Writing for Insider - Business
Insider covers the people, companies, and ideas changing our world - and we welcome outside voices to help us do that.
There are two main ways to write for Insider: as a
Contributors at Insider - Business
On a case-by-case basis, we accept one-off posts from outside contributors that fit in seamlessly with the areas we cover: Business News, Tech, Finance, Politics, Transportation, Retail,
Freelance writers at Insider - Business
Freelance writers are professional writers we pay to write assigned articles for us. Insider may assign you a story, or you may pitch your ideas to us.We welcome pitches of personal essays, as-told-tos, diaries, profiles, how-tos, reported features, and more. Our best advice for deciding what to pitch: Read the site. Get a feel for the types of stories we run. Don't pitch stories we've already written. Be creative.
Freelance writers are paid for their work. Rates vary and are determined by a variety of factors including the amount of reporting and research involved, the length of the article, and the experience of the writer. All freelance pitches must be exclusive to Insider. We do not accept promotional or sponsored posts; you should always disclose any conflicts of interest. If we accept your pitch, your rate will be determined in a discussion between you and your editor via email.
Our policies: What to know
- All writers - both contributors and paid freelance writers - must sign a contract when a piece is accepted. Contracts are renewed every year and may cover more than one assignment.
- Expect editorial revisions to be part of the process. We may ask for edits, additions, or clarifications to your article and we will ask you for tangible proof - including emails, screenshots, or documentation - to verify any facts or claims.
- If your piece is chosen to be published on Insider, we may ask you for a headshot, a bio, and proof of your credentials.
- Insider makes all final decisions around headlines. We have a team of editors who have mastered what types of headlines resonate with our readers while maintaining fairness and accuracy. We reserve the right to update or change a headline to help your article reach the widest audience possible.
How to reach our team
- To write as a contributor or pitch a first-person freelance idea, contact Debbie Strong at email@example.com or Laura Casado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you're a
freelancerinterested in writing reported articles and features related to business news, including careers, entrepreneurship, business schools, tech, media, transportation, or retail, contact Alyse Kalish at email@example.com.
- If you're a high-profile business leader, distinguished expert, or influential thought leader looking to place an op-ed on
Business Insider, contact Jennifer Eum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To submit a book excerpt, contact Debbie Strong at email@example.com or Laura Casado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Syndication: If you're interested in having a published piece (on your blog or website) syndicated by Business Insider, send an email to email@example.com.
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