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Call for pitches: Call for pitches – Environmental Justice in Washington or California

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We are seeking pitches from freelancers on the specific topic of Environmental Justice in either California or Washington state. Please send ideas to and include links to 2-3 examples of your previous audio work. In the subject of the email write Pitch: Environmental Justice.

Pay rate is $1200 for a 13:30 minute segment. More on rates and the types of stories we accept below.

Please submit pitches by email to



For radio freelancers:

Level 1. $1,200 plus travel reimbursement up to $100
9-12 minute piece that will: Involve research and original reporting • Require the reporter to have substantial subject matter expertise • Involve time-consuming reporting • Have a sophisticated narrative • Might require travel by the reporter • Have sound that does not involve phone tape • Be rich in a variety of sounds demonstrative or supportive of the story.

Level 2. $750 plus travel reimbursement up to $100
9-12 minute piece that will: Involve multiple interviews • Involve interviews conducted where the interviewee is carrying on activities relevant to the story • Involve sound, scenes, and advanced radio storytelling techniques • Involve reporter having good prior knowledge of subject matter • Require editorial mentorship provided by Making Contact

Other lengths and repurposed content, terms discussed

We accept a range of content, including original and repurposed content to a fill 26:30-minute documentary edition, as well as unedited recordings of interviews, speeches and events. Rates vary. An exclusive is not necessary, but air dates for multiple outlets should be discussed. Please submit pitches by email to

Please see our submission guidelines for more info on our style guidelines. Your work will air on our 151 affiliate stations and on our podcast.

Author: Jessica Partnow

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