be viewed right here to see all the components of a complete post.

We want to be WOWED with your unique voice and awesome pictures! Please submit a house tour written specifically for Apartment Therapy and not for another blog. Look to the Apartment Therapy house tour archives for multiple examples of the general style and format of posts for submission.

Monday, January 18 (earlier is always appreciated!)
We will confirm your submission, and then review your submissions.

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