The Writers’ Co-op S2 EP1: Maya Kosoff
We’re back with season two of The Writers’ Co-op! This season, we’ll be interviewing other freelance writers to get a glimpse into how they run their businesses. Success takes on many shapes and sizes, so we want you to understand how others make it work.
To kick off this season, we’re talking with Maya Kosoff. Maya is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. You might know her from The Internet. (She’s an excellent follow on Twitter). After journalism school, she helped launch VanityFair’s The Hive, and has written for the New York Times, GEN, MRKR, The Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, Business Insider, and many others.
Maya and Wudan talk about finding ‘life rafts’ as a freelancer — those ground floor, stable gigs that help your peace of mind — how to best navigate social media for relationship building, and how to use your journalistic skills and beat areas to find other journalism-adjacent gigs that will help pay your bills.
This week, Patreon subscribers will get access to exclusive resources like Maya’s Twitter etiquette tips and gig bingo, to help you brainstorm unique ways to use your journalism and storytelling skills. You can join the Co-op here: https://www.patreon.com/twcpod
The Writers’ Co-op is an audio career handbook for freelance creatives. Co-hosts Jenni Gritters and Wudan Yan leverage their freelance writing experiences and others’ to provide a transparent look at what it takes to run a resilient freelance business. From negotiating higher rates, to protecting your business and intellectual property, to taking time off and organizing your workflow, to doing the mindset work needed to achieve your goals, you’ll walk away from this podcast with actionable tips to implement right away.