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The Fetch seeks contributing writers — October 27, 2013

The Fetch seeks contributing writers

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We’re massive lovers of content at The Fetch – be it creating, curating, consuming or sharing – and now we’re looking for external contributing writers.

We’re seeking a handful of contributors at the local level to produce interesting and relevant posts across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific (Australia/NZ). This is a cool opportunity for freelance writers and professional content creators to become our ongoing go-to contributor in a region. And yes, writers rejoice – these are paid contributor spots. 🙂

You’ll be recognised on The Fetch as the local contributing writer and your work will be read by a ever-growing community of professionals. Pieces will be published with a byline and any links you desire.

Writers should be:

  • Currently working as an independent writer, editor or content producer
  • Able to contribute at least two long-form (~800-word-plus posts) essay-style pieces and one short-form (curated lists or multimedia-driven) posts per month
  • Dependable, consistent and turn around copy on time
  • Completely across trends in digital, creative, startups, marketing, web/mobile, city happenings, career hacking, productivity, work-life happiness, urban geekiness and so forth in their region
  • Not too into themselves and a lover of high accuracy – this isn’t the place for loosely-researched opinion pieces
  • Fun, intelligent and insightful – we like to educate and entertain
  • Set-up to take payment from a US Inc. (payment will range from $50 to $150 per post depending on length and time)

Please email the following through to kate@thefetch.com:

  • Your website, Twitter, LinkedIn and portfolio
  • Links to examples of your three best published articles
  • Three example headlines of stories you would submit
  • Thee examples of brands, startups or individuals doing great things in your area
  • Your location and what regional contributor spot you’d like (this needs to be within our current city regions viewable at thefetch.com)
  • Why you want to be a contributing writer at The Fetch

We look forward to reviewing them there! We’ll do our best to respond to all applications and appreciate your time. 🙂


Image credit: Marie Campbell

Curator Year in Review 2012: Lisa in Berlin — December 11, 2012

Curator Year in Review 2012: Lisa in Berlin

As the end of 2012 approaches, we thought it’d be nice to have an update from our beloved city curators. Lisa Lang in Berlin shares some of her most appreciated events, spaces and top moments of 2012.

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Best event for meeting people?

To be honest, I don’t have a ‘best’ event. Berlin offers so many meetups and events – it is hard to say what is the best as everyones taste/needs are different.

Best event for content shared and learnings?

A highlight in town is definitely the Berlin Geekettes – they just launched the mentorship program for women in tech which will help a lot of people accelerate their careers and lives. Another event are the workshops by the Open Tech School – great place to get started with coding!

Personal event stye preference (breakfast/conference/workshop/etc/etc)?

I love the ‘first presentation then drinks’ events – get more knowledge and networking in one evening is the perfect mix.

Favourite source of local community news?

Twitter, SiliconAllee, uberlin.

Favourite coworking space?

Agora Collective is my absolute favourite, but a bit away from Mitte. Betahaus is still a great place to work in central Berlin.

Favourite cafe with wifi?

At the moment Vis a Vis as it close to my university. Melbourne Canteen is cool and has the best poached eggs in town.

What’s been a personal highlight and not so high moment of the year?

Personal highlights where the launch of my Smashing Book No. #3, hosting almost 10,000 people at Campus Party in Berlin and the launch of the Berlin Geekettes Mentorship Program. Not so high moment was the death of Stephen Richards Covey.

What have you enjoyed about being involved with The Fetch in 2012?

Getting to know more awesome events in town and meeting so many passionate people.

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

Berlin is going to reach another level in 2013. I know a number of events coming to town, more startups and more investors. It will be fast, hard, crazy and absolutely mind-blowing.

Hello Lisa – our Berlin fetcher — April 22, 2012

Hello Lisa – our Berlin fetcher

Berlin. Yep, we’re heading there. It took me all of one week out of a month-long stay to fall in love with the place last year and I’m pleased to see we’ve now got a fetch there. The best part about it? We’ve got the amazing Lisa Lang (@lilaineurope) as our city curator! I first met Lisa at a #socialmelb meetup in 2009 and have followed her journey with interest through her days at Sitepoint in Oz and most recently as head of content for Campus Party Germany and print editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. She’s also calls herself a “Geekette, Podcast Nerd and Whip-Cracker”. And there’s more! She’s bilingual! (She was born in Germany.) Check out more on her LinkedIn.

Lisa will be sharing the best events, meetups, community news, jobs and more in each fortnight’s fetch. You can submit items to her via email here, via @thefetchber, FB and don’t forget to subscribe on http://thefetch.com so we’ll arrive straight to your box. Our first black themed fetch will be sent shortly. As part of Lisa’s welcome, we put a few questions to her:

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How did you end up where you are today?

Long story, I started as freelance journalist, turned to a photographer, turned into a New Media student in Germany. From there I left for Australia, stay there for five years, started in PR, turned into project manager for web projects, turned into Program Director for web tech/design publishing. Now back in my most favourite city in Europe, fetchin’ for new adventures!

What makes you tick? What makes you ick?

The love and passion for the industry, the people, the projects, the stories. And chocolate and olives (but not necessarily at the same time).

Why do you love ‘fetchin?

I love the hunt; always looking for the next event/meetup, new stories, new people – there is a whole world out there!

What things excite you about our community right now?

The opportunities, the potential – imagine what is possible!

What’s your favourite thing about your city?

The energy! Berlin will go through a lot of changes in the next years and it is just the place to be in Europe right now.

Where can we find you in Berlin?

In one of the bars in Neukoelln Kiez, at coworking spaces, most of the time at some sort of event/meetup/drinks.

How can we connect with you?

I’m @lilaineurope on Twitter.

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