Fellow expats, we need help. Lots of help with our expat lifestyle website, and now more than ever as Europe emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic (that was no fun.)
Dispatches Europe was founded in 2016 as part of Dispatches Media, a multi-faceted media company and consultancy by and for expats. We know the world’s most valuable demographic is the 30 million English-speaking, highly skilled internationals sought by every tech company in every industrialized country … countries that don’t have the population trends to sustain tech companies, Unicorns and SMEs.
Dispatches Media’s mission is connecting the smartest people in the world. We document the expat lifestyle while helping startups, scale-ups, multinationals and economic development clients tap into the global mobility of talent.
Since our founding, we’ve had dozens of talented and inspired contributors, many of whom have gone off to graduate school or to the next stage of their media careers.
First things first: Yes, we pay, unlike so many of the expat sites and even big media companies such as HuffPost, which only started paying contributors recently after arguing for years they got “exposure” on a high-profile platform.
We’ve always paid contributors because ‘exposure’ is hard to use as a rent payment.
Now we’re still a startup, with investors in Singapore and the United States. So we have to watch our burn rate. That said, we generate significant revenue with our business groups.
We try to cover all categories relevant to the expat lifestyle including:
• tips on careers and the digital nomad lifestyle
• shopping, entertainment and dining
• expat travel
• visas, immigration
• education and child care
• tech and startups
By and large, this should be fun, because Dispatches needs more contributors writing about the best of the expat lifestyle – EDM festivals in Croatia, restaurants in Paris, vineyards in Alsace, Christmas markets in Germany, undiscovered beaches in Madeira – as we come out of this global crisis.
And speaking of fun, we give contributors the freedom to use their own judgement about posts. We learned a long time ago (well, at least three years ago) to trust your instincts because you’re living the life … so we leave a lot up to you to decide what you think is important enough to share with readers.
We need contributors in strategic expat centers including:
• Luxembourg City
We feel like we’re off to a good start, reaching about million readers and every country in the world but Russia and North Korea. But we know we can be better … with your help.
If you want to know more, ping us at: [email protected]