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DescriptionIn an era of 24-hour news cycles, 140-character journalism, and extremist radio, The Repartée was founded to fill a void of responsible civic discourse taking place within the media.
We aim to bring together leading thinkers of opposing viewpoints and give them a platform to defend and reason their arguments, all without the interruptions and influences of moderators, talk show hosts, or larger corporate interests. With no hidden agenda of our own, we foster an online environment where readers of all ideological leanings will feel comfortable visiting and, in turn, engage with non-hysterical arguments they wouldn’t otherwise consider. We also believe that debate should not be limited to politics and policy, and hope to feature as many critics debating their opinions on the arts, as we do pundits and academics discussing their views on the major national issues of today.
We’re looking for someone to help find, curate, and facilitate debates for our Government and Education sections, which will feature thinkers discussing the latest policies and social issues. This person will have the experience and sensibilities necessary to identify exciting, sometimes quirky, and – above all – interesting debate ideas, and then make them a reality.
We’re looking for someone who is not afraid to reach out to top writers and come up with a Plan B, if their first idea or choice doesn't pan out. Experience with writing for a publication is a plus, but we’re really looking for someone who is obsessed with politics, social issues, or education. While this is unpaid at the moment, there is the possibility of it turning into a full-time paid position as our resources grow.
Responsibilities- Help oversee daily selection, placement, prioritization, and tone of Government and Education sections
- Liaise with our publisher daily to plan content and execute coverage
- Assist with editorial projects and provide support to the publisher.
- Proofreading electronic files, basic copyediting, and writing of pitches to prospect debaters
- Assisting with or proofing of ads, invitations, etc.
- Work on special projects, as needed
Requirements- Extremely passionate about politics, socials issues, government, or education. You don't have to be into all of them, as you'll only be working in the field you care most about
- Strong organizational and communication skills with keen attention to detail and problem solving skills
- Knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experience/interest in Web maintenance