We are always looking for blog writers to write about the Fraser Valley.
You can write up to four blog posts per month that highlight a Fraser Valley park, neighborhood, shopping mall, event, restaurant, business, or recreation center. During COVID you could spotlight businesses that have an online presence or promotion.
Each post should be approximately 500 words and include:
- 1 – 3 original photos or posted with permission of the photographer/business owner. (Name the photo file with keywords and alt text before you upload it to the website.)
- A link to the website of the business, government page, or wherever the reader can get more information.
Additional contact information in the footer for businesses including web address, business owner or PR contact info, physical address, phone number, email address, and social media profile links.
- A link to the neighborhood page on the real estate website, if there is one.
- Collaborate with the editor on a content schedule.
- Keywords include the name of the business, park, or event, and the relevant city/neighborhood.
- Fraser Valley should be mentioned at least once and twice when it flows naturally.
- “Things to do” and “things to do in X” X=the city/neighborhood and/or “Fraser Valley”.
If relevant, include “real estate” or “land” or “property”.
Social Media Support
Facebook and Posts (6-8)
- Three posts should be scheduled for the first three weeks after the blog is posted. Each post should include a unique blog take away plus “click here (or on the link or on the image below) for X, Y, Z). Make it interesting and compelling!
- Schedule three more posts for the three months following publishing. All posts should be scheduled for different times of day and days of the week so we can hit different audiences and split test the best times for views and engagement.
- If the topic is seasonal, add another two scheduled posts for the same time next year.
Instagram – 2 posts and 2 stories
Notify editor when Social Media posts go out.
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- Send your resume and links to one or two blog posts that you have written to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you don’t have any current blog posts write a 500-word blog post about an event or business in the Fraser Valley using the above criteria. If we post it, we will pay you $75.
- No phone calls, please.
- We will only respond to suitable candidates.