We are not the first to tell you, applying for jobs is a job in itself. Lengthy applications can include job history up to three years back, multiple references, edit tests and portfolios. It can be exhausting and highly time consuming. Not to mention, how the heck can you stand out in a sea of hundreds, if not thousands, using the same general application channel.
That is why we recommend cold emailing, or the act of emailing someone you don’t know, when searching for a new job or side hustle. The steps are pretty simple: you search the site to find the proper editor’s name and then either search around or ask around for the email format at said publisher. Simple. But time consuming.
Oftentimes this takes a lot longer than anticipated. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a running list of how emails are formatted? Well now there is. ED2010 put together a highly accurate list of top publishers in the media industry. Read on to see some of our favorites.
Fast Company: email@example.com
The Guardian: firstname.lastname@example.org
The New York Times: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Yorker: email@example.com
Reader’s Digest: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
The Skimm: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vox Media: email@example.com
Wall Street Journal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Condé Nast: email@example.com
Hearst: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Interview Magazine: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meredith: email@example.com (and former Time Inc: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pop Sugar: firstinitiallastname@popsugar (folks who have been with the company longer may be email@example.com)
Travel & Leisure: firstname.lastname@example.org
Well and Good: email@example.com