Editorial Calendar

Check out our monthly themes for 2018 and what you need to know before you share your idea.

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Dream Team of Emerging Thought Leaders

How Millennials are preparing for iGen and what we need to know now.

As we progress with our new “Emerging Talent” series, we plan to bring together a group for a spirited round table discussion on the “what’s next of what’s next” from the POV of a new generation as they advance their careers of helping shape the places we work.


Productive Playgrounds

Profiles, case studies, and more of offices with staggering productivity stats.

4 sponsored Project Profiles available.


Beyond the Corporate Office

What offices can learn from other industries.


The Global Workplace & Modern Trends

Insights from workplace industry experts from around the world.


2019 Workplace Forecast

Our forecast of emerging themes and trends for 2019.

Missed a month? We’ve got you covered!

JANUARY – 2018

Workplace Wellness & Wellbeing 

How design can impact the mental and physical health of the workplace.

ActiveCampaign’s Employee-Centric HQ in Chicago

How Can Workplace Design Improve Our Emotional Safety?

Putting the 4 P’s to Work for Good Mental Health

The Dollars and Sense of Well-Being

Wellness Programs Average a 6:1 ROI

Evidence Transcends Trend in Workplace Well-Being


Creature Comforts

Trends in ‘Resimercial’ and other Interior Design Must-Haves.

Niche Co-Working Spaces

Addressing Workplace Needs Through Trends & Tech

West Elm Workspace’s Retail Advantage

MARCH – 2018

Big Data & Must Have Technology

What you should be gathering, how to get it, and what it means.

Data and Design: Finding the Strategic Needle in an Overwhelming Haystack

1 Survey Underwriter Available

8 Sponsored Product Profiles Available

APRIL – 2018

Help Wanted: Emerging & Evolving Job Roles

With technological advances integrating into offices comes a need for new roles & new skills.

MAY – 2018

How to Bring Your Whole Self to Work

What amenities and other resources are employers considering that will influence the design of new workplaces?

We constantly hear that companies want to provide a workplace that is designed with consideration of the entire employee experience. Today, people are leveraging the expertise of HR and UX professionals to weigh-in on the planning and design process in order to support the engaged, productive employee.


Countdown to NeoCon & the WDM Readers Choice

An overview of new debuts and reader favorites from NeoCon 2018.

20 sponsored Product Profiles available in the Countdown


Differentiators in People-Centric Designs

Workplaces need to work for people in order for them to do good work. We want to explore the key elements and the critical factors in creating successful workplaces.


If any of the topics above resonate, you can send article pitches directly to editor@workdesign.com.


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Our Editorial Process

Work Design Magazine is dedicated to exploring the evolution of workplace culture, research, and design. Our readers are knowledgeable and informed workplace design experts. They know their stuff – therefore, we do not publish articles that assume they don’t.

Typically, our articles run between 800-1,500 words, and we ask guest contributors to aim for substance about a problem they’ve encountered or a concept they’ve tested (or think ought to be tested). It can feature a recent project, and should contain something actionable for readers—for example, it might answer questions about what can be done, what others have done, or policies, procedures, and/or work environments that “work”.

We receive more submissions than we can publish and often have to decline good pieces when our calendar is full. We also will decline pieces due to time limitations or if they’re too similar to other work we have published. We encourage you to try again with other ideas even if we have declined something you have submitted. If your pitches have been declined multiple times, it probably means that your ideas are not a good fit for our readers.

We require the following items to accompany your article:

  • At least 3 images with corresponding captions and proper credit to illustrate the article
  • Social media tags to promote the published article
  • The author’s LinkedIn profile link
  • A current headshot and brief 2-3 sentence biography of the author

Our editorial process includes several rounds of revisions before publication. We reserve the right to alter the structure and title of your article (all titles must be under 75 characters including spaces). If we make any changes, it’s because we believe the edited version will help your idea better reach the audience it deserves. 

Pro Tips:

  • We don’t repeat topics and all submissions must be original content.
  • Our readers love research and data-based information. As a potential contributor, we encourage you to use it knowing that you’ll assume the role of verifying all facts in your piece before submitting it.
  • Don’t be afraid to tackle sophisticated issues and topics. Write your piece as if you are communicating with a savvy colleague.


Are you looking to have a direct promotion of your brand, product or solution?

We welcome you to explore a collaborative sponsored Product Profile. Please contact michelle.weiss@workdesign.com for more details and wallet-friendly options.


Know of a cutting-edge workplace project that was completed in the past 12 months?

Submit it to be considered for a Project Profile on our site by emailing a brief to our project profile editor, emily.bratcher@workdesign.com.

Pro Tips:

  • Generally, it’s best that a designer, architect, or workplace strategist who worked on the project acts as our main contact.
  • We love to hear from employees currently working in the new space who worked closely with the project team and had a hand in the big decisions.
  • Be creative and tell us why your project matters!

We hope this helps and look forward to hearing if you have any stories or projects in mind!