We have been asked to submit an article to the Guardian for their local gov sections (60,000 Unique visitors/month) by Friday morning. The instructions are as follows:
1. What you are going - details?
2. What you’ve found? Any success so far?
3. Why what you are doing - you can talk about your broader approach to employment as you mentioned over the phone.
4. Based on the above, what advice would you give to councils.
Don’t worry if you run over I can always edit it down for you. Thanks
It will appear here:http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network
- Please be aware that when we receive your article it will go through the Guardian’s editing process. First, a desk editor will go through the copy for clarity and tone. We will get in touch with you if we have any questions or clarifications at this stage, and may run a new version by you if it has been heavily edited. It will then be checked for house style and any legal issues by our sub editors, who will also write the headline.
- We're more than happy for you to republish anything you write for us on your own website, as long as we publish it first and you include a link back to the original article on the Guardian Housing or Local Leaders Network on the same page. If you plan to re-publish outside of your website, please contact us first.
- The content we look for is either bold and clearly argued opinion or balanced analysis. We will not run pieces that are inherently self-serving. Where you are providing best practice or advice remember this is about extrapolating lessons for the whole sector, not simply showcasing your own work.
- Please refer to the Guardian Style Guide when you are writing (http://www.guardian.co.uk/styleguide), and take care to avoid cliché and jargon. Unless you're writing about Dracula, we do not need to hear about “stakeholders”. Other generally meaningless words include holistic, strategic, framework and ‘units’ in place of the word 'homes'.
- We reserve the right to edit content so that pieces we publish are in line with our editorial standards.
- We generally choose an image to accompany a piece but if you have an image you’d like to suggest, then we are very happy to receive these.
- In terms of scheduling, we can be flexible on deadlines. However it is useful for our planning if you give us a sense of how regularly you would like to contribute and when we can expect to receive a piece. Please be aware publication may also be delayed by news relevant to our sector.
- A member of the team will do their best to let you know when your piece had been published and we encourage all contributors to keep an eye on any comments made by readers and respond themselves where appropriate.
- Feel free to link to as many external sources or websites as you like. Please include URLs in the copy, as opposed to embedded links in the document you send through (we do not work in Microsoft Word here).