The New Federalist is recruiting!

, by TNF Editorial Board

The New Federalist is recruiting!

We are looking for volunteers to join our editorial team for the upcoming year (November 2020 - October 2021).

If you are interested in any of the roles below, send a CV, a short cover letter, and (if possible) links to writing samples to guillermo.iniguez [at] jef.eu and madelaine.pitt [at] jef.eu.

Deadline for applications is Friday October 30th 2020 at 17:00 CEST.

What The New Federalist can offer you

  • Gain genuine editorial experience in an international multilingual environment
  • Work towards the development of a prestigious webzine recognised by the European Union for the quality of its output
  • Opportunity to let your creative freedom loose!
  • Contribute to a platform which promotes understanding of European issues, democratic values and federalism
  • Access to a network of hundreds of contributors and translators across Europe and beyond
  • Friendly working environment in a young dynamic team

What we expect

Commitment. We are not looking for people who just want a nice line on their CV! We are looking for people to take on editorial responsibilities, actively contribute to The New Federalist on a weekly basis, and work with other team members to manage collaborative projects.


Interested in applying? The following roles are available:

NEWSLETTER OFFICER

You could be in charge of TNF’s newsletter launch!

Tasks

  • Write a short summary of key events in Europe every two weeks (300 words, Politico style!)
  • Keep up with TNF content to be able to select our best articles, interviews etc to your summary and draw readers to them
  • Responsibility for managing mailing lists, sending out the newsletter and coming up with creative ways of getting people to subscribe
  • Coordinating with JEF’s webzines in other languages

Requirements

  • A keen interest in current affairs and high attention to detail
  • Excellent English and ability to write in an engaging and entertaining manner

SECTION EDITORS

A section editorship allows you to zoom in on an area which interests you and involves contributing your own articles, deciding what you would like covered in your section, proof-reading and publishing articles from contributors.


SECTION EDITOR: EU INSTITUTIONS AND POLICY

Tasks

  • Proof-read, edit and publish 3-4 articles a month, either written by yourself or by other contributors
  • Put together regular calls for articles
  • Recruit new contributors to write for your section
  • Contribute to social media, meetings and joint editorial team tasks

Requirements

  • Native or near-native English skills: you will be expected to proof-read and edit complex articles
  • A solid understanding of what drives EU politics and institutions.
  • Enthusiasm! You will be the closest TNF will have to a “Brussels correspondent”.
  • Commit around 5 hours per week to editorial tasks

SECTION EDITOR: EUROPE IN THE WORLD

Tasks

  • Proof-read, edit and publish 3-4 articles a month, either written by yourself or by other contributors
  • Put together regular calls for articles
  • Recruit new contributors to write for your section
  • Contribute to social media, meetings and joint editorial team tasks

Requirements

  • Native or near-native English skills: you will be expected to proof-read and edit complex articles
  • A solid understanding of global affairs and keen interest in current worldwide developments
  • Commit around 5 hours per week to editorial tasks

SECTION EDITOR: ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Tasks

  • Proof-read, edit and publish 5 articles a month, either written by yourself or by other contributors
  • Put together regular calls for articles
  • Recruit new contributors to write for your section
  • Contribute to social media, meetings and joint editorial team tasks
  • Develop a clear vision and strategy for growing your section

Requirements

  • Native or near-native English skills: you will be expected to proof-read and edit complex articles
  • Commit around 5 hours per week to editorial tasks

SECTION EDITOR: HISTORY, SOCIETY, CULTURE AND YOUTH

Tasks

  • Proof-read, edit and publish 3-4 articles a month, either written by yourself or by other contributors
  • Put together regular calls for articles
  • Recruit new contributors to write for your section
  • Contribute to social media, meetings and joint editorial team tasks
  • Develop a clear vision and strategy for growing your section

Requirements

  • Native or near-native English skills: you will be expected to proof-read and edit complex articles
  • Commit around 5 hours per week to editorial tasks

SECTION EDITOR: SOCIAL FABRIC AND EQUAL FOOTING

Tasks

  • Proof-read, edit and publish 3-4 articles a month, either written by yourself or by other contributors
  • Put together regular calls for articles
  • Recruit new contributors to write for your section
  • Contribute to social media, meetings and joint editorial team tasks
  • Develop a clear vision and strategy for growing your section

Requirements

  • Native or near-native English skills: you will be expected to proof-read and edit complex articles
  • Commit around 5 hours per week to editorial tasks

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATORS

Tasks

  • Managing TNF’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  • Creating your own more specialised content, for example making graphics using Photoshop, to draw followers’ attention to our content
  • Develop a clear social media strategy for TNF and track performance of posts and articles

Requirements

  • Be a social media junkie!
  • Proficient user of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign Canva or similar tools a bonus
  • Consistent commitment to ensure regular output

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