Call for applications: Editors-in-Chief

, by TNF Editorial Board

Call for applications: Editors-in-Chief

The New Federalist is seeking two new Editors-in-Chief to manage the editorial team and the content and strategy of the webzine.

It’s an exciting opportunity to co-lead a unique and prestigious publication listed on the website of the European Union as a recommended source for keeping up with EU Politics!

The New Federalist is the English language edition of the federalist webzines, whose parent organisation is the Young European Federalists (JEF Europe). The other language editions and sister webzines are published in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Romanian and Polish.

The webzines cover EU politics and EU affairs…with a federalist angle!

Your Role and Mandate

We are looking for one Senior and one Junior Editor-in-Chief for a mandate of twelve months, with an opportunity to continue for a second period of twelve months if all parties agree. Both positions are voluntary and will require a time commitment of around 10 hours per week.

Your Tasks Will Be:

– Recruiting an editorial team to manage the different sections, social media and outreach

– Editing and reviewing articles for publication, including translations of articles featuring in the sister editions

– Overseeing and expanding the pool of translators

– Working closely with the sister editions and JEF Europe to organise joint projects

– Organising (and possibly hosting) webinars in cooperation with the sister webzines and/or JEF Europe

– Organising and chairing meetings to coordinate the efforts of the editorial team

– Organising features on topics which are of special importance or special interest to our target readership

Requirements for the Position

– Native-level English speaker (written and spoken) with strong writing and editing skills

– Strong interest in EU politics and good understanding of EU institutions and processes

– An eye for what makes a good, readable, and relevant article

– A creative approach to broadening the readership and developing the strategy of the webzine

– Ability to bring people on board, lead a team and help team members work together

– Knowledge of JEF Europe’s aims and activities, including an understanding of European federalism, is a clear advantage

Applications open on Thursday, 14th October 2021 and close at 11.59pm on Friday 22nd October. To apply, please send a CV, cover letter and writing sample to sg at by the deadline. Your writing sample should preferably be in op-ed style

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