Blogger Search: House Tour Contributors

Blogger Search: House Tour Contributors

Janel Laban
Jun 10, 2010

Love the Apartment Therapy House Tours? Want to join our team and share great homes from your area? Apartment Therapy is putting out a special call for House Tour Contributors for a few of our cities and surrounding areas. If you are from NY, DC, LA/Southwest or SF/Pacific Northwest and you've got an 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 in the NY metro area, the DC metro area, LA/Southwest or SF/Pacific Northwest to apply for this opening.

This is a paid, 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 and high speed internet connection
• a decent (if not amazing) digital camera
• Photoshop or Photoshop Elements
• knowledge of how to use all these things

Monday, June 14 (earlier is always appreciated!)

To apply, please send the following info to with "House Tour Search" as the subject, along with a sample house tour post:

• Your name and contact information
• Which of the 4 areas (NY, DC, LA/Southwest or SF/Northwest) you reside in
• 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 complete 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 house tour posts for submission.

Monday, June 14 (earlier is always appreciated!)
We will confirm your submission, and then review your submissions.

ANY QUESTIONS? Give us a shout:

moving--truck moving--dates moving--dolly moving--house moving--cal Created with Sketch. moving--apt