Become A Contributor

MN Spokesman-Recorder x Writers Wanted
MSR News Online/MSR News Online

Do you have a passion for news and human interest stories in the Black community? If so, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder may be looking for you!

The Details

We are seeking contributing writers to contribute stories for print and online. Articles include front page news and/or feature stories such as executive and business profiles, investigative pieces and event recaps. All contributors will be paid per article.

You may also receive media invites to attend/cover special events in the area.


Interested writers should:

  • Have at least one year of writing experience community, Black interest or breaking news content for a blog, college or other media publication.
  • Have a serious passion for the community.
  • Know how to craft a news story and be able to identify trending or soon-to-be trending stories.
  • This should go without saying, but be able to write clear, concise items with a quick turnaround that matches the voice of MSR without requiring heavy edits (or a complete rewrite).
  • Be familiar with MSR news and stay up to date on what has (and has not) already been covered.
  • Know how to select appropriate images and artwork for articles and able to reach out to publicity departments or editors if something beyond standard photo agency images are required.

Submit Now

Sound interesting? Send your resume and writing sample to with the subject “Contributing Writer Submission” for consideration.

Be sure to check out our submissions guidelines for general info — or if you already have a written article that you would like to share.