Blogger Agreement

This agreement serves to formalize the relationship between you and Ms. as a Blogger.

Blogger Terms

  • Bloggers are writing on a volunteer basis and are not part- or full-time employees of Ms.
  • Bloggers retain full rights to their work at the time of publication. Ms. claims no exclusivity rights over blog posts. Any republication of posts should be coordinated with the Blog Editor.
  • Bloggers agree to write posts in line with the provided style and blogging guidelines as well as journalistic standards. Bloggers also agree to indemnify Ms. against any third-party claims arising from a breach of these guidelines and standards.

Editorial Terms

  • Ms. reserves the right to run advertisements alongside or within your content. This includes ads placed through us by allied organizations and advertisements that pull user data to produce custom advertisements for our readers based on their interests. No ads for prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, or oil companies will ever run on the Ms. blog.
  • Ms. reserves the right to publish content on the date of our choosing.
  • Ms. reserves the right to promote your content on social media using in-house graphics and images of our choosing.
  • Ms. reserves the right to present your content in the format of our choosing.
  • Ms. reserves the right to withdraw our acceptance of a post at any time and unpublish a post at any time.
  • Ms. reserves the right to edit content. Major edits will be shown to the author before publishing.
  • Ms. reserves the right to respond to inquiries about sharing and republishing content produced by Bloggers. Your work may occasionally appear on other websites or be shared on social media by peer organizations. Bloggers will be kept abreast of any agreements to such that are made.

Other Terms

  • Bloggers will gain access to the WordPress dashboard to write, edit and submit posts. This access may be revoked at any time. Access information should not be shared beyond the Blogger and Ms.
  • Bloggers are expected to keep information regarding the blog, print magazine and/or editorial strategies confidential.
  • The Blogger or Ms. may choose to terminate this agreement at any time.
  • Bloggers are encouraged to share their posts on social media and interact with readers in the comments on their posts, as well as with other Bloggers in the comments on their posts.
  • Bloggers who opt-in to our Contributors programs will be expected to write at least two posts per month, typically in line with a pre-selected “beat” or series of preferred topics that fall under our coverage umbrella. They will also be looped in to more of the day-to-day rhythm of the blog, presenting them with more opportunities to pitch and publish.

By Completing This Form, You Confirm You Have Read and Agree With These Terms.

    Please select the "beats" you're interested in working on!
  • Please begin your bio with your name and write it in the third person (i.e.: Carmen Rios is an activist and...); bios should be 2-3 sentences long and may be edited.
  • Please attach a headshot to be placed next to your bio.
    This is not a binding agreement! Just a gauge on how tuned-in you'd like to be.
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