Who are we?
Tempest (formerly known as Hip Sobriety) provides alcohol abuse treatment for the 46 million Americans who don’t identify as addicted. We are building the next generation of recovery care: a meticulously designed brand and media presence that positions sobriety as an aspirational lifestyle choice and an online educational platform to help achieve it.
The Temper is the content arm of Tempest—a multi-contributor platform that calls bullshit on the normalization of drinking and drinking culture. We explore life through the lens of sobriety, addiction, and recovery (from anything), while interrogating the institutions, cultural forces, and histories of oppression that impact our sense of self, agency, and power.
Hip Sobriety was founded in 2014 and is backed by Slow Ventures, Refactor, Female Founders Fund, and Red Light Management.
The Temper is seeking thoughtful, creative, and skilled freelance writers to contribute to its wellbeing, health, relationships, image, culture, and power verticals.
We believe in liberation through recovery and are dedicated to dismantling the power structures that force modern society in line—particularly through the lens of addiction and recovery, but also, race, gender, socioeconomic status, and toxic beauty standards. If you’re interested in exploring these topics—then we would love to hear from you.
We’re accepting personal essays, service pieces (how-to’s/tutorials), interviews, op-eds, long-form/original reporting, reviews, and thoughtful listicles. If it’s a good fit, then there is opportunity to contribute consistently.
Pitch thought-provoking, highly-shareable article ideas
In some cases, be willing to be assigned pieces
Be open to feedback and working with our editors
+2 years writing experience with portfolio or writing samples (internships/personal blogs count)
Strong individual voice
Passion or interest in addiction, sobriety, and recovery (from any chemical or behavioral addiction)
Passion or interest in understanding/upending established power dynamics
What we value and why you should join.
We’re a group of passionate and committed individuals determined not only to create a modern, feminist recovery modality but also to entirely upend the way our culture views alcohol—we are the anti-Rose All Day. We have a scrappy, get it done upstart ethos. We believe in showing up no matter what, honesty at all costs, persistence, straight-talking, and risk-taking. You should join if you want to make a difference in the world, and see this as the obvious way for you to do just that.
Tempest is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair and inclusive employment practices, and strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas to apply.
Email CV + LinkedIn profile to email@example.com.