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Contributors & Interns

Get your work featured in Pepper.

How to Contribute

We believe great work can come from anyone and anywhere.

If you’d like to have your work featured in Pepper, you can contribute by submitting a recipe, visual art, or a meme. Make sure to read our FAQs before proceeding to prevent misunderstandings.

FAQs

Am I going to get paid? If you ask for it, and we really like your work, yes. Simply indicate your fee when you submit. (For transparency: we’re a tiny company and we don’t have a large budget so don’t expect a bar of gold!)

Can I contribute without asking for payment? Absolutely!

Why should I contribute if not for money? For bragging rights, personal enjoyment, or getting your name out there. You’ll get full credit for your work should we decide to publish it. (We know how unpaid work can make some people upset, but this is entirely voluntary. Understand what you’re getting into.)

Who owns the work I contribute? You. We’ll never use your work for commercial purposes.

How will I be credited? If it was used in a website post, then your name will appear in the website’s post contributors. For social media, we will write your name in the caption where your work was featured.

What if you steal my ideas? We won’t. It’s unethical and it’s tacky. However, because of the messy and fluid nature of ideas, they sometimes overlap and blend. For protective people, this can lead to unnecessary finger-pointing and territory-marking. So…if you’re convinced that you’ve invented the next big thing in afternoon snacks, best keep them to yourself.

Do I need to complete my work before contributing? It can go two ways. You can pitch your idea, or if you prefer, we can assign you work after we review your portfolio.

Can this eventually evolve into a full-time job? One of the main reasons we run a contributors’ program is to scout for talent. This is one way to open the door.

 

Contribute a Recipe

We’re looking for tested, delicious recipes.🍰

  1. Make sure you’ve really made and tested this recipe. We’ll need to test it first to see if it qualifies for posting.
  2. You don’t need to be a professional chef to submit a recipe, but it helps if you’ve got credibility and experience.
  3. We’ll take photos (maybe a video) of the recipe which you can freely share in your personal account. (No commercial use, please.)
  4. If we use your recipe, we will credit you as the recipe developer in the website post.
  5. If you’re considering joining Pepper as a recipe developer in the future, you can give this a shot to test the work environment.

To contribute, we’ll need the ff details:

  1. Describe yourself in less than 100 words. Include culinary work experience/education if applicable.
  2. Describe your recipe in less than 100 words.
  3. Tell us what’s special about this recipe.
  4. Tell us why your version of this recipe is great, or why we should trust you on this.
  5. Your fee, if applicable.
  6. Optional: your Instagram account.

When you’re ready, send all the details to people@pepper.ph with the subject: “[Your Name] / Recipe Contributor.” (Btw, due to the volume of applications, we don’t respond to all applications.)

 

Contribute Visual Art

Photography, videos, illustration, and graphic design.🖍️

  1. We’ll need to see your body of work.
  2. If you have an idea, feel free to pitch it. Otherwise just send over your portfolio and if we like your work, we’ll reach out once we have projects available for you to work on.
  3. If you’re considering joining Pepper one day once we have openings, you can give this a shot as a means to test our work environment.

To contribute, we’ll need the ff details:

  1. Describe yourself in less than 100 words. Include relevant work experience or education if applicable.
  2. What do you want to contribute?
  3. A glimpse of your work: a PDF, URL, or IG account.
  4. The idea that you want to pitch, if applicable.
  5. Your fee, if applicable.
  6. Optional: your Instagram account.

Just send all the details to people@pepper.ph with the subject: “[Your Name] / Visual Art Contributor.” (Btw, due to the volume of applications, we don’t respond to all applications.)

 

Contribute Memes & Homemade Videos

Make us laugh. 🤡

  1. If lolz are your thing, send us your food-related memes, funny photos, and/or Tiktok-style homemade videos.
  2. Full credit will go to you as a creator.

Just send your name and content to people@pepper.ph with the subject “[Your Name] / Funny Contributor.” (Btw, due to the volume of applications, we don’t respond to all applications.)

How to Apply as an Intern

Working as an intern is a great way to get key job experience. We do not take interns just for the sake of it. We make sure our interns receive training and feedback together with meaningful work.

Key details:

  1. Open only to people 22 or under.
  2. Must be willing to work at least 15 hours/week.
  3. Must be willing to commit to at least 6 months. (Maximum of 12 months.)
  4. Receive a monthly allowance of P1,500.
  5. Additional transportation or communication expenses, if applicable, can be reimbursed.
  6. Work-from-home. (Except when you need to come in to take photos. Schedule can be arranged.)
  7. Only for those who want to learn and work. If you’re here only because you think it’s fun, don’t apply—you will regret it!

Types of Interns:

  1. Copywriting & SEO Intern > will work on the website: editing copy, testing headlines, sorting data, fixing links, improving readability, and optimizing for Google.
  2. Visual Art Intern > will help with design, photography, videography, or illustration.
  3. Digital Media Analytics Intern > will focus on reports: looking at trends, interpreting data, and sharing that data to the team.
  4. Community Management Intern > will focus on engaging Pepper’s followers: running surveys, asking questions, replying to people, and finding great content online.

How to apply:

  1. Write an “About me” in 200 words or less.
  2. Tell us what type of work you’d like to do and what skills you have.
  3. For copywriting interns, send us a writing portfolio, published or unpublished, with at least 3 works.
  4. For visual art interns, just send us your portfolio either through a PDF or a website.
  5. Share your Instagram and/or Twitter account.
  6. Attach a CV with basic information such as your education, orgs, and other relevant details.

Once you have completed all the information above, send them over to people@pepper.ph with the subject “[Your Name] / Intern Application.”

By the way, we don’t get to reply to all applications due to the volume of submission. But if we’re keen on having you join us, please expect an email in less than two weeks after submitting.