Date Added: 14 August 2017
: 14 September 2017
Job Title: Political Bloggers
Working For: WebRoots Democracy
Salary: None. Voluntary
WebRoots Democracy is a youth-led think tank focused on the intersection of technology and democratic participation. We’re aiming to help modernise, enhance, and future-proof democracy in the United Kingdom.
Since May 2014, WebRoots Democracy has been leading the campaign for the introduction of online voting in elections. The think tank is supported by an Advisory Council of experts from across the tech industry, academia, and civil society. In addition, we have a cross-party group of Political Ambassadors in both Houses of Parliament. We are focused on the intersection of technology and democratic participation including online voting, voter advice applications, and the role of social media in elections.
About the role
You will have an with an interest in digital democracy, including topics such as online voting, data protection, and voter advice applications.
You would be providing persuasive and compelling blog content on topics like these on an ad hoc basis, to be published under your name via the WebRoots 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.
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/
advertising-jobs-with-w4mp/volunteers/what-is-the-national-minimum-wage/ for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.
Closing Date: 14 September 2017
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Please send your CV (including links to any previous articles you have written), a short cover letter, and a blog pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org.