I’ve seen the tweet telling us to “send pitches to Waypoint@VICE.com with the subject line PITCH..” (edit: the linked tweet actually says "email@example.com" but I’ve updated the thing I said here to reflect responses later in the thread.) Beyond that, though, and vague recollections of discussions on the podcast around its launch, I don’t actually see any guidance on how to format a pitch or what the expectations are going into it. Googling turns up some dead-end links I imagine the site crew intended to fill out but slipped through the cracks between more important things.
What I remember from early podcasts is “have a good elevator pitch for an essay or article you imagine would be around 750 words long,” which doesn’t seem too hard–but I still am uneasy throwing myself out there in the wind.
I have some ideas I’ve been mulling over to pitch, but I don’t want to shoot myself in the foot or make waypointers’ jobs harder–advice, expectations or general instructions to follow would be appreciated!