Date Added: 23 August 2017
: 23 September 2017
Job Title: Contributing Writers
Working For: The Conflict Comment
The Conflict Comment is a blog aimed to educate and stimulate perspective on international relations, global conflict and modern warfare.
We are an open platform run by journalists and writers.
Articles on the website are designed to inform readers through both an objective and subjective angle. The website includes features, commentary, reports and reviews. Whether you want to share your academic work or write in a more journalistic fashion, our editorial team are open to all formats.
The information is diverse and not centred on a specific agenda, and aims not to take political bias. We invite contributions from people across the political spectrum, and prioritise the ability of our contributors to write freely.
This is a laid back, freelance position, designed for students, graduates and writers who are strongly interested in the focused topics, and want to pursue a writing or journalism career.
There are four different article styles for contributors to choose from:
Report: Minimum of 1,500 words. This is an in-depth investigative style of journalism, a long feature that should include interviews, analysis and sections.
Comment: Minimum of 700 words. Comment pieces have to hold a strong opinion on a controversial topic, and must aim to persuade readers. Refer to The Guardian opinion section for guidance.
Feature: Minimum of 800 words. This is an easy to read, journalistic piece of writing – written professionally and including interviews. Features should always have a news peg.
Review: Minimum of 700 words. Reviews must cover topics relating to the website. Ie “A Syrian Love story” on BBC iPlayer. It must include analysis: what did the documentary/pod cast do well and how could it be improved. What happened and what do we learn from it?
Closing Date: 23 September 2017
No interview required, contributors will be accepted on the basis of their application and previous experience.
If you would like to write for The Conflict Comment, please send a cover letter and at least two article pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org.