Do you want to write for CareerGig? You’ve come to the right place. Please fully read these guidelines before submitting a piece to our editorial team.
Important note: Our publication queue for contributed articles can be up to 3-4 months long. To ensure our article backlog doesn’t grow, we publish only the most useful articles for our audience; accordingly, we tend to be highly selective.
Topics We Cover
Important: These are the topics CareerGig now covers. If the subject of your contributed “how to” article (see next section on content types) does not relate to one of the following, we’re unlikely to consider it for publication; but do think of them as broad categories rather than narrow topics:
- Working Remotely
- Online Work Tips & Best Practices
- Startup / Small Business Ownership and Management
- Recruiting & Hiring
- The Future of Work
- Freelance Client Acquisition & Management Strategy
- Small Business Marketing Strategy
- Independent Worker Finances
- Portable Benefits
Types of Content We Publish
Here’s a list of what we publish from guest contributors:
- Bylined “how-to” articles
- Summaries of research findings based on polls, surveys, and research studies conducted by marketers, academia, PR firms, and other researchers
- Bylined thought-leadership articles (op/ed-type pieces), but we accept only those that offer particularly valuable insights and views that can’t easily be found elsewhere
How to Get Your Byline Published on CareerGig
We get a lot of submissions. Following these guidelines will increase your chances of getting your how-to article published on CareerGig:
- Write from an objective viewpoint and convey valuable how-to information to the reader. Focus on practical advice, actionable tips, and useful know-how about a specific marketing topic or approach to marketing (see topic list, above). Bullet points are good. Meandering text is not.
- Use a fresh, approachable voice. You are a person writing for other people. Sound like one.
- Offer clear takeaways for our audience—mostly independent workers (freelancers, consultants, and side hustlers) or our secondary audience of progressive recruiters and employers. Remember, nobody has to read this so make us want to read it.
- Articles should be at least 800-1,000 words, but no more than 1,200 or so. Feel free to include images, charts, graphs, and the like—but only if they help convey a point.
Articles should be original to the author and unpublished elsewhere. (Infographics can have appeared elsewhere.)
- Include a brief bio of 25 words, including LinkedIn and Twitter contact info, if available, and the email associated with your Gravatar account.
- Include relevant links immediately preceding the words to be linked (the anchor text); do not embed the links in the anchor text (but feel free to underline that anchor text).
- Submit articles in Microsoft Word format (no PDF or other file types, please), as email attachments.
- If you submit an article that mentions businesses or companies in which you have a vested interest, disclose as much to us and the audience.
Send byline submissions to VP of Marketing, Jenny Knizner. Include “CareerGig byline contribution” in your email subject line.
If your article is accepted for publication, we will inform you; expect to hear from us within a week or two of our having received your email. If we don’t accept your article, you may or may not hear from us, depending on how crowded our inbox is. If you haven’t followed the above guidelines, you likely won’t hear back.
What we don’t publish: case studies and press releases.
My Article Was Selected for Publication. Now What?
- Your article will be edited for clarity and brevity, and to conform to the CareerGig house style.
- We will probably change your headline, too, so you might want to suggest alternatives.
- The author retains copyright and may republish the article on his/her personal or company blog or site after the article has been published on CareerGig. In such cases, we ask that you cite CareerGig and link to the original article on our site.
- CareerGig may also reprint your piece, with full attribution, in CareerGig products (including marketing materials) and with partner publications.
- We do not pay guest contributors for their articles.
- Our article queue is long, and publication will likely take 4 months or so.
How to Get Your Infographic on CareerGig
Infographics submissions should include introductory text—about 100–125 words—to help set up the graphic. You won’t get a byline for that text; think of it more as a press release.
Forward your infographic to Jenny Knizner, and include “CareerGig infographic contribution” in your email subject line.
Can I add a link in my bio?
We do not hyperlink text in author bios but a full URL could be included instead.
Can I add the link within an article?
Yes, we do allow links within guest articles so long as they are contextually relevant and add value to the reader.
What Didn’t We Answer?
Still have a question? Reach out to our VP of Marketing, Jenny Knizner.