The media landscape is ever changing and we here at TheBlaze are always trying to meet (or even set) that pace of change.
In order to meet the needs of our very dear and valued readers, we’re looking to expand the kind of content we offer by growing our contributor network.
More important than offering our community additional stories, growing the network will broaden and deepen the level of expertise we offer.
While TheBlaze News Team continues to focus its professional efforts on breaking news and aggregation, contributors will continue to successfully reach our large audience with a variety of non-opinion, feature stories. Editors are especially seeking stories that emphasize the best side of humanity, stories that engage the mind and the heart, anecdotal stories that reveal truths and trends about society and culture. Think family, faith, community, heroes, victims, injustice, life’s miracles, as well as beautiful and impactful photo galleries.
How does it work?
Those interested in membership can create their own publishing account at Submissions.TheBlaze.com, a platform especially created to give authors access to editors. It also offers features that allow contributors to track editing changes and page view data per story.
Although TheBlaze has been operating a small contributor network since inception, it has never publicly announced access to the portal — until now. We have an invigorated interest in ensuring more contributor access and publishing opportunities.
By creating an account, authors join the current membership that includes a bevy of backgrounds around the United States, including published scientists, photographers, bloggers, New York Times best sellers, journalists, agriculturalists, outdoor and First and Second Amendment enthusiasts, and more business and non-profit leaders than we can accurately count. (We’re creative journalists; we’re told numbers aren’t necessarily our “thing.”)
There are three ways to participate: 1) Most often, authors propose stories; 2) authors can also claim suggested writing assignments from editors; 3) staff occasionally reach into the network, searching by keywords, when we’re looking for expert sources on stories for the web, radio and TV.
Because TheBlaze is more than sensitive about quality standards — even persnickety — editors use several automatic and manual tools to fact check, ensure original content and to authenticate author identities. Authors are expected to cite sources, liberally.
Although the network is primarily non-paid, it gives authors experience publishing with a national brand, access to a massive audience, editorial coaching and an opportunity to increase one’s personal brand.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.