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Reference: 60295

Date Added: 10 April 2017
Closing Date: 10 May 2017

Job Title: Political Bloggers

Working For: WebRoots Democracy

Location: Internet

Salary: None. Voluntary

Job Details

WebRoots Democracy (the Institute for Digital Democracy) is a youth-led think tank focused on the intersection of technology and democratic participation. Its aim is to modernise, enhance, and future-proof democracy in the United Kingdom.

With the advice of industry experts and academics, and the support of an all-party group of MPs, WebRoots Democracy intends to deliver evidence-based tech policy to sustain the future of British democratic participation.

We are a campaigning think tank that wants to make an impact on Government policy. Specific areas we are focused on are:

  • Online voting
  • E-petitions
  • Fake news
  • Social media regulation
  • Voter advice applications
  • Recommendations of the Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy

We are looking for comment writers to contribute articles and opinion pieces on the above topics and others linked to digital democracy.

About the role
You will have an interest in digital democracy and democratic reform, plus an ability to write persuasive content surrounding these topics.

You would be providing blog content on an ad-hoc basis, to be published under your name via the WebRoots Democracy website and social media pages.

We are looking for quality over quantity and for experienced writers with a keen interest in digital democracy. This is not just an opportunity to enhance your CV and work portfolio. You could be involved with changing the face of British democracy for the better.

W4MP Note:
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage legislation. See http://www.w4mp.org/jobs-listings-events/jobs/
for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Closing Date: 10 May 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Application Details

Please send your CV (including links to any previous articles you have written) and a blog pitch to areeq@webrootsdemocracy.org.

Website: http://webrootsdemocracy.org

Additional Notes