Readers sometime ask us how to join our writing staff. While we’re thrilled to have Zach working part time, it is our volunteer writers (including yours truly) who guide the overall direction of the site and allow us to cover far more than one person can manage. Staff writers get more freedom to publish what they want on the front page, access to our informative and entertaining internal communications, and a few social opportunities. More importantly, the natural flow of things is that many volunteers eventually move on after a while. Keeping STB vibrant and interesting requires new — and especially diverse — voices.
If you have something unique to share with our readers related to transit or land use or cities generally, writing a guest post is the easiest way to start. Many people have a couple of posts about transit in them (and we welcome guest posts from anyone), but successful staff volunteers have enough inspiration to write at least a post or two a month for an extended period of time.
To write a guest post, simply sign up for Page 2. Instead of hitting ‘publish’ immediately, you might save your piece as a draft and send us a note. An article that gets an editing pass or two has a much higher chance of making it to the front page. If you’re interested in writing, but the mechanics of online writing and publishing seem too intimidating, let us know and we’ll find other ways to collaborate.
After a few successful guest posts, if you still have more to say, we’ll invite you to join the handful of people that have helped lead the conversation on transit in Greater Seattle. If that sounds interesting to you, sign up for a Page 2 account and let’s start working together.