At the five-year mark and expanding, 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 communications 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.
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. So if you have an idea for a great post that will take extra resources, or want to contribute to ambitious features such as our Best Cities for Expats lists, we’ll find the money. Also, we have client projects, and we pay a premium. Finally, with our first pure-play digital media company, the best contributors became staffers when we jumped to VC funding.
We try to cover all categories relevant to the expat lifestyle including:
• tips on careers and the digital nomad lifestyle
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, five 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 currently have regular contributors in the Netherlands, our HQ country, France, Spain, Portugal and other countries.
As of June 2021, we need contributors in strategic expat centers in Germany and Austria including:
We’re off to a good start, reaching millions of readers and every country in the world but Russia and North Korea. But we can be better … with your help.
If you want to know more, ping us at: [email protected]