What is the Rancher Writing Program?

The Rancher Writing Program is a way to show what you know, give back to the community, and earn money by helping us produce great content. We work with authors and technologists from around the world to produce high quality articles on Rancher, Kubernetes, container management and orchestration, and related technologies.

Why Should I Participate?

By contributing to the Rancher community library, you’ll help readers understand modern development and operations practices better through detailed explanations and practical guidance.

Here are a few of the reasons people contribute:

  • Improve your writing and communication skills: Publishing is a feedback-driven process that can help you understand your audience better, explain complex subjects clearly, and iterate to produce better results.
  • Give back: We all rely on open-source software in some form or another. Creating educational content is a fantastic way to give back to your communities without committing code or donating money.
  • Establish your voice: Sharing what you know demonstrates the breadth and depth of your technical knowledge, highlights your ability to teach others, and positions you as an authority on your topic.
  • Make a bit of extra cash: We don’t think “exposure” is a good substitute for compensation, so we pay authors for the articles they work on.

How Does it Work?

You can participate in the program as a writer or a research assistant. Take a look at the descriptions below to decide which role might suit you best:

  • Writers create valuable technical articles by conducting research, organizing ideas, and writing clear and thoughtful content.
  • Research Assistants help us produce content by exploring new topics and creating thorough outlines with detailed notes.

Once you decide which role is best for you, you’ll need to apply. Follow the instructions on the role description page to get started. Upon being accepted, you’ll work with a coordinator on the Rancher content team to decide what to work on, agree on a project plan, and discuss submission and payment.

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