Dallas Media Alert, Call for Freelance Writers: The Dallas Observer Press Office is looking for pitches

Do you enjoy browsing public archives? Are you keeping a close eye on what is happening at the town hall? Are you tracking rising rents and the impact they’re having on Dallas neighborhoods? In short, do you have your thumb on the pulse of Dallas news?

If so, we have news for you. In addition to hiring a dedicated editor, the Dallas ObserverThe information office is launching a call for proposals.

We’re looking for writers who can contribute news articles, features, and long stories with a Dallas hook. Our rates vary by story and will be negotiated prior to any presentation going live.

We’re especially interested in Dallas stories that touch on:

  • City hall
  • Local policy
  • Public health
  • Crime
  • Courts
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Environmental problems
  • Education
  • Civil rights

Also, with the midterm elections coming up in November, we expect the news to only get busier by then.

As a weekly alternative, we publish a print edition every Thursday. But we also publish new stories online Monday through Friday.

Before you pitch, we hope you familiarize yourself with our stories.

To get an idea of ​​the type of news articles we like, check out our news section here. When it comes to features and long stories, we’re interested in deeply reported profiles, stories, and explainers. To get an idea of ​​the kind of features and long articles we publish, check out our long reads section here.

If you are a local writer with an idea for a well-reported story, please contact our editor, Patrick Strickland, at [email protected] and our editor, Patrick Williams, at [email protected] Please include the word “Pitch” in the subject line of your email.