Demand Media to produce online biz news content for San Fran paper
Erik Sherman of BNet is reporting that Demand Media has struck a deal with Hearst Newspapers to produce content for some of its newspapers, including real estate and small business news content for the Web site of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Earlier this year, the Chronicle struck a deal with Bloomberg for the wire service to provide some of its business news content.
Sherman writes, “Demand sent an email to its Demand Studios contributors, explaining the upcoming deal and asking them to keep the names the two papers and the web sites, Chron.com and SFGate.com, confidential until it formally revealed the details. Here’s a section of the email:
We have entered into a partnership with Hearst Newspapers to produce articles for two of their premium publications, San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle. Specifically, we are creating articles and videos for the Real Estate section of SFGate.com and the Small Business section of Chron.com.
We’re currently accepting applications for writers and editors. These articles come at a higher fee and your byline will be featured on these premium publications. Qualified applicants will not only be topical experts in their field, but also have relevant writing or editing experience in the subject. To apply, please email [email address omitted] with the subject line “Real Estate” or “Small Business.” Include a summary of your experience and attach any relevant clips. All interested CEs, please cc your copy chief with your application, and unfortunately we cannot consider your application if you have not yet had a review.
We are not currently able to disclose the partners publically and we ask that you keep their names confidential until further notice.
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