How do I post a calendar event, job listing, announcement or article?

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If you do have an account, follow these steps:

Post an event:

  1. Go to my.patch.com/start
  2. Click “Create an Event”
  3. Give your event a name. Keep it less than 65 characters.
  4. Enter the time and date for when your event is happening. Your event will be on the calendar until the time of your event.
  5. If your event will run for multiple days or is a recurring event, check “Yes (recurring event)” (NOTE: recurring events cannot be promoted)
  6. Fill in the information if your event is recurring. Does it recur daily, weekly, or monthly? Follow the prompts for each.
  7. Choose an image for your event. Ideal image size is 1200x900 pixels.
  8. Describe your event! You can write as much as you’d like here.
  9. Let people know where your event will be held.
  10. You can either save your event as a draft and post it later or you can choose to post it now. Your event will be live on Patch in a few minutes and will remain on the calendar until your event occurs.
  11. PROMOTING YOUR EVENT: you can promote your event for $7 per Patch. Your event will be highlighted for 7 days before your event on the top of the calendar, on the Patch homepage, on article pages, in email newsletters, and on Facebook. Choose up to 15 nearby communities to share your event in as well as your home Patch, then click “Promote now.”

Make an announcement:

  1. Go to my.patch.com/start
  2. Click “Make an Announcement”
  3. Choose if you would like to post your announcement to more than just your home Patch. Each additional nearby patch is $7 each.
  4. Write a headline for your announcement. Keep it under 100 characters!
  5. Choose an image for your announcement. Ideal image size is 1200x900 pixels.
  6. Enter your announcement in the text box.
  7. Click post.
  8. Your announcement will appear on the bulletin board.
  9. PROMOTING YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: you can promote your event for $1 per day per Patch. Your announcement will be highlighted in the right scrolling rail on Patch pages, in email newsletters, and on Facebook. Choose up to 15 nearby communities to share your event in as well as your home Patch, choose when you'd like your post to be promoted, then click “Promote now.”

Post an article:

  1. Go to my.patch.com/start
  2. Click “Write an Article”
  3. Select where you would like your article to appear within your home Patch
  4. Write a headline for your article – 65 characters or less. Keep it concise!
  5. Write a subheadline. What’s a quick summary of what your article is about?
  6. Choose an image for your article if you’d like. Ideal image size is 1200x900 pixels.
  7. Write your article! We have several tools to help with formatting your article how you’d like. 
  8. You can either save your post as a draft (this allows you to come back to it later if you want to add more), schedule your post (so you can write it and then have it post sometime in the future) or post it right away. Currently, there is no way to preview your article before you post but luckily you can always go back and edit your article as much as you’d like.

List a job:

  1. Go to my.patch.com/start
  2. Click “List a Job”
  3. Choose if you would like to post your announcement to more than just your home Patch.
  4. Enter the title of the position you are looking to fill.
  5. Indicate whether is the position is full time or part time.
  6. Select the industry. If you don’t see the appropriate industry, select “other.”
  7. Enter a job description so candidates can know more about the position.
  8. Tell candidates about your business. Enter business name and brief description (optional), the location of your business, and enter contact information.
  9. If you have the job listing on your business website, link that at the bottom so candidates can see that too.
  10. Click post. Your job listing will appear on the job board under "Neighbor Posts" on your local Patch.

 

 

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