11 October 2017
Strife is a dual-format publication founded in 2012 by PhD students and researchers from the War Studies Department of King’s College London. Comprised of an academic Blog and a peer-reviewed Journal, it is run by postgraduate students and doctoral researchers from the School of Security Studies.
From its debut in 2012, Strife has grown from 5,000 annual views to over 1.5 million unique pageviews worldwide, with an audience that spans all the inhabited continents. Included among our steady viewers are academics and practitioners in diverse fields, research institutions, journalists and media conglomerates.
Strife’s thematic focus is ‘conflict’, in all shapes, forms and senses of the word. We combine political, historical, literary, and philosophical approaches to this phenomenon through blog and journal articles, as well as unique formats like photo essays, book, film, and art reviews. We aim to provide thought-provoking, unique perspectives on all aspects of conflict, from the cultural to the practically applied.
We are currently looking for outstanding individuals willing to join the Editorial Team. The positions currently available include:
Communications Manager (MA or PhD applicants)
The Communications Manager will be responsible for augmenting and expanding Strife’s social media and web presence. Duties will include promoting new Blog entries, the latest Journal issue, and Strife events, as well as expanding further Strife’s audience and recruiting new writers (postgraduate researchers, academics or relevant professionals).
Coordinating Editor – Journal (PhD applicants only)
The Coordinating Editor – Journal will work directly with the Managing Editor – Journal to prepare and deliver the publishing of Strife Journal’s winter and summer issues. He or she will take point in coordinating the editorial and proof-reading process of journal submissions, and will act as liaison between the authors, Senior Editors and the Managing Board of Strife.
Senior Editor – Journal & Blog (PhD applicants only)
The Senior Editors form the backbone of Strife’s operations, providing excellent editorial support for authors, as well as assisting in the smooth day-to-day running of Strife. Individuals will only be considered for the position of Senior Editor if they have reached the level of PhD studies or above. The SE designation serves to provide recognition of this level of service and dedication to Strife.
Series Editors – Blog (MA or PhD applicants)
Series Editors will be responsible for the publication of a singular subject-themed series of four articles to be featured on Strife Blog. This would also figure an introduction of no more than 500 words written by the Series Editor.
Series Editors will also help in editing blog entries.
Editor – MA Representative (MA applicants)
The MA Rep takes charge of liaising between Masters-level students and Strife. This will include encouraging new writers to contribute to Strife, as well as promoting Strife amongst the graduate population, expanding its audience and contributors base.
The MA Rep will also assist in editing blog entries.
Editor – BA Representative (BA applicants)
The Editor – BA Rep will take charge of liaising between Strife and the UG community at King’s. He or she will be responsible for filtering any UG submissions in accordance with relevant Strife guidelines. The BA Rep will also promote Strife, encouraging new writers to contribute to Strife, and expand Strife’s audience.
The BA Rep will also assist in editing blog entries.
Becoming part of Strife, a vibrant and influential publication, represents a unique opportunity, boosting your professional profile, putting you in direct contact with experts in the field, and helping accumulate valuable editorial and writing experience.
To apply please send your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please state ‘Editorial Board application’ and specify the position you are applying for.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 25th.
Priority will be given to applicants currently registered for a program of study or engaged in research at King’s College London.
Additionally, we are continuously seeking new contributors. This is a great opportunity to be published as well as to have your work reviewed by experts in a friendly and constructive environment. Submission guidelines can be found on the Submissions page.
We look forward to getting you involved at Strife.