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Second Call: GradHacker Seeks New Authors

Now accepting applications to join the GradHacker team

February 24, 2015

A reminder that GradHacker is now accepting applications from grad students who would like to join our team. We are looking to add to our roster in these two categories:

  1. Permanent Authors contribute at least one post a month on a topic relevant to graduate students. They also serve as rotating copy editor one month per year. Permanent authors are compensated in the form of Amazon gift cards—$20 per post, $50 for rotating editor duties.

  2. We are also seeking current events bloggers who will contribute on a regular basis for a new feature focusing on news stories affecting grad students. 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. Bloggers will also receive one $20 Amazon gift card per post, and will be eligible to serve as rotating copy editor with a $50 Amazon gift card as compensation.

Both positions require excellent writing skills, creativity, the ability to collaborate with a remote team and consistently meet deadlines, attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for topics 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, send us a statement of interest explaining your ideas for the site, your CV, and two well-developed post proposals, with the subject line: “RE: Permanent Author” or “RE: Current Events Blogger” (as suitable) to GradHacker.org@gmail.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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