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Social Media Specialist

Part-time, work from home position

ParentMap is seeking an experienced, creative Social Media Specialist to manage ParentMap’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube) and develop a strategy that will help ParentMap substantially increase our social media presence, audience engagement and referral traffic.

The ideal candidate will have an exceptional track record managing social media channels, a passion for creative storytelling and the ability to craft clever messaging that connects ParentMap’s content to parents through parenting smarts, wit and humor.

The Social Media Specialist will work in conjunction with the Digital Marketing Manager to create and execute a detailed social media strategy to grow ParentMap’s highly engaged audience of Puget Sound parents and maximize website traffic.

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Freelance Writers

We welcome pitches from freelance writers for ParentMap.com or a future issue of ParentMap magazine. Please review the following guidelines below before writing your query letter or pitch.

1. Take a close look at ParentMap magazine, ParentMap.com and the type of pieces we publish before drafting your query. This will give you a good idea of the different kinds of stories we publish, our voice and our audience. As a Puget Sound-based monthly print publication and a national-audience website publishing daily, we're interested in both locally-anchored Puget Sound stories and broader parenting pieces.

2. We cover family life from pregnancy through college and beyond, and we aim for a diverse chorus of voices. We welcome guest bloggers who have a distinct voice and unique perspective on some aspect of parenting or family life, and we love writers who can swoop in and quickly riff on current affairs and parenting zeitgeists alike.

3. We generally work with writers who have some experience, so please list the publications in which your work has been published and, as available, links to your previous work.

4. Payment for stories depends on length and placement of the article. ParentMap purchases first American rights, print and electronic, for articles and pays within 30 days following publication.

Please email queries and pitches to editor@parentmap.com