Are you a high school student interested in having your writing published and learning about the online publication process? If so, All Things Madison wants to hear from you!
Join our Teen Contributor program and be a part of telling the stories from our explosive Madison community.
Give us a glimpse into being a Madison teenager today. Where are the best hangouts? What are the coolest things about your high school? Tell us about navigating quarantine. Who offers teens the best summer jobs? Help share these stories and more!
No journalism experience necessary. Teen contributors must be at least a rising freshman (members from the class of 2020 are also welcome to write this summer.)
The only additional requirements are that you live in Madison, enjoy writing, and desire to learn more about online publishing.
Perks of being an All Things Madison Teen Contributor
Develop killer interview skills
You’ll attend a brief online workshop where you’ll learn more about how to interview subjects for your stories. You’ll build confidence in getting to know your community members and chatting with them to enhance your stories.
Improve writing skills
The more one writes, the better skills become! Improve your writing skills via editing, various writing styles, etc. Plus, there’s something about having your work published for others to read that’s very motivating to produce your best work!
Add the experience to your resume
Set yourself apart by adding “published writer” to your resume! Share links to your published work and show off your hard work.
Experience the publication process
You enjoy writing, but now what? What actually goes into sharing your words via a publication? Go behind the scenes as we edit, select photography, pick and choose a good title, optimize for search engines, add tags, and more. Writing the words is just the first step! Be a part of publishing your content from start to finish.
Inform a future career path
If you’ve wondered about a career in journalism or publishing of some kind, being a teen contributor is a great option to explore that career path a bit more without committing to it as a college major.
Display leadership and initiative
Being involved in producing written work and the publication process is hard work. Teachers, future employers, and college admissions will understand and recognize this as a drive for further education or knowledge in various areas.
Seeing your work is empowering
It’s special to see your hard work turn into an informative or entertaining read for others. Seeing it all come to life is empowering.
Ready to apply or have questions? Fill out this form below and Erica will be in touch within one week. Looking forward to hearing from you!