Workspan Author

workspan authors write and edit timely, relevant, clear, concise and thought-provoking manuscripts for the association’s flagship monthly member publication.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write a high-quality article that conveys information, survey findings, action steps and/or other important news that readers need to know to help them be more effective in their jobs.
  • Work with a senior-level editor through the submission process, including awaiting review results.
  • Willingness to accept constructive feedback via blind peer review process and revise the manuscript based on those recommendations.
  • Willingness to sign the copyright agreement.
  • Flexible and willing to work with senior-level editors(s) to secure publication in an upcoming issue of workspan. Acceptance is not guaranteed.

Qualifications (or selection criteria):

  • Extensive knowledge of your topic area.
  • Writing experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate well and accept constructive feedback.

Time Commitment:

  • Writing can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months, but the submission and editing process takes approximately four to six months.


  • Senior-level editor will present author with reviewer feedback, including suggestions for improvement, if applicable.
  • Manuscript guidelines and copyright agreement are available for review in advance of writing commitment.
  • Previously published articles are available for review.
  • Senior-level editors are available for coaching, feedback and to answer questions.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Enjoy prime visibility opportunities, as workspan is distributed to more than 20,000 members and subscribers worldwide.
  • Be recognized as an expert in your topic area.
  • Access professional reprints at a discounted rate, which can be used as marketing collateral and distributed to colleagues and clients via email. They also can be included on websites, company intranet or printed for handouts at speaking engagements or learning opportunities.
  • Develop a relationship with workspan editors in which you become a go-to expert for interviews, future bylined articles and additional visibility opportunities. 
  • Have the opportunity to be referenced in other publications, such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, which have previously referenced workspan.
  • Be a part of an award-winning magazine.

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