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Prindle Post Staff Writer Application

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Prindle Post staff writers contribute weekly content for The Prindle Post in the form of ethics in the news articles and op eds. Staff writers are strong writers with an ability to keep up with and analyze current events and culture. Applications for The Prindle Post staff writer positions are now available. The application deadline is April 5, 2019. Please contact Eleanor Price (eleanorprice@depauw.edu) with any questions about the internship or the application.

Guidelines for Applying

The Prindle Post is an online ethics news magazine, where our primary writing takes the form of Ethics in the News posts. To apply to be a Staff Writer, we ask that you demonstrate your aptitude for writing an Ethics in the News post. As the title implies, these pieces focus on ethical issues in current events. They’re typically between 600-1500 words, and should cover a topic that has recently happened or come to prominence in public discourse — the more timely, the better. A good EITN should describe the current evetns issue, examine the debates/arguments surrounding it, and elaborate on any moral dimensions of the issue. These pieces should focus on analysis and contextualization of an issue rather than a summary.  For examples of structure and style, consider these two articles:  this piece considering the ethics of tipping and another discussing the ethics of placebos. 

Also necessary to your application are a cover letter explaining your interest in becoming a Staff Writer and writing for The Prindle Post, an unofficial transcript, your resumé or CV, and the names of two faculty members at DePauw who can serve as references. If you have any questions about these guidelines, or if you have trouble submitting your application using the form below, please contact Eleanor Price at eleanorprice@depauw.edu.

Prindle Post Staff Writer Application 2019-2020

The application packet must consist of (i) a resume, (ii) cover letter (iii) “unofficial” academic transcript (from e-services), (iv) the names of two faculty references, (v) an Ethics in the News post. *If you are having trouble submitting this form, please e-mail the requested information and files to Eleanor Price eleanorprice@depauw.edu*

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