Strife is an internationally recognized dual format publication, led by doctoral and graduate researchers based in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. We study all aspects of ‘conflict’, combining political, historical, literary, and philosophical approaches to conflict to provide thought-provoking and unique perspectives for our readers. We have over 3.5 million readers a year, with strong engagement from governmental and academic institutions.
Strife is comprised of an academic blog, as well as the peer-reviewed academic journal, Strife Journal, which is published quarterly. Both platforms, as well as their complementary events such as conferences, issue launches, and presentations, are centred thematically on conflict in all its shapes and forms. We are continuing to grow and expand, and we want you to join us to be a part of the editorial board.
Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, Strife continues to grow, offering our readers regular new scholarship. This year all events and guidance will be fully delivered online to safeguard our staff. This has opened the exciting possibility for postgraduate students, from any country, anywhere in the world, to become a part of the Editorial Board.
Joining Strife presents a unique opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of postgraduate students, building expertise in conflict studies. Teamwork is a key component of Strife, as is the sense of community we have built over the years. Recruits will also avail of contact with professors and leading academic experts through our events, publications, and networking opportunities.
The following positions are open for recruitment, and each of these rewarding roles is open to international applications from all over the world —
Please apply by 5 October 2020.
Senior Editors (PhD only)
The Senior Editors work directly with the two Managing Editors and the Coordinating Editors to ensure a high-quality and timely review process of pieces submitted for consideration for publication in the blog the Journal. This will include reviewing submitted works for content, clarity, and adherence to the Strife style guide and referencing rules. It will be the Senior Editor’s responsibility to liaise and coordinate with the relevant author assigned to him/her as necessary regarding issues to be clarified, amendments, and any other details necessary for the production of the final draft within the assigned deadlines.
Copy Editors (MA and PhD)
Working exclusively on the blog, the Copy Editor will assist the Managing Editor of the blog and the Senior Editors during the editing process. This will include reviewing submitted works for content, clarity, and adherence to the Strife style guide and referencing rules, particularly during the second round of editing—a key aspect of the editorial process.
Series Editors (MA and PhD)
Series Editors will coordinate, with the prior approval, support, and direction of the Managing Board, the preparation for publication of a singular subject-themed series of articles to be featured on Strife blog. The Series Editor will be responsible for writing the series introduction, and should aim to include high quality contributions from a diverse, and preferably senior (PhD, faculty), range of contributors and will be responsible for conducting the first edit of each piece in the series. Series Editors are responsible for selecting contributors.
External Representatives (PhD only)
This is a dual role, consisting of both editing and promotional responsibilities. As Strife continues to grow and expand, we look forward to building our presence in Universities beyond King’s College London through our dynamic External Representatives. This will include encouraging new writers to contribute to Strife and harnessing other opportunities to promote Strife amongst the students of the Representatives’ universities, expanding the audience of Strife, and additionally helping to raise the profile of the organization. Examples of initiatives to increase visibility could include posting in specific Facebook groups, sharing with research groups, or engaging with other student bodies. The External Representative will also assist in the editing of blog pieces, in coordination with the Managing Editor of the blog.
Staff Writers (MA and PhD)
Staff Writers are responsible for the creation of regular content for Strife blog They will liaise with the Managing Board on core areas of focus for publication. This will include, but is not limited to, contacting, organising, and transcribing interviews with senior academics and persons of interest for the blog, and reviewing events and publications (within the Department of War Studies at KCL and beyond). Staff Writers are also encouraged to keep up to date with current issues and write topical articles through the year.