Join the Collin County Moms Contributor Team in 2022

Are you a mom who lives in McKinney, Frisco, Plano, or the surrounding areas? Do you enjoy creative writing or design? Want to find a new way to connect with local moms and share your unique experiences and voice? 

At Collin County Moms, we are passionate about our community and the moms who live here. Our goal is to make the fast-growing community of Collin County feel just a little bit smaller. We use both our website and social media outlets to keep our readers up to date on family-friendly activities around town, to provide advice on parenting and motherhood, and to encourage everyone to get out and explore all that our wonderful county has to offer.

That’s where our contributing team of writers and influencers comes in!

We are looking for local women with fresh and diverse voices who are passionate about motherhood and who want to share their experiences with women in Collin County and beyond. We’re committed in 2022 to creating a community where ALL moms feel welcome at the table, and we are expanding our contributor team to give space to voices we haven’t heard from yet.

Is it YOUR voice and experience that we’re missing? We want to hear from you!

Note :: You do NOT have to be a “blogger” or “influencer” to apply! This is a volunteer role with some fun perks. Keep reading…

We’re excited that you would consider sharing your thoughts and experiences with our readers! Before you think more about the opportunity, please read the following guidelines and feel free to contact us with any questions. We welcome ALL questions. We want to make sure this is the best fit for YOU. We have plenty of opportunities depending on what you love the most about being part of a community.

Who we are looking for…

The Collin County area is huge, with so many amazing parenting styles and cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds represented. For 5 years, Collin County Moms has been the voice for moms, and we would LOVE to continue to build a team that echoes the diversity of our community. We want to make sure we are representing ALL moms! With that in mind, we are looking for…

  • Moms in and around the entire Collin County area (from Farmersville to Frisco, Anna to Richardson, and everywhere in between!) who have a passion for motherhood and our city and who enjoy writing.
  • Women with a sense of humor and zest for life who don’t tend to take themselves too seriously.
  • A diverse group of women who represent the demographics of our community.
  • Moms of children of all ages, from infants to college-age and beyond.

In the past, Collin County Moms (formally Collin County Moms Blog) has been mostly a team of bloggers and writers, but our content is expanding! If you want to dip your toes into Instagram Reels, have a love for Tik Tok, want a platform to try out YouTube content, OR maybe you still LOVE to write microblogs or original articles, Collin County Moms is a community for you!

We are looking for moms to create content in the following areas:

  • Full-length blog posts
  • Microblog posts
  • Video blog posts
  • Podcasting
  • Social media posting
  • Creating Reels for IG
  • Creating memes

Do you live in the Dallas Area? Dallas Moms is also hosting an open call for 2022! CLICK HERE to apply!

Think LOCAL: We love to keep our content relevant to Collin County and surrounding areas…or within driving distance for day trips and outings. Posts can feature places to go and things to do while more general topics {potty training, DIY, careers, etc.} can be given a local twist simply because they are written by a local mom—YOU!

Think MOMS: It may sound obvious, but Collin County Moms’ target audience is made up of MOMS, so it only makes sense that our content remains under the broad category of parenting, within which you have a ton of subtopics to choose from. If you have an idea that interests you and your friends, our readers would probably love to read about it too!

Most Importantly: Create what you love, and love what you create!!

As you consider what content to submit as a sample with your application, please think on these important guidelines:

  • Your sample submissions must be original to you, meaning, you are the author. Please keep copyright infringement laws in mind.
  • The submission with your application should be a sampling of your content of choice. If you are interested in creating more than one type of content, please submit one piece for each.
  • Content should be free from the following: profanity, sexual language, political endorsement of a party or candidate, political commentary, op-ed commentary on controversial social and/or political issues, and derogatory or inflammatory language.

Tell Me More…

This is a volunteer position, but there are some really fun perks to make it all worthwhile if you’re selected to join our team! Here’s what you can expect:

What you GIVE…

If you’re selected to join our team of writers, here’s what you can expect:

At least one original piece of content per month on the topic of your choice that fits within the brand and mission of Collin County Moms. Posts can vary from month to month, or you can be a monthly “expert” on a subject you’re passionate about.

For full blog posts or video blog posts, the requirement is one original post per month.

For microblog posts, two separate microblog pieces are required per month.

Have you seen those pictures floating around Facebook with the lengthy captions? Those are microblogs. They’re prominent on Instagram as well. Personal, relatable stories about everyday life and relationships often connect with our readers. If this sounds interesting, microblogging might be for you!

A 12-month voluntary commitment starting March 2022–March 2023.

Your presence, when possible, at Collin County Moms events and contributor gatherings (which are designed to be a great time!).

Interaction with our content on social media.

Social Media posting requirements will vary depending on the type of post, length of time required, etc.

Other contributor requirements:

A twelve-month commitment to creating and submitting original content

Your presence, when possible, at Collin County Moms events and contributor gatherings (which are designed to be a great time!).

Interaction with our content on social media.

A reliable, positive, and fun personality!

What you GET…

  • The opportunity to make new connections and new friendships with other Collin County area moms.
  • Your photo and bio on the Collin County Moms contributor page, with links to your personal site and/or social media handles if you choose to share them.
  • Access to the private Collin County Moms Contributors chat group and other internal communications.
  • Access to pre-sale and discounted tickets to upcoming Collin County Moms events.
  • The opportunity to test out products and/or services for review as they become available to Collin County Moms.
  • Professional editing of your content that can be used in portfolios or showcases.
  • Occasional opportunities to attend media events as a representative for Collin County Moms.
  • Information and professional development in the areas of writing, blogging, SEO, social media, and event management.
  • New friendships and an amazing experience!

Ready to Apply?

Fill out the application below and submit your writing sample. Once we close submissions, we’ll let you know that we’re diving into all of your content. Ongoing updates will be sent by email!

Deadline Extended to: Friday, April 1, 2022 @ 11:59PM

*There are no exceptions to the application deadline.