About Surface Media 

Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the lens of design. It includes print magazines Surface and Watch Journal; a digital platform at surfacemag.com; social media accounts and email newsletters with significant followings; a custom publishing division; a leading-edge consulting and custom projects arm, Surface Studios; and a highly regarded events program. 

Role Overview

The List by Surface Magazine is currently seeking freelance writer(s) to compile and execute short-form content pieces related to The List's clients. The Freelance Writer, The List will write one short-form article on a weekly basis, totaling about four per month.  

The List is an exclusive community that spotlights creative individuals and contextualizes the groundbreaking brands and firms that they helm. Members are accepted based on an application process that serves only to highlight design’s foremost disrupters and connect them to fellow creatives breaking industry-related boundaries.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 


For any given assignment, the Freelance Writer, The List will be responsible for reaching out to and compiling information from List members as it relates to that specific article. The List’s short-form content pieces take the following forms: round-ups, project spotlights, and Q&As with the subjects being designers, artists, and other creatives. 

She/he will also have the opportunity to ideate and pitch future stories that fall within the three aforementioned content categories.


  • Working knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS), preferably WordPress
  • At least 2+ years experience writing for nationally-recognized publications
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Genuine interest in disciplines related to design, including art, architecture, interior design, fashion, and travel

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

  1. Resume/CV
  2. A brief cover letter indicating why you're interested
  3. 2-3 published clips that demonstrate mastery of art, architecture, interior design, fashion, travel, or related subjects