Freelance Writers, The Temper
Who are we?
Tempest (formerly known as Hip Sobriety) is building the next generation of recovery care: a meticulously designed brand and media presence which positions sobriety as an aspirational lifestyle choice and an online educational platform to help achieve it. Our unique approach of putting people at the center of their own recovery helps us reach the 46 million Americans who don’t identify as addicted. And lets us disrupt the entire recovery industry.
The current product is an 8-week ed-tech/digital therapy/online community that is a blend of online resources and instructor-led online sessions. At this point, thousands of participants have been through the beta course with a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of approximately 80. We launched a multi-contributor editorial platform, The Temper, in fall 2018.
We serve a customer currently ignored by the wellness, healthcare and recovery industries; deliver them to sobriety; and keep them engaged in an evolutionary pursuit at a fraction of the cost of traditional for profit treatment modalities. Tempest was founded in 2014 and is backed by Slow Ventures, Refactor, Female Founders Fund, and Red Light Management.
The Temper is seeking thoughtful, creative, and skilled freelance writers to contribute to its wellbeing, health, relationships, image, culture, and power verticals.
We believe in liberation through recovery and are dedicated to dismantling the power structures that force modern society in line—particularly through the lens of addiction and recovery, but also, race, gender, socioeconomic status, and toxic beauty standards. If you’re interested in exploring these topics—then we would love to hear from you.
We’re accepting personal essays, service pieces (how-to’s/tutorials), interviews, op-eds, long-form/original reporting, reviews, and thoughtful listicles. If it’s a good fit, then there is opportunity to contribute consistently.
Please submit a few pitch ideas for our managing editor to review.
- Pitch thought-provoking, highly-shareable article ideas
- In some cases, be willing to be assigned pieces
- Be open to feedback and working with our editors
- Honor deadlines
- +2 years writing experience with portfolio or writing samples (internships/personal blogs count)
- Strong individual voice
- Passion or interest in addiction, sobriety, and recovery (from any chemical or behavioral addiction)
- Passion or interest in understanding/upending established power dynamics
What we value and why you should join.
We’re a group of passionate and committed individuals determined not only to create a modern, feminist, inclusive, recovery modality but also to entirely upend the way our culture views alcohol—we are the anti-Rose All Day. We have a scrappy, get it done upstart ethos. We believe in showing up no matter what, honesty at all costs, persistence, straight-talking, and risk-taking. We’re not looking for culture fits, we’re looking for individuals looking to help build and grow an entirely new culture. You should join if you want to make a difference in the world, and see this as the obvious way for you to do just that.
Tempest is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair and inclusive employment practices, and strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas to apply. We offer competitive salary/equity packages and benefits.