Get involved with the The New Federalist and its four sister editions!
The New Federalist Editorial Board 2017/18: Call for applications
The New Federalist, the English version of the JEF webzine, is looking for editors! Are you keen to help run a Europe-wide online media with sister editions in four languages? Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm CEST on Saturday, 30 September!
Who, what, when?
There will be a reform of the editorial board structure from the earlier system of region-specific editors. Instead, we are looking for another Editor-in-Chief to work with Juuso Järviniemi; two Communications Officers; four Chief Translators; one Headhunter; and one Interviews and Features Officer. You may find descriptions of the tasks of each at the end of this page!
We expect editors to hold the position for a period of one year. The team will meet via Skype once a month, and additionally we will work together to arrange face-to-face meetings.
In addition to what it says in the job descriptions, all editorial team members are encouraged to write submissions about topics of their interest!
What should I do now?
Those interested are invited to send an application of no more than 1,000 words to email@example.com. In the letter, you are requested to describe any relevant past experience you have, and why you are interested in being in the editorial board. If you have any questions, feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
What jobs are available?
Editor-in-Chief (to work with Juuso Järviniemi)
- Coordinates the curation of content; issues monthly calls for articles
- Publishes articles on the website together with Communications Officers
- Writes monthly joint articles with an editor from another language edition
- Maintains connections with related media
- Plans initiatives for series of articles
- Organises real-life meetings for contributors twice a year in cooperation with the editors of other language editions
- Leads the general strategic development of TNF and envisages future directions for the webzine; may recruit a team member tasked with this
Communications Officer (x2)
- Together with Editors-in-Chief, publishes articles on the website
- Promotes TNF articles on social media (Facebook and Twitter; free to consider the use of other media)
- Posts other relevant content, with the indicative target of one Facebook post and three tweets a day
- Devices other ideas for accumulating an audience within and beyond the JEF network
- Runs the “opponent” system for the TNF Facebook page, i.e. when an article is posted, someone from the TNF team or wider JEF network is made to comment on the post, so as to increase social media engagement
- Takes care of arising technical difficulties on the TNF website and other platforms
Chief Translator (x4)
One for each sister edition of The New Federalist, i.e. French, German, Italian, Spanish. Translates articles from sister editions; recruits other translators and coordinates their work
- Invited to make submissions concerning countries whose languages they speak, for example media roundups
- Seeks out submissions made to other publications in their language; translates for The New Federalist with original author’s permission
- Seeks for new authors from within and outwith the JEF network, including JEF sections, Universities (including young academics for essays to be published on TNF), UEF, European Movement International, JEF alumni
- Can make use of calls for articles when asking people to write some particular article
Interviews and Features Officer (x1)
- Conducts interviews with politicians, academics and other relevant people; advises people who would like to conduct some of their own
- When possible, makes and curates video interviews
- Prepares six or more reportages or video reports a year
Are you interested in...
• writing about European affairs and sharing your thoughts with a broader public?
• engaging in discussions with other Europeans?
• making a political analysis of the challenges Europe faces and contributing to finding solutions?
• using and improving your language skills in a European project?
• strengthening your CV with your involvement and your interest for European affairs?
• choosing the rythm and the amount of work?
...there are 3 ways to get involved:
Become a journalist!
• Suggest a topic for an article and submit your article on email@example.com. Spontaneous articles are always welcome!
• You can indicate your interest to receive in regular intervals our Call for Articles in which we suggest a number of topics that need to be covered.
• The Guidelines for Authors can be found here.
Become a translator!
• You should speak English proficiently plus at least one of the other languages in which the online magazine is currently published: French, German or Italian.
• You can decide which articles to translate from one of the language versions, in cooperation with the Editorial Board of the TNF, and submit them to tnf(at)jef.eu.
• You can also indicate your interest on this e-mail address in case you want to receive in regular intervals our Call for Articles to be translated.
Become an editor!
• are eager to improve your first-hand knowledge of the European institutions and policies while refining your editorial and writing skills?
• want to become active in leading the editorial line, elaborating calls for articles, reviewing the submitted articles and planning the editorial schedule?
• have past experience with the TNF or are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and you would like to contribute to the coordination of the work of the Editorial Board?