Contributing as a Fedora Magazine Editor

Starting 25 June 2020, Magazine-related discussions have moved to a new place: the Fedora Magazine Discourse forum. New article proposals are also being submitted there.

The duties of an editor are much like any blog owner. Occasionally editors also contribute content when the queue or backlog of content is running a little low. Editors take turns serving as the Editor of the Week.

Editors follow an editorial checklist to help articles meet a quality and content bar, and to ensure they’re well searchable.

Editors hold a weekly editorial meeting to discuss and approve content, help guide authors, and figure out ways to improve the Magazine and further its mission. The best way to become an editor is to join the weekly meeting, and demonstrate your ability to contribute consistently.

Editors also extend access to new contributors so they can help with writing, art, and sometimes even editing itself.

Like most blogs and news sites, the Magazine receives feedback and comments from the public. Editors moderate comments based on common guidelines. They ensure that discussions stay constructive and discourage trolls and other bad actors.