Are you inquisitive, relentless and critical? Are you not afraid to pick up the phone or knock on doors to track down sources? Do you love trolling through public records?
If your answers to the above questions are yes, yes and hell yes, then we want you. The Houston Press is looking for freelance news writers to help our top-notch staff cover our city, county and state. If you're interested in reporting on local issues -- anything from crime to transportation to politics -- then we're interested in you. We're looking for writers with strong news judgment who can find unique and compelling local stories as well as newshounds who can feed us breaking news.
Anyone interested should send three samples of your best news writing and three story pitches to Editor-in-Chief Margaret Downing at email@example.com.
No phone calls.
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.