Contributor Guidelines

Does Information Age accept new Contributors?

Yes. On a case by case basis, we accept one-off posts from outside contributors that fit in nicely with the areas we cover.

We are also looking for talented freelancers, payment will be discussed. Contact michael.baxter@bonhillplc.com to discuss.

We’re willing to republish blog posts or articles that you retain the rights to. 

What are you looking for from a Contributor post?

Engaging and thoughtful analysis, opinion, inside scoops or expert advice. We’re all over breaking news, so don’t worry about covering that. The single best piece of advice? Read the site. Get a feel for the types of stories we run. Don’t pitch stories we’ve already written. Be creative.

How can I submit a Contributor post?

Send an email to michael.baxter@bonhillplc.com with the name of the contributor as well as his/her credentials. Pitch your idea. Include links to relevant writing samples. Indicate which vertical you think it belongs in. We receive lots of admissions everyday but you will definitely hear back if we’re interested.

Do you have regular Contributors?

Yes. There are some Contributors whose blogs we regularly republish and others who write original pieces for us. These are often high-profile experts.

What else should I know?

We will typically give your piece our own headline so that it fits Information Age style. We’ll also illustrate the post with our own photos. Unfortunately, since contributors are not on staff we don’t allow them to use Information Age for press credentials.

*Corrections: Please send any corrections to contributors@bonhillplc.com.

Since Information Age is acting as a host for content, you should “make an effort” to contact the original author, blog or media company responsible for writing the story.

 

What We’re Looking For:

  • Unique analysis, commentary, and expert opinion. Our writers cover many topics — you can write about a similar topic provided you offer an original viewpoint that is corroborated by facts.
  • The inside scoop. This means news or stories you can’t find anywhere else on the Internet.
  • Posts that relate to technology, innovation or diversity.
  • Relevant research studies or scientific findings. Make sure your points are bulleted and easy to read.
  • Primary reporting. This means you talked to the person(s) or company featured in your story and have direct quotes.
  • Accuracy. This includes spelling, grammar, and facts.
  • Word count. 500-800 word posts tend to do well. This is not a hard and fast rule. Take the space you need to get across what you need to say. 

 

What We’re NOT Looking For:

  • Coverage of big, breaking news stories. All prominent news stories are well-covered by our staff writers. 
  • Numbered lists, tips, tricks or “How To” articles with very general information. Unless it hasn’t been done before, we’ve probably seen it.
  • Promotional or sponsored posts. Your post should not read like a press release, a classified ad, or appear lopsided. You should also not use your post as a recruiting tool. You should always disclose any potential conflicts of interest.
  • Extremely personal posts. Real-life examples are great, but we don’t want to read about your private life.
  • Posts that use overly-technical language or terms only industry insiders would know.
  • Attacks. No personal attacks, conspiracy theories, defamation or gratuitous foul language.
  • Posts that infringe upon another person’s intellectual property. This includes but is not limited to trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights of any type.

Keyword marketing or paid links. Adding keywords to increase SEO or driving readers to websites for promotional purposes is not tolerated. 

 

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