Verily is a fashion and lifestyle site that celebrates the best of who you are. We feature fashion that is worthy of the woman, relationship articles that go beyond sex tips, and strong cultural and lifestyle journalism. Verily is the modern woman’s go-to guide on how to lead a fulfilling, integrated life. Verily loves to start conversations, and we need you to join!

We are currently accepting:
  • Pitches or submissions for single online articles
  • Art/photography submissions

    NOTE:
  • Submissions that reference particular photos, products, or styles should include the photos, along with citation of the photo (either the original hyperlink or the photographer/designer to whom we should credit).
  • Art/photography submissions should include a link to the artists portfolio or previous work.
  • Accepted submissions will be edited. Minor grammatical and minor content changes will be made directly by the editorial staff. More significant changes and suggestions will be sent to you for your thoughts and/or approval.

    WRITING GUIDELINES
    • Maintain a conversational tone that is thoughtful and respectful of diverse backgrounds.
    • Positive arguments advancing a position are preferred over putting down another viewpoint.
    • Support anecdotes and opinions with research or third-party data points.
    • We prefer to arrive at conclusions with utmost humility, avoiding “preachiness” and always leaving readers feeling welcomed to include their voice/perspective.
Ends in 3 days, 5 hours
Senior Graphic Designer
 
Want to create something meaningful? This is your chance.
 
Verily is currently looking for a full-time, senior-level graphic designer to join our positive lifestyle editorial team. We’re a small, passionate, and entrepreneurial team, which means you’ll have influence over every touch point our brand has, either through hands-on creation or creative oversight.
 
Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated graphic designer who can create compelling visuals to bring our written content to life, research and commission photography and illustrations, and create print collateral for media campaigns and events. We’re looking for a candidate with vision: Someone who can see what needs to exist and then can roll up her sleeves and bring it to life – all without being asked.
 
This is a full-time position (40+ hours/wk) based in New York City.
 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Generate and execute ideas for visuals to complement editorial content across all channels, from website article imagery to social media graphics
  • Create headers, infographics, type treatments, collages, and various other design projects
  • Research, select, and edit photographs
  • Plan and manage sourcing of visual assets, from photography and artists sourcing to creation of mixed media art and illustration
  • Optimize, organize, and prepare files for web
  • Maintain and build network of creative contacts for photography and art usage
  • Creation of initial one-off website designs for advertising campaigns and pitches
  • Creation of digital and print collateral for sales team, media outreach and events

Qualifications:
  • Entrepreneurial/self-starter: The candidate will receive orientation training by an art director for the first week, then will be expected to work independently without mentorship. Having a proactive, problem-solving attitude will go a long way!
  • In-depth proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite: Highly proficient in Photoshop/Illustrator with a working knowledge of InDesign
  • Must have photography skills and be able to show a body of work along with application. Experience with styling lifestyle shoots for small in-house shoots a plus.
  • Experience with and a driving interest in social media, especially Instagram and Pinterest
  • Extremely detail-oriented and able to work independently under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. You’ll be working alongside section editors to create visuals that enhance their editorial vision, working with our marketing strategists to communicate the brand visually, and looking for new opportunities to drive the publication forward, so great communication is a must.
  • Ability to design (or direct) UI work and communicate with developers
  • 3+ years of experience, with at least 1 working in digital, preferred
 
To Apply:
Please submit a) your resume, b) a link to your online portfolio, and c) either a link to your photography portfolio or 7-10 select photography pieces that you think are on-brand for Verily. Applications are due by July 25, 2017.
 
About Verily:
Verily is a women’s fashion and lifestyle website that’s “less of who you should be, more of who you are.” We create inspirational lifestyle content that touches every facet of women’s lives: real fashion & beauty, relationships, healthy living, and popular culture. We challenge popular narratives and inspire our readers to be the best versions of themselves.
We are always looking for photographers and illustrators who are willing to let us feature their existing work (with credit) alongside our articles. We are also interested in finding artists and photographers who are available for commissions for specific articles.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and send us a link to your online portfolio in your covering letter, so that we can see if we'll be a good match for your style. If you have a particular article or section in mind for your work, you can also mention this in your covering letter.
Ends on December 31, 2017
We are looking for beauty submissions including:
  • Personal reflections on personal beauty, body image, and overcoming negative beliefs or stereotypes
  • Hair and makeup tutorials
  • Videos and/or photo and written instructions
  • Roundups of beauty trends, such as seasonal nail-polish colors
Ends on December 31, 2017
Style showcases current fashion trends – from street style to runway – for truly inspirational, wearable looks that complement women and enhance their dignity rather than compromise it.

We are seeking submissions in the following areas. For examples in each category, we invite you to browse our website. 
  • How to style trends 
  • How to dress for your body type
  • Coverage of socially conscious brands
  • DIY projects
Ends on December 31, 2017
Culture provides distinctive essays on popular culture (TV shows, movies, music, books), broader media commentary, and issues of importance to women.

Cultural Commentary:
Thoughtful personal reflections and op-eds, either with newsy hooks or timeless insight. 1000-1300 words.
Pop Culture Content: Articles that draw a cultural comment drawing from a current TV show, film, book, or song/album. 1000-1300 words.
Newsy Commentary: Commentary on one of the topics below within 12 hours of breaking / trending news on the topic. (500-750 words)
Contributions to our Weekly "While You Were Out" Roundup: Short notes on news of the week in 100-300 words. To be considered for publication each Friday, these must be submitted by Wednesday midday / Thursday morning at the latest. 

Topic areas that are of perennial interest to us:
  • ENTERTAINMENT / ARTS: Books, Music, TV & Film
  • WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE: reporting, roundups, profiles (pitch before writing)
  • SEXUAL / REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: reporting and/or personal reflection on topics including fertility, hookup culture, sexual assault, infidelity 
  • MOTHERHOOD / personal reflections, commentary
  • SEX DIFFERENCES
  • MENTAL HEALTH / reporting and/or personal reflections
  • TIME AND BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT / Work-Life Balance / reporting, personal reflections
  • WOMEN'S PORTRAYAL IN MEDIA: commentary 
  • INSPIRING WOMEN / roundups or commentary on women in literature, film, or modern day
  • NEWSY commentary

Ends on December 31, 2017
Lifestyle offers fun, thoughtful articles to inform and inspire the woman who desires to set her own agenda for personal success without shunning her uniquely feminine gifts in order to get there.

Lifestyle content includes:
  • Food, Drink, Entertaining & Decorating
  • DIY and Simple how-to’s
  • Health & Fitness: Women’s health issues, Research, Workout routines for the busy woman
  • Life Hacks: Finance, Career advice, Travel tips, Helpful product round-ups
Ends on December 31, 2017
Relationships combines empirical research, real stories, and a best-friend mentality for a holistic and positive vision of relationships that women can aspire to.

We are always looking for short commentary on recent news or data regarding relationships. We regularly publish articles on:
  • Communication between the sexes
  • Dating 
  • The single-woman experience
  • Building strong marriages
  • Interviews with couples and their experiences 
  • Perspectives from men (our “Gentlemen Speak” series)