GradHacker is looking for regular correspondents to head up a new column focusing on current events related to graduate school. We envision this as a weekly feature, in the form of either one specific story or a round-up of news relevant to graduate education. We also invite applicants to pitch their own ideas for the format of this regular feature. We are looking to recruit multiple current events bloggers to share this featured column (and ensure that the time commitment remains manageable), but we are also open to the possibility of a solo column for the right candidate. We are especially interested in recruiting graduate students studying in journalism, media, and communications, but we also enthusiastically welcome applicants from other disciplines. Authors are compensated in the form of Amazon gift cards at a rate of $20 per post, and are also eligible for monthly rotating copyediting duties with a $50 gift card as compensation.
This position requires excellent writing skills, creativity, the ability to collaborate with a remote team and consistently meet deadlines, attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for news related to higher education and academia. GradHacker authors reach an average monthly readership of 90,000 people, build relationships beyond their home institutions, refine their writing for the web and gain valuable digital publishing experience, and collaborate with other authors and editors in growing the blog.
If you’re interested in joining the GradHacker team as a Current Events Blogger, send us a statement of interest explaining your vision for this column, your CV, and two well-developed post proposals, with the subject line: “RE: Current Events Blogger” to GradHacker.email@example.com no later than March 1st. If you send us a full story as part of your application we’ll not only have a strong sense of your writing, but will also strongly consider it as a guest submission.
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