Write for us

LEAD: Leadership for Equality and Diversity has a pool of regular journalists and contributors that we work with. However, we do welcome submitted articles when relevant and well presented. Please note that not all submitted articles will be published, this will be at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to write for us, or you have a story that you think we will be interested in, please see below for our editorial guidelines.

What sort of thing are we looking for?

Smart writing that advances the conversation about diversity and equality in the workplace. It must be pitched at a leadership level, and should provide practical advice or inspiration that will help us accelerate progress further and faster. UK-focused pieces take priority but we are also interested in stories from around the world.

Content can take the form of opinion pieces, case studies, profile pieces and analysis. Take a look at our magazine and website to see what type of articles we like to run.

If you are a journalist looking to submit a piece, we will require a fully-formed idea and a plan on how you can deliver.

What sort of thing aren’t you looking for?

Anything that doesn’t meet the above brief or that we have already covered (unless it presents a new and previously unexplored angle on that topic).

How do I pitch?

Send a short, concise pitch to becky@leadmagazine.co.uk along with a few words about yourself and a link to one or two of your previous pieces of work.

Why didn’t you reply to my proposal?

We aim to reply to submissions we want to commission within a week, but sometimes the demands of running a busy editorial desk take priority. Feel free to send one follow up e-mail if we haven’t got back to you within a few days. Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to reply to everything or offer individual feedback. If you need a reply by a certain time, let us know in your e-mail. If we’ve not replied by then, you are at liberty to take your pitch elsewhere with no hard feelings!

Will you pay me?

We pay our journalists. We do not pay for content that is written by businesses, charities, government bodies, think tanks, academics or any organisation that will benefit from the promotional opportunity that editorial offers.

For journalists: please make sure to negotiate your fee before the piece is accepted.