Contributing Writer Guidelines
Thanks for your interest in sharing your voice and insights for a story on TechPoint Index!
Every week we share stories about Indiana’s tech ecosystem including profiles on companies and people; articles about venture capital, innovation and growth, tech talent and jobs; as well as select thought leadership pieces of interest to our 32,000+ online readers, subscribers and social media followers.
TechPoint’s mission is to grow and accelerate Indiana’s tech ecosystem. Our media platform helps elevate the stories of tech success within our community that may otherwise go untold, as well as a dedication to continually highlighting minority voices, contributions, and perspectives to the tech ecosystem.
If you would like to be considered, please complete the form below to let us know more about you and what you would like to write about for our readers.
Why should I write for the TechPoint Index?
Contributing to the TechPoint Index may help you build your reputation and further your career. Not only will you get a lot of exposure and credibility, you have the potential to connect with some of our influential members, sponsors and readers if they like your post. Our community is a friendly and active group, and we like to help each other out.
Some of the reasons to consider blogging for TechPoint:
- We have 5K+ subscribers who receive our weekly Tech News emails.
- We have 24K+ social media followers across our platforms.
- Our platform receives more than 60K pageviews per month.
- Our community is engaged and active.
Blog Post Specifications:
- Our recommended maximum post length is 700 words max.
- Our recommended minimum blog post length is 300 words min., but for a post to be adequate at such a short length, it should include significant video, photo, infographic, or other visual assets as well.
- Photos should be a minimum of 1,440 pixels wide by 680 pixels tall. Active images that include people are best, but please provide any options you may have.
- Videos should be on a shareable platform that allows embedding such as YouTube.
- Backlinks are permitted, but overly promotional content will not be accepted. Allow your knowledge and thought leadership to do the promoting for you.
- TechPoint publishes profiles on companies and people, stories about tech talent and jobs, thought leadership pieces, and other relevant articles of relevance and interest to the tech community in the state of Indiana.
- Technology company funding announcements and executive new hires
- People profiles that share what it’s like to be a tech builder, developer, programmer or sales representative in a tech company
- People profiles that highlight someone who grew up or went to school in Indiana moved away and have since returned to work in our tech industry
- Professional development and soft skills for tech-skilled college students, new grads and entry-level talent
*Consider contributing to our You Should Know This Person series
- Thought-leadership from tech executives, entrepreneurs, and innovators that matches an industry or trend
*Consider contributing to our Three Questions series
- Research focused on tech job growth or venture capital investment in Indiana
- Acknowledgment of awards for people, companies or products
- Company culture highlights that represent what it’s like to work in Indiana’s technology community
- National investors recognizing Indiana’s technology companies through investments
NOTE: Event promotions and content about technology companies not headquartered in Indiana are generally not accepted by TechPoint. If you seek assistance in promoting your tech-related community event, please see our Community Events In-Kind Promotional Agreement.
Who are TechPoint’s readers?
As the growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, TechPoint creates and curates stories that appeal to a broad audience. Our readers include students, educators, recent grads, tech builders and service pros, cross-industry leaders, mid-level to executive management, entrepreneurs, and more.
For contributors, we recommend writing for an educated, tech-familiar, broad-based reader. Assume the audience knows the basics and is interested in a variety of technology topics, but avoid jargon and complexity for complexity’s sake–our goal is to build a welcoming community. Emphasize trends and outline the scope of your topic.
Narrow your focus to one central message or idea and get to the point quickly. Make it concrete by providing data, examples, details, and metrics.
PRO-TIP: Find a way to incorporate consumable content such as templates, checklists, step-by-step instructions, resource guides, and other useful, shareable resources.