Work With Us
Long Lead collaborates with independent writers, visual artists, and designers to champion stories that put impact above all else. Working with us offers distinct advantages, including:
Fair and Fast Pay
Our rates are among the best in the industry and include expenses.
Long Lead’s stories dictate the form our bespoke projects ultimately take. This means templates won’t constrain your ideas, and pop-up ads won’t distract from them.
A Singular Focus
Undistracted by the news cycle or the demands of high-volume publishing, Long Lead exclusively develops original, in-depth journalism.
Full Editorial Support
Long Lead provides the same level of editorial, production, and legal support journalists should expect from a traditional publication.
High Production Values
We invest in world-class reporting, imagery, audio, and more to create journalism that doubles as art.
We welcome contributors to have a voice in the creative process. After all, photographers also read, and reporters have an eye for detail, too.
We believe independent journalists, not publishers, should own their work.