Join the Detroit Mom Team

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Hey there, Mama!

Are you a Detroit Area Mom who enjoys being creative and connecting with women in your community?

Have you been looking for the perfect opportunity to grow a supportive relationship with other moms while showing off your creative talents?

Not interested in writing but you’d love to be a part of something amazing?! We have opportunities within our Community Groups. We’d love to have you!

Detroit Mom Open Call

The Detroit Mom contributor team is growing and we’re SO excited! We are looking for local women with fresh and diverse voices who are passionate about motherhood and who want to share their experiences with other women in the city of Detroit and beyond. Detroit Mom is committed to creating a community where ALL moms feel welcome at the table, and we are expanding our team to give space to the voices we haven’t heard from yet.

So, is it your voice and experience that we’re missing? We want to hear from you!

Or, do you know someone who would be great in this role? We hope you’ll tell them about this opportunity!

*Note: You do not have to be a blogger to apply. Most of the women who apply don’t have blogs or any other outlet in which they share their writing. This is a volunteer role with some fun perks! Keep reading…

We’re incredibly excited that you would consider sharing your thoughts and experiences with Detroit Mom readers! Before you think more on the opportunity, please read the following guidelines and feel free to contact us with any questions. We welcome ALL questions. We want to make sure this is the best fit for YOU. We have plenty of opportunities depending on what you love the most about being part of a community.

Who we are looking for….

The Detroit area is a vibrant community with so many amazing parenting styles and cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds represented and we would love to continue to build a team that echoes the diversity of our community. We want to make sure we are keeping that in mind, and the contributors we are looking for are…

  • Moms in and around the Detroit area who have a passion for motherhood, our city, and creating content of all types.
  • Women with a sense of humor and zest for life who don’t tend to take themselves too seriously.
  • A diverse group of women who represent the demographics of our community.
  • Moms of children of all ages, from infants to college-age and beyond.
  • Women who aspire to be mothers.

Think LOCAL : We love to keep our content relevant to Detroit and the surrounding areas, or at least within driving distance for day trips and outings. Content can feature places to go and things to do while more general topics {potty training, DIY, working, etc.} can be given a local twist simply because they are written by a local mom – YOU!

Think MOMS : It may sound obvious, but Detroit Mom’s target audience is made up of moms or moms-to-be, so it only makes sense that our content remains under the broad category of parenting, within which you have a ton of subtopics to choose from – the experience of being a mom, phases of development, tips and tricks, home management strategies specific to moms, culture and community, work experience, and of course, all the locally-focused ideas mentioned above. If you have an idea that interests you and your friends, our readers would probably love to read about it, too!

Think CONNECTIONS : We encourage you to think critically about ways to engage your audience. Being a mom is far easier with a supportive community and creating those connections is our number one goal. You may think you’re the only one who has ever experienced something, but more likely than not there’s another mom hoping to connect with a similar story.

Most Importantly : Create what you love, and love what you create!

We are looking for moms to create content in the following areas:

  • Full-length blog posts
  • Microblog posts
  • Video blog posts
  • Social media posting
  • Creating Reels for IG
  • Creating memes

As you consider what content to submit as a sample with your application, please think on these important guidelines:

  • Your sample submissions must be original to you, meaning, you are the author. Please keep copyright infringement laws in mind.
  • The submission with your application should be a sampling of your content of choice. If you are interested in creating more than one type of content, please submit one piece for each.
  • Content should be free from the following: profanity, sexual language, political endorsement of a party or candidate, political commentary, op-ed commentary on controversial social and/or political issues, and derogatory or inflammatory language.

If you’re selected to join our team of writers, here’s what you can expect:

What you give….

Detroit Mom contributors are required to submit original content monthly that fits within the brand and mission of Detroit Mom. Depending on the type of content, there are different requirements.

For full blog posts or video blog posts, the requirement is one original post per month.

For microblog posts, two separate microblog pieces are required per month.

Have you seen those pictures floating around Facebook with the lengthy captions? Those are microblogs. They’re prominent on Instagram as well. Personal, relatable stories about everyday life and relationships often connect with our readers. If this sounds interesting, microblogging might be for you!

Social Media posting requirements will vary depending on the type of post, length of time required, etc.

Other contributor requirements:

A six-month commitment to creating and submitting original content
Reside in or around Detroit
A passion for moms, kids, and our community
Interaction with our content on social media
Interest and availability to attend Detroit Mom events
A reliable, positive, and fun personality!

What you get….

Your photo and bio on the Detroit Mom Contributor webpage (unfortunately, due to COVID, we were unable to do our annual photoshoot and we have many new faces still to add.)
Links to your personal blog and/or social media handles (if you choose to share them) in your author bio below your articles
Involvement in the DM Contributor Facebook group
Opportunities to test out products and/or services
Professional editing provided by DM’s Content Editor on every article you submit
Access to pre-sale tickets to DM events as available
Workshops and personal development
New friendships and an amazing experience!

What you should do….

Fill out the application and submit your content sample(s). Once we close submissions, we’ll let you know that we’re on the way to bury ourselves in all of your content. Ongoing updates will be sent by email from the Detroit Mom team!

Deadline to apply is Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 11:59pm.

*There will be no exceptions to the application deadline.

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