Lost Ogle seeking new Content Contributors…
10:09 AM EST on January 18, 2023
If you’re a long-time TLO reader, you’ve probably noticed things have grown a bit skimpy on the contributor side of things. This has been due to accident and design.
The accident part involved some unexpected contributor departures over the past year or so, while the design aspect had to do with me wanting to wait until we got our new brands, site design, and subscription management system launched before bringing new people into the fold.
Basically, I needed to wait until I had some other shit figured out before we made any new commitments or additions to the team.
Although I’m still trying to figure out some of that other shit, I think I’m finally comfortable enough with things to initiate some new TLO freelance content contributors.
Specifically, I’m for looking for individuals who A) like to write, B) are accountable, C) want an audience, D) enjoy The Lost Ogle and what we’re about, and E) are interested in the following beats and topics…
Bar & Nightlife Contributor
When it comes to reviewing local restaurants, eateries, drive-ins, food trucks, diners, chains based in Chickasha, etc., our man Louis Fowler has things covered. That being said, I once watched Louis try to order a virgin Old Fashioned at Junior’s, so it would be nice to have someone on the team more focused on the liquid equation of food and drink.
Specifically, I’m looking for a human who wants to submit reviews, observations, and other forms of drunken, clickable content related to the metro’s bar and nightlife scene once or twice a month.
Arts & Culture Critic
Whether it’s previewing a local art exhibition, gagging over a new Oklahoma band, or writing a harsh review of a local revue, I’m looking for someone to cover the Oklahoma arts and culture scene. Basically, I need someone who wants to go to an art opening or watch a new play or preview a concert and then write about it so I don’t have to.
Satire & Humor Collaborator
If you think you’re funny, enjoy entertaining and/or annoying others, and know your shit about Oklahoma, I’m looking for a contributor/collaborator to help produce humorous and satirical-focused content.
Usually, this means spinning a local news topic or item into a satirical bit or listicle, but I’m down for just about any idea if A) I think our readers will like it and click on it and B) You can deliver. You know, something like 7 other ways Stitt commutes to the Governor’s Mansion, Oklahoma School Supply Checklist by Sec. Ryan Walters, or 10 Oklahoma-themed Halloween Costume Ideas.
If you think you have what it takes to be a TLO contributor, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “I want to write for TLO!” Be sure to include what you are interested in doing, some noteworthy details yourself, and anything else you think is relevant, and we’ll go from there.
Before you fire off an email trying to impress me, here are two things to keep in mind:
– We pay our contributors… very poorly. We’re a small budget-strapped publication that’s not funded by a wealthy benefactor or financially backed by a ruling-class non-profit that’s looking to filter information. If you want to do this primarily for the fame and fun of it, you’re going to love writing for The Lost Ogle. If you’re doing this for the money, well, you’re going to be very disappointed.
That being said, as this site hopefully grows – or we gain a rich benefactor – there could be an opportunity for a contributorship to grow into something else. Just tossing that out there.
– Be patient. I own and operate two small businesses, co-parent a four year old, and enjoy having a social life. I also suffer from ADHD. If it takes me a minute or two to get back with you, don’t panic.
Anyway, I really look forward to hearing from you. Stay with The Lost Ogle. We’ll keep you advised.
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