Join Our Writing Team! {Open Call for Contributors}

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The Charleston Moms Team is growing and we are currently looking for fresh, local voices who are passionate about our city and interested in sharing their stories! 

Are you the next Charleston Moms Contributor?

For the last 7 and 1/2 years, Charleston Moms has been encouraging, equipping, and empowering local moms through relevant resources and a meaningful community. Our outstanding team continues to grow!

We are looking for local voices to join our writing team, and we want to hear from you. This is a volunteer position, but there are some really fun perks to make it all worthwhile. We are interested in receiving applications from women in all walks of life, seasons, and stages.

We are looking for local moms who know how to write, have a passion for motherhood and their community, and are looking for a way to connect! Note: you don’t have to have a portfolio of published work to apply!

What You GIVE ::

  • One original article per month that fits within the brand and mission of Charleston Moms.
  • An active presence on social media. Facebook is required.
  • Your presence, when possible, at Charleston Moms events and contributor gatherings.
  • A passion for moms, kids, and the Charleston area.
  • Reliability, integrity, team spirit, and your own unique, fun perspective.

What You GET ::

  • Your photo and bio on the Charleston Moms Contributors page (with links to your personal website and/or social media handles if you choose to share them).
  • A headshot and team photo shoot with Charleston Moms.
  • Access to the Charleston Moms Contributors Facebook group and other internal communications and resources.
  • New friendships and the amazing opportunity to influence and encourage local moms.
  • Opportunity to test products/sponsored experiences for review as they become available.
  • Information and professional development in the areas of writing, blogging, SEO, social media, and event management (as available).
  • Opportunity to do contributor takeovers on our platform and display your work on our social media channels.
  • Access to pre-sale, discounted, or free tickets to upcoming Charleston Moms events.
  • Access to sponsored events and outings.
  • Professional editing on every article you submit.
  • Coffee shop meetings, hugs, new friends, and play dates!

Things to NOTE ::

  • We know that life is busy, and if this is something that interests you but you know that you can’t commit to submitting one article per month, we encourage you to still apply! Please just include a note about how often you think you could commit to submitting articles.
  • If writing just isn’t your thing but you love our mission and want to be involved with Charleston Moms somehow, please email us at [email protected] and let us know how you think you can bring your strengths or interests to Charleston Moms.

What To DO ::

  • Fill out the form below in its entirety.
  • Deadline is Sunday, November 27, 2022 (unfortunately there will be no exceptions).
  • Email [email protected] with any questions.

General writing guidelines

We so appreciate you taking the time to contribute your thoughts, experience, and inspiration to the Charleston Moms readers! Before you begin typing away, please read the following guidelines, and feel free to contact us with any questions.
  • Think LOCAL: We love to keep all of our content relevant to the Charleston area . . . or at least within driving distance for day trips and outings. Articles can feature places to go and things to do while more general topics (feeding, potty training, DIY, etc.) can be given a local twist simply because they are written by a local mom – YOU!
  • Think MOMS: It may sound obvious, but our target audience is made up of moms, so it only makes sense that our content should remain under the broad category of parenting writing, within which you have a ton of subtopics to choose from – the experience of being a mom, stages, and phases of development, tips and tricks, home management strategies specific to moms, and of course, all the locally-focused ideas mentioned earlier. At the end of the day though, we are all moms just trying to make our lives a little bit more enjoyable. If you have an idea that interests you and your friends, then our readers would probably love to read about it too!
  • Think CONNECTIONS: We encourage you to think critically about ways to engage your audience. Try to include clever and catchy post titles that draw people in or spark curiosity, and give your readers a reason to comment by asking questions – ‘So tell me, what is the most awful potty training experience you have ever encountered?’
  • Most Importantly: Write what you love, and love what you write!

So, is it your voice and experience that we’re missing? We want to hear from you!

Maybe it’s not you, but your friend who would be perfect for this! We hope you’ll tell them about this opportunity!


Open Call for Contributors 2022

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