Prindle Post staff writers contribute weekly content for The Prindle Post in the form of ethics in the news articles. 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 always accepted. Please contact Christiane Wisehart (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 events 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 articles:
A complete application includes: 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 Christiane Wisehart at email@example.com.