CultureMap has outposts in Houston and Austin. The Dallas version will launch this fall (helmed by a former D Magazine publisher and a former D Magazine managing editor). Here’s how it describes itself:
CultureMap will keep you plugged in, enlightened and entertained about culturally relevant news and information. We deliver real-time coverage, breaking news and opinions on music, film, food, drink, arts, design, style, life, innovation, scene, outdoors, fitness and sports. CultureMap combines a highly regarded editorial team with a cutting-edge Web and mobile publishing platform to offer unique intelligence and insight. We do not simply report on the communities we cover, we foster real-time conversation.Â CultureMap’s newsroom of experienced editors, photographers and writers are complemented by a stable of passionate contributors — all of whom bring insider expertise in each market CultureMap serves.
But wait. There’s more. If you’re a lady over the age of 30, you’ll soon have something called PureWow. From the job listing for the Dallas editor:
The ideal candidate will be an experienced writer and editor who has his/her finger on the pulse of the ideas, trends and topics that will interest our target demographic in the areas of fashion, culture, style, wellness, home, entertaining and other lifestyle subjects. Our publication covers not only brand-new establishments and businesses; we also seek out tried-and-true establishments that may be operating under the radar. We never write from press releases or paid pitches. We research online and offline to find original concepts and do real reporting before we cover.
If you can pay your bills writing for a dime a word, it’s a good time to be a freelancer in Dallas.