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Orlando Informer is seeking freelance writers to work on the world’s leading Universal Orlando vacation planning website.

Writers

We’re looking for self-driven writers with a knowledge of Universal and/or Disney to submit at least two 900-1250 word articles per month for at least 6 months. Writers should be:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • able to convey their ideas clearly with limited grammatical errors.
  • able to conduct themselves professionally and responsibly, both in-park and on social media.
  • willing to fact-check their own articles.
  • creative, providing a fresh perspective into planning a vacation to the parks.

Compensation:  As one of the handful of theme park-focused sites that pay, we will compensate you at a rate competitive with the rest of the industry: up to $35 per article. Larger-scale projects have also been offered in the past, paying up to $500/per project.

Please note, if you applied to become a contributor on our site after July 2015, you do not need to apply again. We are continuing to contact applicants as spots become available.

What we provide

In addition to compensation, we provide the following:

Exposure: We are the leading independent resource for guests visiting Universal. Last year millions of families used our website to plan the perfect vacation and gain complete confidence in their knowledge of the parks. Your work will be read by tens of thousands of readers. We do allow you to link back to your personal social media channels or blog.

Opportunity: You will work with a team of some of the most knowledgeable theme park personalities, whose writing and opinions have been found in The Huffington Post, USA Today, and the Orlando Sentinel. Orlando Informer writers are given the opportunity to attend media events throughout Central Florida.

The majority of our site’s leadership began in a writing position. Marc, our Contributing Editor, began as a writer covering Universal’s history and future. Chuck, Community Manager for Orlando Informer, submitted trip reports to various Universal Parks worldwide. Taylor, Orlando Informer’s Owner and Editor, wrote about industry conventions, Halloween Horror Nights, and the Resort’s future prior to acquiring the site.

How to apply

Developers: This position has been filled. Thank you for your interest.

Writers: To apply you will need to tell us about yourself, provide three article ideas, and a 900 to 1,250 word writing sample. We regret that, due to the volume of applications received, only applicants of interest will be contacted.

Writers should complete the application here. If you applied after July 2015, you do not need to apply again.

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Taylor Strickland Taylor Strickland is the Owner & Editor at Orlando Informer, the internationally awarded independent resource for guests visiting Orlando. In this position, he leads the website's overall direction and day-to-day operations, working with a team of writers, editors, developers, and producers.