Apply to Be a GovLoop Featured Contributor!

This application is now closed. Thank you so much for applying to the latest round of the GovLoop Featured Contributor program. Due to the current partial government shutdown, we are delaying acceptance announcements of the next round. As many of our contributors are likely to be employees affected by the shutdown, we wanted to wait until things were back to normal for them and they are able to access email and write about their work. Stay tuned – we will be in touch as soon as we hear what’s happening next with regards to the shutdown.

In the meantime, you can read all of GovLoop’s shutdown coverage here.

Thank you for your patience,

Catherine Andrews
Senior Director of Editorial

If you haven’t made professional plans for 2019 yet, you may be feeling the heat. But GovLoop has an opportunity for you.

There are over 300,000 of you — government employees, industry partners and knowledge experts — who are extremely engaged. Many of you are also prolific GovLoop writers. You write about everything from how to drive smart cities, to best leadership practices, to innovation in government. We here at GovLoop love your articles – we’re sort of obsessed with them, actually – and look forward to the new, great contributions we know we’ll be seeing every day.

And it’s exactly because your contributions to GovLoop are so terrific, and so valuable, that we’re looking to expand on them. Today, we’re announcing the 19th round of the GovLoop Featured Contributor Program.

We’ve already had a very successful 18 runs of this program with over 250 amazing GovLoop Featured Contributors (whose posts you can read here). We’re looking to keep the momentum going with new voices who can write about everything from the best way to hold a meeting in the government to how to create the most effective data strategy for your teams.

The details: We’re looking for 15 (or more!) great GovLoop voices to write once a week for the GovLoop community starting from the beginning of January 2019 throughout the end of March. We want you to write about subjects you think are important — from experiences at your agency, to the way automation is impacting your job, to tips on how to increase fed engagement — really, anything that inspires you. If it’s important to you, it’s important to us and we want it on GovLoop.

What’s in it for you? In addition to having your articles read by our community of 300,000, you’ll get:

  • A featured homepage slot on GovLoop every time you post
  • Promotion of your posts to our social network communities (and we’ll promote your Twitter handles, too)
  • Recognition of your efforts and status via a special GovLoop Featured Contributor banner
  • A package of free GovLoop swag (t-shirts, stickers and more)
  • Published articles and a great line on your resume
  • Feedback, writing tips and blog guidance with bi-weekly metrics reports for top trending articles

If you want to be a part of this prestigious program, it’s easy. All you have to do is email [email protected] with three blog post ideas, a writing sample and your resume. Please use the subject line “GovLoop Featured Contributor.”

Any questions? Leave a comment on this post, or tweet @GovLoop. We look forward to your ideas, contributions and content.

We’ll be accepting applications until Monday, December 24th. Those selected to be featured contributors will be notified the week of December 30th. Featured contributors will need to start writing once a week starting the week of January 7th and will wrap up at the end of March 2019.

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Declan Riordan

This is a great opportunity to share your most interesting ideas and innovative practices! I definitely encourage anyone with government ideas tumbling around in their heads to give it a shot!