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Prindle Post News Analyst Application

Overview

The Prindle Post, an online publication for public philosophy from The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, is seeking scholars to write concise, accessible, and engaging articles explaining the moral issues raised by current events and popular culture.

Applications are due January 30, 2023.

Responsibilities:

  • Submit one 900-1200 word piece (addressing a specific moral question) for review every four weeks (12 total for the year).
  • Develop and research topics; curate and cite sources.
  • Respond to calls for edits in a timely manner.

Compensation: $125/article

Qualifications:

  • Have a graduate degree, or be working toward a graduate degree, in philosophy or a related field in which ethics is a significant component.
  • Be familiar with a wide variety of morally relevant features and adept at identifying them in applied contexts.
  • Be able to clearly and succinctly articulate arguments regarding morality, public policy, and/or social issues.
  • Be generally well-informed about the news and relevant social commentary.

Ethics in the News/Culture

The Prindle Post is different from other explanatory news sites in that we position ethical questions front and center. We aim to situate a general, non-academic audience in the broader conversation and place subjects in the larger philosophical context to which they belong. We hope to engage readers by emphasizing the underlying moral issues and controversies that make a news story noteworthy or that make some aspect of our culture thought-provoking.

We encourage potential applicants to familiarize themselves with the site to get a sense of the Post’s style and voice. (Rachel Robison-Greene’s “State of Surveillance: Should Your Car Be Able to Call the Cops?” and Megan Fritts’s “Law Enforcement, Role-Based Duties, and Bodily Autonomy” serve as good examples of the kinds of topics, context, exposition, and analysis we’re looking for.)

To apply, send an original sample piece and CV to evansechrest@depauw.edu.

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