PolicyMic Launches the D.C. City Challenge

PolicyMic is looking for the best and brightest millennials in Washington, D.C. to join our first-ever D.C. City Challenge, designed to train young politically-minded all-stars how to write amazing articles on the topics you care most about!

Last month, PolicyMic introduced its millennial writer’s competition, the April 50 Under 30 challenge. It was a huge success, and inspired us to go even further with the D.C. City Challenge – the first in a series of city-inspired challenges to strengthen PolicyMic’s presence in major geographical regions across the U.S. Given the number of smart, ambitious millennials we have working and attending college in D.C., we can think of no better place to focus our community-building efforts than our nation’s capitol.

Here’s how it works: During the month of May, we’re offering 100 people who live, work or go to school in the D.C. area the chance to compete for a spot on the PolicyMic writing team. New writers will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of digital media, get experience composing viral content, and work directly with an editor to receive feedback on their writing and to help promote their work.  

Participants will also join an elite and growing network of PolicyMic pundits in D.C. and gain access to happy hours and other off-line events in the city.

About PolicyMic: PolicyMic is a high-quality democratic news and media platform powered by millennials. Our mission is to engage smart young thinkers in thoughtful discussion on current events. We have 5 million+ unique readers per month and a growing community of contributors across the world.

How to apply:

1) If you’re brand-new to PolicyMic, apply to become a one of May’s 100 new D.C. writers. Deadline: Friday, May 31. Email Caira Conner (caira@policymic.com) (Subj: D.C. Summer Challenge) with the following:

- Résumé + writing availability
- A short post in which you explain one thing you would change about Washington D.C. and why. HINT: Be as creative as possible!

2) If you’re already a pundit, help us find new D.C. writers! If you successfully refer 3 new people who get accepted into the D.C. Summer Challenge, PolicyMic will give you special access to high-profile figures when they publish on the site and give you preferred status with our promotion and social media team.

We look forward to hearing from you!