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The Dallas Observer Arts and Culture Section Is Looking for Writers

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So you took out student loans for a liberal arts degree and ended up selling life insurance. You could let your sharp writing skills and instinct for a good story atrophy, but why don't you keep them in tip-top shape writing for the Dallas Observer's arts and culture section in your spare time instead?

We're looking for freelance contributors who have a finger to the wind of the most interesting, weird, cool or important things happening in Dallas culture right now, the people skills to tease out a story's heart in interviews and writing ability to put it all down in a compelling way. 

In conversation with your friends are you constantly identifying emerging trends and issues affecting Dallas? We want you, but in a totally platonic way. Probably.

Culture is a wide umbrella, so a degree of comfort covering an array of subjects from film, to theater, to books, to art is desirable. However, if you have a niche interest or area of expertise that you want to take the lead on we want to hear from you too.

We're especially interested in writers who will consistently pitch ideas and commit to taking on at least one story a week. Experience in journalism is preferred but not necessary.

If this sounds like the job for you, please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to caroline.north@dallasobserver.com.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

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