Now Hiring at Swamplot

Are you passionate about Houston’s peculiarities? Do you enjoy delving into the city’s neighborhoods, its architecture, its strip-mall secrets? Would you like a blogging gig that puts you in prime position to sift through, spill, and ’splain the latest local real estate happenings? Good news, then: Swamplot is looking for a reporter-writer.

We want to hire someone who can research, report, and write quickly and well; who’s attentive to detail, careful with facts, and has a good sense of humor; who can work independently and communicate well; and who can spit out accurate and entertaining posts faster than this site’s large and highly engaged audience can spit back. We’re looking for someone who understands Swamplot and how it works, and who will bring ideas and energy to make it better.

Here’s how to apply for this full-time position:


Just send us an email with “reporter-writer position” in the subject line. Introduce yourself in a single paragraph and add another paragraph explaining why you’d be interested in the job. Attach a resume and writing samples if you’ve got them on hand (but they aren’t required). If you’ve got a blog, Tumblr, Pinterest board, or Twitter account, be sure to include links to them, and maybe point us to some highlights. If we’re interested in what we see, we’ll follow up quickly.

Photo: Flickr user DrPantzo [license]

4 Comment

  • Good luck getting more quality reporters. I love this site (will still check it daily even after I move to pittsburgh). Cheers.

  • Agreed, I moved to Philadelphia in February and still check it daily. Very entertaining, and there’s nothing comparable for Philadelphia.

  • I was going to apply but then I realized I’m overqualified!

  • I would absolutely love to be a reporter/photographer for you guys! I will be sending my resume first thing in the morning for sure.