Writing For Health Publications

Angilee Shah interviewed Daniel Weintraub about how freelancers can break into Weintraub’s HealthyCal.org, the startup he launched last year after leaving the Sacramento Bee.

According to Shah: Weintraub’s site is “looking for new contributors from all over the state to connect Sacramento politics with ground realities.”

In Weintraub’s words: “We are looking for one or two stories per month out of several communities around California, but the exact number of stories will depend on how many contributors we have in each location and the flow of the news…We’re looking for people in central Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Long Beach, the Coachella Valley, and in Bakersfield, Merced, Fresno, Salinas and the Bay Area. In some of these places we already have established contributors, but we might consider adding more depth so that we have continuity if some of our current writers move on.”

Pay ranges from $250-$750, and interested parties should contact assistant editor Heather Tirado Gilligan, at heathertgilligan AT earthlink.net.

Read the rest of the post here, or if you have a health story that doesn’t quite fit the California angle, mediabistro.com AvantGuild members can access 32 “how to pitch” articles for Cosmo, Yoga Journal, and Weight Watchers magazines (among others) right here.