Editorial Guidelines for Contributed Articles
Construction Executive is published in print 10 times per year. Additionally, fresh content is posted to ConstructionExec.com weekly and distributed via the CE This Week newsletter every Friday.
CONTENT – Stories must be non-branded, educational, and geared toward helping construction professionals run a more profitable and productive business. General topic areas covered include: technology, safety, risk management, insurance/surety, law, regulatory, equipment/fleet, finance, business development, workforce development, sustainability and construction markets. Pitch specific article ideas to an editor for approval prior to submission via email.
RIGHTS – Submitted content must be exclusive to Construction Executive (i.e., not printed elsewhere). Once submitted, Construction Executive retains the rights to the article, and it cannot be reprinted/reproduced without permission from an editor. Construction Executive also retains the right to alter copy to maintain style standards and to accommodate space limitations.
PAY – Construction Executive does not pay for contributed content.
AUDIENCE – Gear content toward nonresidential contractors and related construction professionals (CPAs, attorneys, suppliers, etc.).
LENGTH – Minimum 600 words; maximum 1,500 words.
STYLE – Write in the third person (no I/you) and follow Associated Press style. Hyperlinks to external sites are allowed at the editor’s discretion.
BIO – Include the author’s name, job title, company, location and some form of contact information (email, phone number, website and/or social media profile). Provide high-resolution head shot for digital publication only.
IMAGES – Photos, graphics and charts are encouraged, but not required.
DEADLINES – Editors will assign specific article due dates depending on print and digital needs.
QUANTITY – Authors/companies are limited to contributing a maximum of two print articles or 12 digital articles per year.
PROMOTION – Most content is shared via Construction Executive’s social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Contributors are encouraged to share content with colleagues and clients via their social media accounts.