I’m Rosie, Editor of Conduit Insights, and I’m on the lookout for the most inspiring, impactful, and innovative stories from the Conduit community.
Conduit Insights is our platform to share your ideas, expertise, and opinions with the community and beyond. I’m here to help you shape these stories, and to support you to create content (whether it’s a blog, photo-essay, podcast, infographic, or video) that has the potential to positively shape the way we think and behave.
I’m accepting a range of pitches on topics relating to our eight core themes (listed below), so please read on to find out more about what I’m looking for and how to submit your ideas.
- The most important guideline is that this space is dedicated to positive social change. It’s not just about highlighting issues, it’s about guiding our community towards solutions.
- Although The Conduit is located in London, our membership is global, so I’ll have a slight bias towards content that connects with our global membership and reflects the transnational challenges we face.
- My preference is for original content that hasn’t been published elsewhere.
- Submissions that are essentially sales messages or fundraising requests are unlikely to be accepted.
- We are currently only accepting speculative submissions from current Conduit members, though at times I may reach out to great contributors outside of the network to bring their insights to you.
Priorities for February/March
Whilst I’m always open to submissions covering any topic, this month I’m particularly interested in:
- Climate change, the environment, and sustainability. If after COP26 you’d like to contribute your insights and thoughts about the path ahead, I’d be delighted to hear from you.
- Black voices. Racial equity is one of our eight core themes that we’ll address all year round (not just during Black History Month), so I’d love to hear from Black members speaking on any topic that matters to or excites you.
- Mentors/Mentees. Are you a mentor or a mentee with an inspirational story? Are you both willing to talk about the mutual benefits of people from different generations, backgrounds, and even professions learning from each other?
- Equity and conflict. Often, women and children are the hardest hit by conflict. How does conflict entrench or widen inequalities, and what role should those hit hardest play in peacebuilding and rebuilding post-conflict societies?
- Freedom to protest. We’re keen to look at protests – the freedom to do so, the voices that are heard and those that are not, and the balance between the means and the ends.
- Ethics of AI. AI will come with challenges and opportunities. If you have an insights into the ethical, social, policy, or regulatory ramifications stemming from the advance of AI, do get in touch.
After you submit
I will aim to respond to you within a week of you submitting. Oftentimes, if taking the pitch forward, I’ll reach out to have a conversation and we can talk about angles, format, timelines, and if you’ll need any additional support. Final submissions will be subject to editorial changes, to ensure content aligns with our values, editorial house-style, and the law. You’ll always get a final chance to review anything you submit before it’s published. At present, we are unable to pay for submissions, but we’ll use the tools at our disposal to spread your ideas as far as we can so that it can impact as many people as possible.