Freelance Environmental Journalist

Landscape Architecture Magazine Washington, DC

Landscape Architecture Magazine, the award-winning monthly magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects, is eagerly seeking enterprising freelance contributors with environmental expertise to help expand our coverage of landscape, water, ecology, habitat, and climate change issues. The magazine, founded in 1910, has a primary audience of 15,000 landscape architects, plus a broad following among planners, architects, ecologists, biologists, and others working in the environmental design professions.

LAM is looking for solid, knowledgeable reporting and inspired writing on a range of issues involving or affecting landscape architecture at all scales, which include small sites such as gardens, parks, and plazas, but also neighborhoods, cities, transportation networks, regions, rural areas, watersheds, shorelines, and ecosystems of all types.

Pitches should reflect clear ideas for stories (rather than simply topics) that involve or implicate landscape architecture design and practice. For more information on format, please see our ABOUT page for guidelines. Our stories appear in a range of lengths: opening section pieces run 300 to 500 words; departments, 1,200 to 1,800; and features are often longer form, up to 4,000 words. We place a premium on innovative ideas directed at solving environmental and human conflicts, including environmental justice.

LAM pays competitively and promptly, and we prize long-term relationships with authors. We are an equal opportunity employer and hold diversity and inclusion as core values in our work. The magazine is committed to representing a variety of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives.

View our website: www.landscapearchitecturemagazine.org

Read our pitch guidelines: LINK HERE.

Send us your pitches, and tell us a bit about yourself. Our email address is LAM (at) asla.org

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About ASLA

The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 82 student chapters. The Society has a staff of 50 and annual revenues of $12.9 million. Landscape architects plan livable communities that foster active lifestyles, design green streets that manage stormwater runoff, plan cutting-edge transportation corridors that are safe for all users, and help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Landscape architecture includes both iconic and neighborhood places, including commercial developments, streetscapes, green roofs, parks, civic spaces, memorials, and residential communities. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship.

Landscape architecture encompasses the analysis, planning, design, management, and stewardship of the natural and built environments. Types of projects include:

• parks and recreation

• monuments

• urban design

• streetscapes and public spaces

• transportation corridors and facilities

• residential

• gardens and arboreta

• security design

• hospitality and resorts

• institutional

• academic campuses

• therapeutic gardens

• historic preservation and restoration

• reclamation

• conservation

• corporate and commercial

• landscape art and earth sculpture

• interior landscapes, and more

The majority of ASLA members, nearly 80 percent, work in private practice; 12 percent are in the public sector and 5 percent are full-time educators. The remaining members are employed by private developers or work in other specialized fields.

 

Contact email for resumes

LAM@asla.org

Closing Date

2019-03-04