Become an Idealist Careers contributing writer


Have you been hoping to see a particular story, topic, interview, or list of resources on Idealist Careers? Sure, you could just let us know what you’ve been waiting for here in the comments section, but wouldn’t it be more fun to write the piece yourself, and get paid for it?

Whether you’re a seasoned nonprofit professional or a budding freelance writer, if you have a way with words and a passion for the social-impact and career-development space, we want to hear from you!

We’re seeking experienced writers to pitch and create original content—two engaging and informative pieces per month—that speaks to a diverse audience that spans from social-impact professionals to nonprofit dabblers, and everything in between.

Idealist Careers Contributing Writer Opportunity


Accepted writers will be a part of Idealist Careers’ Contributing Writers Program managed by our editor with potential for ongoing or recurring engagements.

For more details and to apply, please visit the job posting on For consideration, please submit your complete application (resume, cover letter, writing sample) by September 12, 2017. The application period is brief, so start organizing your materials today!

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As a seasoned communications professional with 13+ years of nonprofit experience and 5+ years of experience creating engaging content and copy, I love the idea that a thoughtfully crafted piece of content can spark social change. Here at Idealist Careers, I'm eager to offer job seekers, game changers, and do-gooders actionable tips, career resources, and "social-impact lifestyle" advice.


  1. Lynne McCormick on

    If something needs to be discussed from the point of the article reader, could the reader contribute an idea, suggestion, or article that they have knowledge of?

    • Alexis Margolin on

      Hi, Lynne! Thanks for your question. To clarify, are you asking if readers can suggest one-off pitches to Idealist Careers?

      • Yes. I keep hearing the phrase that “seventy percent of people with disabilities are unemployed. ” I would like to find out if that is an accurate figure. Also, why it is so, and what can be done about it.

    • Alexis Margolin on

      Hi Charlotte, thanks for your message! Yes, the posting expired this week. However, I know there were quite a few folks who were hoping to submit and didn’t get around to it. If you would like to submit your materials for our consideration, feel free to send them over to Thanks for your interest!

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