Electronic Component News is looking for a few good writers...some talented wordsmiths to excite the imagination, gin up controversy, and illuminate the masses. Interested? See details below.

ECN is the premier source for the design engineer, and our award-winning website boasts some of the most dynamic, thought-provoking content in the industry. We’re looking to supplement that content with a stable of freelancers.

Think you have what it takes? We’re searching for the following types of content:

• "How-to", design-related technical pieces from hobbyists and enthusiasts. For good examples, see M. Simon’s excellent body of work in ECN.
• Consumer-level features with a healthy dose of opinion. The more controversial, the better. Get our readers excited! See this excellent editorial from Associate Editor Kasey Panetta.
• Blog posts that analyze a hot technology, new development, or emerging markets. See Technical Editor Jason Lomberg’s mil/aero editorials and other pertinent content.
• Other informative features that cover some segment of the design OEM, consumer, or prosumer markets.

We’re also open to suggestions!

While potential scribes may hail from an OEM partner, the content shouldn’t represent the opinion of any particular vendor. We’re pining for the voice of the individual! Submissions from company representatives won't be subject to compensation.

Compensation and other requirements
All content should be well-researched and contain a minimum of grammatical errors. Articles should be 500-1,500 words, depending on the type of content and previous arrangements. We’ll decide specific requirements and compensation on a case-by-case basis.

ECN follows the AP Stylebook with the following addendums:

• ECN uses the serial comma, aka the “Oxford Comma.”
• Passive voice is strongly discouraged…er, we strongly discourage passive voice.

We’d need an author photo with each submission, and depending on the type of content, 1-3 illustration images.

Who do I contact?
Please send all pitches to Pitches should clearly describe, in 50-300 words, the focus of the article. If we've never worked with you before, we'd also appreciate writing samples.

We look forward to seeing you in the "pages" of ECN.

- The Editors