The Pulse seeks pitches for “Fresh Start” themed show

The Pulse wants your stories! Details below.


Reporters & Producers,

We're working on show with the theme "A Fresh Start," and we're currently looking for great pitches from freelancers to fill a couple open spots in our rundown. We're in need of stuff in the 5-10 minute range, and we're open to format, style, and both first-run and repurposed material. Send us your good ideas.

Joel Patterson

About Our Show
The Pulse is a weekly exploration of the worlds of health, science, and innovation. Our goal is take our audience on a journey, to humanize the inhuman, to celebrate with skepticism, to put people first, to surprise, to answer questions people didn’t even know they had, to empower them to take control of their health, and certainly to keep it weird. We’ve covered everything from the role of precision medicine in bridging the racial divide to the oddly fascinating history of the dimmer switch. We’ve documented the challenges of interstellar sex, and we’ve sat at an old grand piano in a hospital lobby as a young doctor played us a tune in her down time. We’re hungry for sound-rich stories that take us beyond headlines and into the heart of a story…sometimes literally.

show: one hour weekly

segments: up to 10 minutes

compensation: $350-900 commensurate with length and depth of reporting and reporter/producer experience

pitch: By email. Please put PITCH in the subject line, be as succinct as possible about the voices and sound of your proposed piece and please listen to the show in order to understand our tone and previous pieces. Please also include a couple of links to your past work.
contact: Joel Patterson, Managing Editor,
phone: 215-351-5883
mailing address: 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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