Culture Council FAQ
The Rolling Stone Culture Council is an exclusive community of tastemakers, influencers, and innovators in the worlds of music, entertainment, fashion, hospitality, food, beverage and cannabis.
We take a bespoke approach to community building rather than using a one-size-fits-all model. We carefully consider what members need at every level and provide one-on-one attention to create a highly exclusive network with personalized connections.
We evaluate areas of expertise, years of experience, and several other factors to get the best mix of diversity in our community while maintaining an exclusive environment. This creates a personally and professionally fulfilling experience for all members.
Our members represent companies of various sizes and stages of growth. We find this diversity makes for high quality content and connections.
We are purposely growing the community to focus on the quality and experience of each member.
Ultimately, it’s the quality of connections that makes a difference in each person’s life and career. It only takes one good connection to change the course of your career, and it’s our goal to provide you with the very best.
We designed membership in the Rolling Stone Culture Council to help you build brand awareness and thought leadership without becoming a time sink.
However, the community thrives on interaction and member input. We’d love to see you invest as much into it as you hope to get out of it.
We are a fully remote company.
Our customers have continued to receive the excellent support in 2020 that they enjoyed before the pandemic. We were lucky to be fully remote when the pandemic hit, so we moved smoothly through the technology hurdles as the world transitioned online.
We help our members connect with each other through a private introduction service so you can share expertise, learn from each other, and solve business challenges in a private setting.
When you want to directly connect with someone, just click the “Request Introduction” button on the member dashboard and the concierge team will facilitate a warm introduction.
Members can contribute two kinds of articles: bylines and Expert Panels®.
In bylined articles, our members draw from their own unique experiences and share expert advice and commentary on various industries.
Members work directly with our professional editorial staff to refine and edit their articles to ensure each meets our standards. The editing and publication process typically takes 4-5 weeks. Articles go live on rollingstone.com and include the author’s headshot, byline, and a link to their organization.
Expert Panels are a quick and easy way for members to contribute advice for readers of rollingstone.com. Through our proprietary system, members can explore and answer questions about business, innovation, and leadership. They contribute short quotes with their best tips and advice.
Our editors curate the best answers for publication. Expert Panels typically feature six to 15 members who are leading experts on a given topic. This article format is a great way for even the busiest member to get published.
Our editorial team can turn your ideas into top-level thought leadership pieces. We’ve edited and published thousands of articles, and we’re here to help!
You get immediate access to the editorial team when you submit your first draft at no additional charge. If you’d like even more support with writing, consider Content Studio. With this premium program, a professional team creates articles on your behalf and streamline the process. To get more information about Content Studio, click here.
Yes. The Rolling Stone Culture Council channel and member content are promoted on the RollingStone.com home page and on article pages throughout the website.
Your readers do NOT need to be Rolling Stone subscribers to read the articles.
On the RollingStone.com home page, click the button that says, “Culture Council” to see all the articles that have been published.
We work entirely separate from the Rolling Stone newsroom. Editorial contributorship occurs at their sole discretion, and we have no control over that.
However, if you follow our guidelines, you’ll have access to a consistent channel where you can post thought leadership articles with your byline.