At RootsRated Media, we’re always on the lookout for good writers. We offer many opportunities to show off your stuff—whether it’s longform epics for the RootsRated.com Masthead or comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of topics for our custom content partners.

We pay, we’re fun to work with, and we offer a great platform for demonstrating your expertise in the outdoors, adventure, and travel markets, as well as a growing list of many other verticals. If it’s a good fit for everyone, you can almost certainly count on repeat assignments.

You don’t need top-tier writing cred to break in, but a few published clips always helps (sorry, the essay you wrote for your class final doesn’t count!). Our writers are passionate about their subjects, know the locations and topics they’re covering like the back of their hand, and write in a way that enhances and extends the voice of RootsRated Media. We always strive to bring on writers who are as excited to work with us as we are with them.

If all this info is getting you amped, then we’d love to hear from you! Please follow these guidelines to introduce yourself:

1. Send us an email to matchacontributors@getmatcha.com with an introductory paragraph that includes 3-5 sentences summing up your credentials, writing background, and why you want to write for RootsRated.

2. Include 3-5 links to your most recent and relevant writing samples. Please don’t send these as attachments, and pretty please don’t make us go digging through your website to find them. (Like all editors, we’re super busy people, and taking a few extra minutes to make less work for us is a huge help, especially when we’re just getting to know you.)

3. If you have a specific pitch for us, great! Feel free to include it with your intro. (But please make sure it’s more than just “Do you want a story on the best day hikes outside of Atlanta?” For a deeper dive into crafting pitches that really stand out, check out these guidelines.)

No pitch? No worries. Sometimes, the timing works out perfectly, when we’re looking for a solid writer with your specialty or geographic expertise at about the same time you reach out, and—voila!—everybody wins.

4. We do our best to respond to all emails as quickly as we can, but please resist the urge to send repeated follow-up messages. If you haven’t heard back from us within two weeks, feel free to follow up. If we think you’re a good fit, we’ll keep you in mind for future stories—or we just might assign your idea on the spot!

Thanks again for reaching out. We look forward to hearing from you.


Thank you for the opportunity to collaborate, but currently we are not accepting guest posts for the RootsRated.com Masthead.