CollegeHumor.com is so much more than just a viral video factory. The site boasts 15 million monthly uniques and includes a broad array of content, from listicles to classic comics to humorous graphics and original videos.
Good news for freelancers: CollegeHumor is on the hunt for new writers: “We’re very interested in increasing the amount of freelance input we have right now,” says editor-in-chief Susanna Wolff. The site has three main sections: “Articles,” “Videos” and “Pictures.” If you’re pitching to “Articles,” make sure your writing is as succinct as possible:
As far as writing is concerned, don’t expect New Yorker-like depth. Six-hundred words is considered way too long for the site’s readers. Short, snappy writing with lots of visual elements does well here. If you have an idea for an illustration but can’t draw, no worries! CollegeHumor will find one for you. “[You] can pitch an idea with a request for illustration and we can either have an in-house illustrator help make the idea come to life or sync them up with a freelance cartoonist that we would hire.”
To hear more about the site, including the proper etiquette when sending in a submission, read: How To Pitch: CollegeHumor.com.
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