GreenPages' Writers and Channel Guides
GreenPages Directory is seeking experienced and highly-skilled online freelance Writers and Channel Guides who are credible authorities in their fields, are capable of conveying information with conviction and an entrepreneurial spirit, and have a deep passion for sustainability.
Our goal is to develop a roster of experts with established credentials and highly-regarded reputations to create community content that enhances our directory listings.
How You Benefit
On average, GPD's database attracts thousands of unique visitors per month in North America and is currently experiencing rapid growth. Our community platform integrates into this database and offers Writers and Channel Guides an established audience and the means to grow that audience.
With access to detailed site metrics, you can determine the best strategies to address the needs and interests of our audience.
Career flexibility and development
Our platform allows you the freedom to publish the content you want, when you want. This flexibility allows you to continue other career commitments, and/or use GPD as a foundation for additional opportunities.
Become a Writer
Writers create original and easy-to-read articles to meet the diverse needs of their readers. Writers must first join the GreenPages Community as a Subscriber before applying to be a Writer.
You possess strong writing and research skills, a thorough understanding of your topic area, and impeccable integrity. You are not required to produce ongoing content. You retain copyright to your articles, and may leverage your established readership to promote your GPD content.
Channel topics include:
|Agriculture & Food||Home & Garden|
|Computers & Electronics||Human Resources|
|Conferences, Events & Trade Shows||Industry & Packaging|
|Construction, Development & Real Estate||Media, Communications & Publishing|
|Dining & Entertainment||Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture|
|Eco-Innovation||Office Equipment & Supplies|
|Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity||Personal Care & Cosmetics|
|Environment & Climate||Spirituality & Consciousness|
|Fair Trade, Finance & The Social Economy||Transportation|
|Fashion & Clothing||Travel, Tourism & Lodging|
|Fitness, Sports & Recreation||Waste Management & Recycling|
|Forestry & Silviculture||Water Quality & Water Pollution|
|Healthcare & Nutrition|
Become a Channel Guide
Channel Guides are writers who facilitate discussions and moderate comments in both the community and directory to ensure constructive conversations. Channel Guides must first join the GreenPages Community as a Subscriber before applying to be a Channel Guide.
You possess a solutions-oriented mindset, strong research skills and a deep knowledge of your chosen channel. You are available to manage your channel and writers on a regular basis. You may promote your content through GPD-branded newsletters and blogs, and also encourage other writers to join our team.
The Community Channels and related Directory Categories are as follows:
|Community Channels||Related Directory Categories/Channels|
|Agriculture & Food||Agriculture, Horticulture & Viticulture
Food & Beverage
|Computers & Electronics||Computers & Electronics|
|Conferences, Events & Trade Shows||Conferences, Events & Trade Shows|
|Construction, Development & Real Estate||Construction
|Dining & Entertainment||Dining & Entertainment|
|Eco-Innovation||Energy & Environment
Waste Management & Recycling
|Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity||Energy & Environment|
|Energy||Energy & Environment|
|Environment & Climate||Energy & Environment|
|Fair Trade, Finance & The Social Economy||Finance|
|Fashion & Clothing||Apparel & Accessories|
|Fitness, Sports & Recreation||Fitness, Sports & Recreation|
|Forestry & Silviculture||Forestry & Silviculture|
|Healthcare & Nutrition||Healthcare & Nutrition|
|Home & Garden||Home & Garden
Hobbies, Crafts & Toys
|Human Resources||Business & Professional Services|
|Industry & Packaging||Industry|
|Media, Communications & Publishing||Media & Communications
Books & Publications
|Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture||Fisheries & Aquaculture|
|Office Equipment & Supplies||Office Equipment & Supplies|
|Personal Care & Cosmetics||Personal Care, Beauty & Spas|
|Remote Communities||Energy & Environment
Waste Management & Recycling
|Spirituality & Consciousness||Spirituality & Consciousness|
|Transportation||Automotive & Personal Transportation
Transportation & Public Transit
|Travel, Tourism & Lodging||Travel, Tourism & Lodging|
|Waste Management & Recycling||Waste Management & Recycling|
|Water Quality & Water Pollution||Water Quality & Water Resource Management|
GPD has a two-phased approach to selecting Writers and Channel Guides.
Applicants submit original writing samples that are assessed for:
- Subject/industry expertise
- Writing quality
- Tone and voice
- Integrity in writing and research
Applicants use our publishing tools to create a sample site, using the content created in Phase 1, that is assessed on:
- Web formatting
- Content promotion
How much experience do Writers and Channel Guides need?
In general, you have gained expertise through several years of experience, study or independent training in your chosen topic area. This experience could come from a professional practice, personal interest, or as an author or journalist.
Who retains the copyright for works produced for GPD?
Contract terms vary depending on contractor type. In cases where the contractor retains copyright to their articles, GPD retains a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content, and to make such content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom GreenPages' has associations for the provision of syndicated services.
What level of technical experience and equipment is required?
A computer and internet access are a must. We prefer applicants who have a basic knowledge of HTML, experience with Content Management Systems, in addition to web navigation and formatting skills. Familiarity with site analytics is helpful.
Is there a Writer and Channel Guide Agreement?
Writers and Channel Guides work under our general contract that details our publishing terms and copyright licensing as outlined further in the application process.