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Editorial staff POSITIONS

Policy Perspectives, the Trachtenberg School’s student-run journal and policy blog, is now accepting applications for staff positions for the 2022-23 academic year!

To apply: The application is available via this link. Please read the instructions carefully, as the required questions vary by position. Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one role.

Deadline: Thursday, September 8 at 11:59 pm ET

We are accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Print journal: Associate Editors
    • Associate editors work one-on-one with a single writer on an article for the academic journal. Associate editors meet monthly editing deadlines throughout the year to ensure their writer’s piece meets all academic guidelines set by the Trachtenberg School in order to achieve peer-reviewed status. Associate editors also work closely with a faculty member reviewer.

  • Blog: Deputy Editors, Staff Writers
    • Deputy editors work with the Executive Editor of the blog to provide initial edits for blog pieces. Deputy editors are responsible for editing and fact-checking the work of two or three writers for the academic year. Each writer submits two pieces in the fall and two in the spring (approx. 500-800 words). 
    • Staff writers for the blog produce four policy briefs throughout the academic year (two in the fall and two in the spring). Pieces typically run between 500-800 words. More information on the kinds of pieces the blog publishes is available here.
  • Podcast: Producer(s), Host(s)
    • The producer(s) works closely with the Executive Editor and podcast host(s) to manage the WonkCast scheduling and booking throughout the school year. Responsibilities include setting a recording/release schedule, planning episode content, and ensuring the audio quality of the podcast. WonkCast releases two episodes per month when classes are in session. 
    • The podcast host(s), working with the producer(s) and Executive Editor, develops content for WonkCast and conducts interviews with podcast guests. Each episode usually focuses on a different policy area that interests the hosts and producers. WonkCast releases two episodes per month when classes are in session. 

Additional information: Because these positions last the full academic year, they are only open to Trachtenberg students graduating no earlier than May 2023. These positions are unpaid.

Questions: We’re happy to answer questions! Please email us at polpersp@gwu.edu.


EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS

Applications for executive positions at Policy Perspectives for the 2022-23 academic year are closed. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open in spring 2023.