Credit: Mark Henninger

Sports culture freelancer

Want to write about sports in Philadelphia in new and interesting ways? There’s plenty of play-by-play and game coverage, but Billy Penn is looking to publish stories about the culture of sports in the city.

For example, that stadium staffer who brings a cat to work. The badminton fanatic who founded a city league. The person who’s taped every Phillies game since ’97. The thread runs deep in Philly, so there’s no shortage of opportunities.

Send your interest in assignments and your pitches to Danya Henninger at

Latino life freelancer

Philadelphia’s Latino community is among the fastest growing in the United States, and now makes up nearly 15% of residents. People of Latino or Hispanic heritage have been contributing to the city’s history for a century or more, and have been instrumental in developing many the city’s outlying business corridors. These days, Latinos from all backgrounds power our city’s culture.

Billy Penn’s Latino Life in Philly section showcases these people, places, trends, and issues in the city with stories published in both English and Spanish — and we’re looking for bilingual reporters to help fill out the coverage. Ability to speak Spanish is a necessity. (Ability to write in Spanish is not, because we work with talented Spanish-language translators and editors.)

Send your interest in assignments and your pitches Danya Henninger at

LGBTQ issues freelancer

Billy Penn prides itself on being a resource and an outlet for the city’s LGBTQ community.

We are looking for freelancers to help us continue to tell gay Philadelphians’ stories and cover issues that affect gay people’s lives, as well as educate all Philadelphians about the joys, challenges, traumas, and successes that affect people in and adjacent to the LGBTQ world.

Send your interest in assignments and your pitches to Danya Henninger at