Storyhunter is an online tool to connect freelance journalists to available, funded projects. Founded in May 2012 by a crew of web developers, filmmakers, and journalists, Storyhunter was designed and founded to foster high-quality content and noteworthy publications.

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Why use Storyhunter? Storyhunter facilitates all transactions on-site, acting as a one-stop-shop for both content seekers and creators. Basically, journalists who are looking for stories to write are given the resources and financial backing by publications that are looking for stories to distribute. It’s a win-win, and Storyhunter makes it happen.

Many journalists have found success on Storyhunter, but how does it stack up as a freelance website? We’ve gone through some of the key features of this service to help you decide whether you are a match with what Storyhunter has to offer.

The Good

  • Simple to use
  • No fees for writers
  • Client options

We were impressed with the way Storyhunter makes things simple for its users. Storyhunter handles all finances and facilitates each transaction between clients and writers, making it a hassle-free experience for all involved. Because everything is done on their website, Storyhunter makes sure that each step is properly completed.

While payment varies, writers are never charged fees on what they receive for their work, which means that everyone receives what they expect, without the facilitator taking a chunk away.

On the other hand, clients (those who are purchasing writing) also have options for saving money. Storyhunter offers subscription fees to these content-seekers, allowing companies with a large need for content to gain consistent access to their writers. This benefits clients and helps Storyhunter to secure more work for their team of journalists.

The Bad

  • Service fee

While Storyhunter offers a great service, there are some negative elements that all users should be aware of. For instance, Storyhunter’s service fee is a bit steep compared to other freelance sites (but, then again, it is more particular in terms of quality). For writers, who don’t have to pay the steeper service fee, the main concern would be the need to compete for work more than with other freelance services.

The Bottom Line

Storyhunter is a great freelance site with a niche and a quality that can help you add to your freelance portfolio quickly. Because of its niche, it can also provide freelancers with more interesting work. However, where quality is given, quality is required. Storyhunter is competitive and charges clients more, so be prepared to submit a great writing sample!


Storyhunter does not charge their writers with fees per piece, but clients who hire Storyhunter journalists are subject to an 15% service fee.

To reduce costs for clients requiring a high volume of content, several subscription plans are available.

Jobs Posted

We reached out to learn about how many jobs are available via Storyhunter, but have not heard back.

Registered Freelancers

Storyhunter hosts more than 20,000 filmmakers, production companies, and freelancers.


While Storyhunter offers no official guarantee, the system in place assures the safety of all parties. Clients pay in advance of receiving their content, and Storyhunter transfers the money to writers only after the content is complete and approved.

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Storyhunter handles all payments on-site.


Storyhunter has the following contact information for dispute assistance, if needed: [email protected]

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    August 6th, 2015 Waterloo, IL

    Terrible company. There freelance rates are incredibly low.

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