Freelance Guidelines

While we maintain our own team of writers, photographers and videographers we welcome and encourage others to send freelance pitches. If this sounds like something you'd like to do, please read the following before sending anything our way.

Send all pitches to editors [at] blogto [dotcom]

Video pitches

Facebook is our main distribution channel for videos. Please familiarize yourself with what we've been doing by watching some of our videos here

If you'd like to create one or more videos for us, please send us the following info:

  • Proposed video concept (video format, synopsis of what will be in the video, whether the video will include sound, dialogue, captions etc.)
  • Video length (ex. 45 seconds)
  • Estimated start and submission date (when you will start shooting it and when you plan to submit it for our review)
  • Whether the video is a one-off or if you are pitching it as part of a limited or ongoing series
  • A link to your video portfolio
  • A list of tools you will be using to shoot and edit the video
  • Your required fee for the video (how much you'd like to be paid)

Already created a video and looking for distribution? We might like to partner with you. Here are some videos others have created in the past that we've distributed via our Facebook page.

Please note that as a distribution partner we will require the source video to upload to our Facebook page.

Photography pitches

At this time we are not seeking any new staff photographers to add to our Photo team, however, we are accepting one-off pitches for individual events or thematic based posts.

Here are some examples of the types of photography pitches we would be looking for:

If you'd like to send us a photography pitch please include the following info:

  • Details on what you'd like to shoot for us (whether it's a specific event, list, topic or theme based photo gallery)
  • If writing is needed to complement/explain the photos, please include details on whether you will be providing the writing, collaborating with another writer or would require us to assign a writer
  • Estimated number of photos included in your submission
  • Estimated start and submission date (when you will start shooting and when you plan to submit it the photos)
  • A link to your photo portfolio
  • Your required fee (how much you'd like to be paid)
Writing pitches

Please note we are not currently accepting any writing pitches that involve product lists, lists of businesses or business reviews. Instead, what we are looking for are timely ("newsy") articles about something happening in your neighbourhood, community, sub-culture or the city in general.

Please don't send us any pitches that are derived from a press release. Pitches should be based on an original idea you've discovered based on your own research, observations, conversations, community involvement etc. 

Here are some examples of the types of articles we'd be looking for:

If you'd like to send us a writing pitch please include the following info:

  • The proposed headline, format and word count for the article
  • Suggested photography to accompany the article. Please include details on whether you will be providing the photos, collaborating with a photographer, sourcing the photos from social media or another third party, or would require us to assign a photographer
  • Estimated article submission date
  • A link to your writing portfolio
  • Your required fee (how much you'd like to be paid)

Thanks to everyone in advance for your interest in contributing to the site. Please send all pitches to editors [at] blogto [dotcom]