Interview Contributor - Deadline 29 August

WIFP Interview contributor

For five years, Women in Foreign policy has been bringing insightful career interviews with women working in the industry to its 5,000+ monthly readers.

The interview section is intersectional by design. We need to ensure that all readers, particularly those from an underrepresented background who don’t see each other reflected in the make-up of the foreign policy workforce enough, get introduced to role models they can easily identify with. This includes people of colours, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, people from underrepresented classes. 

We are now looking for volunteer Interview Contributors to join our editorial team and write compelling pieces to enrich the interviews section. The Contributors will report directly to our two Co-Editors, Ruanne Elmalawani and Alice Mercanti under the supervision of Lucie Goulet, founder and CEO of Women in Foreign Policy.

Time commitment 

  • 20 hours/month for a minimum of six months

  • Including a team call every other week at 6:30pm UK time on Skype which you are encouraged to attend as much as possible

Tasks include

  • Research industry-related topics and generate ideas for new content

  • Write at least one interview per month

  • Be creative in terms of researching people to interview collectively with the Editors

  • Contact prospective interviewees, send follow up communication and get their approval for the final draft

  • Submit drafts to editors for input, editing and approval 

  • Transcribe, edit and upload interviews on company website

Desired skills

Please note that this is indicative only. We highly encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick off all the skills as we see your contribution to Women in Foreign Policy as a way to help you grow in your career. We therefore provide training and support to develop new skills.

  • Reliability - this is the most important skill. We are really looking for volunteers who will come through. Delivering outcomes by the respective due dates and communicating any potential delays to the Editors before the deadline.

  • Writing - good grasp of English grammar/spelling.

  • Creativity - to come up with new topics to cover, unusual angles, unexpected jobs or names etc.

  • Communication -  representing the organisation in a professional and respectful manner when contacting people. Responding to emails in a timely manner while maintaining honesty and integrity.

  • Interviewing - the ability to draw good advice from someone.

Compensation 

At the moment, we are unfortunately not able to pay our volunteers. The entire team, including the founder work for free.

Location

This is a job to carry out remotely

How to apply:

  • By 29 August 2019

  • Email a cover letter to lucie.goulet[at]womeninforeignpolicy.org explaining why you are interested, how this position would help your own career and two interview ideas featuring jobs/profiles you feel we don’t cover enough and a short summary of why.

  • Include a CV.

  • Subject line of your email should be: Contributor, Interviews application - You Name.