What is Demand Media Studios?

Demand Media Studios is the platform for experts and influential voices to create content that showcases their expertise. The Studio is responsible for producing articles and videos for Demand Media’s network of websites as well as our network of publishing partners. We have produced more than a million articles and videos to date and are the largest contributor of video content to YouTube. 


What are the benefits of working with Demand Media Studios?

We combine the editorial rigors of traditional media with the flexibility and agility of new media, providing you with an exciting new avenue to have your work published on some of today’s most popular online destinations. Here are just some of the benefits you can expect working with Demand Media:

 - We have thousands of available assignments.

 - Your content is distributed to an audience of millions.

 - Your work will be published on premium, high trafficked websites.

 - We offer benefits including paid registration at conferences and cash awards to our contributors.


How do I get started?

The first step is creating your account. Once you’ve done that you can choose the ways you want to showcase your expertise, whether it’s by writing articles or appearing in online videos. Every contributor role will be listed for you and you can apply for as many roles as you qualify for.


Are there fees to join Demand Media Studios?

There is no charge to apply to or work with Demand Media Studios.


Do you enroll creators who live outside of the United States?

Citizens of the UK and Canada are welcome to apply for our positions at this time. We also accept writers from Australia and New Zealand.


Are there agreements that I must enter into to work with Demand Media Studios?

Yes. Check out the Demand Media Studios general Terms of Use and our Contributor's Agreement.  These documents are the legal agreements governing work with Demand Media Studios and are the ultimate authority for all related matters.


How does Demand Media Studios pay?

All Studio payments are made through PayPal. You are required to have or sign up for a PayPal account in order to be paid in our system.  Once set up, we will deposit your payments directly into your personal PayPal account. The Studio submits payments twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Do I retain any rights to my content?

Because the work you do for Demand Media Studios is work-made-for-hire under the U.S. Copyright Act, Demand Media Studios owns all rights to the content. Your rights are detailed in the Contributors Agreement you enter into with Demand Media before completing any writing assignment. Carefully read the details of the Contributors Agreement before you contribute your first assignment.