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Love telling others about the people, places and culture of your city? Very Local is looking for enthusiastic lifestyle writers to highlight everything that’s great about where you live. Very Local is a digital site and streaming channel focused on lifestyle and culture. We provide the best recommendations on cultural destinations and activities for local audiences. Tell us about the great things happening in your city! We’re looking for unique stories that other outlets aren’t writing about. Know a hidden taco spot? What about a great local artist? That’s what we want to see. We’re having two virtual information sessions for interested writers: Saturday Dec. 4 @ 12 p.m. CST Monday Dec. 6 @ 12 p.m. CST Click here to sign up to register. If you’re not available, you’re welcome to email Mary Staes at [email protected] to set up another time. Cover photo courtesy Getty Images

by Mary Staes
November 23, 2021

Love telling others about the people, places and culture of your city? Very Local is looking for enthusiastic lifestyle writers to highlight everything that’s great about where you live.

Very Local is a digital site and streaming channel focused on lifestyle and culture. We provide the best recommendations on cultural destinations and activities for local audiences. Tell us about the great things happening in your city!

We’re looking for unique stories that other outlets aren’t writing about. Know a hidden taco spot? What about a great local artist? That’s what we want to see.

We’re having two virtual information sessions for interested writers:

Saturday Dec. 4 @ 12 p.m. CST

Monday Dec. 6 @ 12 p.m. CST

Click here to sign up to register.

If you’re not available, you’re welcome to email Mary Staes at [email protected] to set up another time.

Cover photo courtesy Getty Images

Mary Staes is our Digital Curator. She crafts content for our social media platforms and our website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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