With the popularity of Ida Festival, we get a ton of requests from audio lovers and people who write about audio to display their work to the community. As part of the reason for Ida Festival is to “spread the word about the talented people who produce ” this prompted us to sit down and figure out, once and for all, how this can work.
Think you have what it takes to write for Ida Festival?
Ida Festival will be accepting articles, tutorials and collections of audio content for possible inclusion on the main page of the site as part of the Ida Festival Program – but only if you can stand our rigorous review process.
Now we get pitched with these every day from people hoping to get in front of the huge audience we have here so not everyone is suited to this.
We’re not begging you to do this and we’re not going to make any promises we don’t intend to keep, but we can identify a few compelling reasons that we think any serious up and coming audio writer will want to write for Ida Festival.
We Promote Our Contributors’ Work
We know that audio work damn hard. Producing great content is difficult and it’s nice to get a proper audience for it whether you produce the content on somebody else’s website, a magazine or your own blog.
That is why we make a point of promoting your work when you contribute to Ida Festival.
Each time you write for us, we will actively seek out other cool things you have done online to share with our following on Twitter (which is pretty close to the biggest Twitter following of any audio brand in the world). Usually that means a recent blog post, but it could be something cool you have done on one of your social accounts.
The only thing we insist on here is that you regularly update your own properties – our readers and followers love fresh content and it’s in both our interests to give it to them.
Your Work Will be Seen by the Big Players
Ida Festival has a huge audience and an influential one. We have worked long and hard to make it one of the biggest and best sites on audio on the internet and these days we get seen by some pretty important folks in the industry.
The Support of the Contributor Program
We know our audience and we know what works online. That is why we will guide you through how to produce content that they go mad for and give your own work the very best chance of popularity. Your work will be fully edited by our team before it goes live.
That just gives it that extra polish for this specific audience and ensures that your work shines as it deserves to.
Your Work Will Only Be Among Other Premium Work
One thing we are very conscious of is keeping the quality of content on Ida Festival at the highest possible level. That protects your brand and it protects ours.
Every contributor will go through a series of specifically designed tutorials designed to help polish their own contributions. Every piece of published work will also be edited by our team for accuracy and quality. If you want your work to be seen among the best, then this program is for you.
You can rest easy knowing that your work will only be associated with others who are at the top of their game.
We Will Fill Our Team Ranks from Our Contributors
Currently, Ida Festival has a stable of 10 paid writers who regularly write content for the site. This is about the right level for us to keep producing the type of content we want at the pace we want to maintain. But writers move on (in fact we kind of encourage our writers to continually seek new and even better opportunities). Guess where we will be looking to keep our team filled? That’s right – this very contributor program. Now don’t do it for this alone – the paid positions are sought after and don’t come up very often and are highly competitive, but we are hoping the contributor program will be a potential source of talent for us.
What We Accept
Ida Festival excels with certain content. This is what we are looking for.
As stated previously, for the Ida Festival Program, we will be accepting articles and tutorials.
- Articles – These can really be anything from an opinion piece on audio through to interesting news pieces. If you’ve got something to get off your chest, these articles can be very popular.
- Tutorials – This is where Ida Festival shines. If you have a specific “how to” tutorial or would like to share how you achieved a specific result in an image (think “how I shot it”) then our audience loves these.
What Don’t We Accept?
Well, we’re not huge on controversy for its own sake. We like to keep things nice and positive. If you have a square peg that doesn’t fit into one of our round holes, then get in touch and tell what you have in mind. We will take your suggestions for content seriously and consider it.
What Do You Think?
Are you ready to get started? Click below to be taken to the application form. We would like to know a bit about you!
Now remember, we get a lot of people pitching us all the time so we will contact you if you have made it with further instructions.
Fill out the form here to submit your application.