Contributors Wanted!

Hither & Thither is looking for help!

5 Things Contributors
Many of you have mentioned that you come to Hither & Thither for travel tips! (Thank you!) So as we head into the new year, I am excited to be relaunching the Five Things Travel Series! I’ve found that when asking people advice about visiting their city, it’s best to ask them “where would you take a friend?” The results are more passionate, personal takes on cities around the world, with insider travel tips on where to eat, shop, stay, and play in their neighborhoods.

I’ve brought on a wonderful remote editor, Molly, to help me coordinate the series and we are looking for contributors. Are you or someone you know interested in sharing your favorite “five things” with readers? Contributors should have a substantial relationship to the city they are pitching and have some sort of public presence or influence that lends an authority on the city (blogger, shop owner, gallery director, restaurant owner, etcetera). They should also be able to provide beautiful, inspirational photos to pair with the post, and have a clear writing voice. We are looking for cities that people are planning trips to (or maybe ones which you think they should be!). There are currently 35 cities in the archives, so please double check that you have a new city (or else a new, unique take on a larger one or on a specific neighborhood). Family-friendly tips are a bonus! Promoting your own shop or business is totally fine if it’s a suggestion others would appreciate! This is an unpaid assignment, but I would love to share your perspective, and spread the word about your own projects with wonderful, interested readers in return.

Please email pitches to [email protected], with the Subject Line “5 Things/Name+City” Thank you in advance!

Home and Design Contributor
I’m looking for a part time (ideally a few hours a week) remote editor to work on features for Home & Design. Candidates should be familiar with Hither & Thither and have a similar aesthetic. Be sure to tell me why you think you’d be a good fit, what draws you to Hither & Thither, where you look for design inspiration, and some examples of content you would like to work on for the site. This is a paid position.

Please email me at [email protected] with the subject line “Home Editor/[your name].” A formal resume isn’t necessary, but links to any of your websites or social media accounts and Pinterest pages would be great.

SEO Professional
I’m looking for someone who will use Google analytics to optimize the site and help me to improve my current practices. I’d like to be kept abreast of the technical fixes I need to make, but ask you, the expert, to make those fixes.

E.g. identifying the top keyword choice for each post; filling out the Yoast form for each post based on the chosen keyword; making sure the chosen keyword appears in each post wherever appropriate; reformatting posts with necessary headings; making any other needed updates to each post before hitting republish; using Google analytics to track republished posts and reporting improvements; as well as staying current on SEO trends and changes.

The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of experience with other clients; reads lifestyle blogs and is familiar with Hither & Thither; and is efficient, responsible, and easy to communicate with.

Please email me at [email protected] with the subject line “SEO/[your name].” Let me know what kind of SEO experience you’ve had, what your typical process looks like, and how you would propose we get started. Please indicate compensation requirements. This is a paid position.


Finally, if you would ever like to pitch a specific essay that you think would be a good fit on Hither & Thither, please reach out. Recipes, wisdom, projects would also be such a treat! But while exposure may be a benefit, please do not pitch advertisements. Here are some examples of past contributions: Infancy Again, and On Being a Sister. Also, having more than one child and a beautiful recipe.

Thank you so much for your time and interest! I look forward to hearing from you!

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