This academic year, we are seeking several communications positions at Strife, including a leader for our Communications Team – which guides all of our communications, social media, and web strategies.
Strife has a significant audience of academics and students globally. Our communications team has grown over the years to ensure that the great content developed by our contributors and edited by our editorial team is marketed broadly around the world.
To apply, review the role descriptions below and submit an application using the links below. Be sure to select all roles for which you may be interested so that our Executive Committee has a full understanding of which roles you would like to be considered for.
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The Strife Operations Team seeks a pro-active Communications Manager to join our busy operations team. The Communications Manager is responsible for the promotion and publication strategies of our dual publication. Managing a small team and working with the managing board the Communications Manager designs and operationalises our communications strategy including, social media, strategic partnerships, event and publication promotion. We are looking for a candidate with experience in strategic communications ideally within publishing or a relevant academic field. The Communications Manager will ideally be a graduate/post-graduate student.
The Web Manager will be responsible for managing the hosting, design, infrastructure, and search engine optimization of Strife’s websites and content management system. Duties will include general administration of Strife’s websites, content management system, designs and themes, technical hosting infrastructure, search engine optimization efforts, and information security efforts.
The Web Officer will be responsible for working with the Web Manager in supporting the hosting, design, infrastructure, and search engine optimization of Strife’s websites and content management system.
This role is intended for someone willing to learn more about the WordPress content management system and some basic web hosting administration over the course of an academic year. A technical background is not a requirement. The Web Manager will work closely with this role in terms of technical training and coaching for the WordPress system used by Strife.
We seek a highly organised individual with a strong interest in publishing to serve as Publications Officer on the Strife communications team. The Publications Officer is responsible for managing the posting of articles and other content to the Strife blog. The role requires close coordination between the Strife blog management team and Strife’s communications team to ensure articles are posted on-time and accurately. The candidate should be experienced in communicating clearly and effectively, have experience in time management and/or project management, and be interested in publishing, marketing, and/or communications.
Social Media Co-Ordinator
The Social Media Co-ordinator manages Strife’s social media presence on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. They work closely with the Communications Manager, Editor in Chief, and both Managing Editors to ensure that Strife’s content and programmes are adequately promoted and marketed. They make take on additional communications tasks as well.
Bryan is an MA candidate in International Relations and Contemporary War in the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London.
Bryan joined Strife in September 2019 as Web Manager and was promoted to Managing Editor, Strife Blog in January 2021. He was named Editor in Chief in September 2021.
He holds appointments as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at Auburn University and as an Associate Member at the Forum for Private Security Research at the Department of Defence Studies at King’s College.
In 2019, he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was previously a Humphrey Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and now serves on their Alumni Board of Directors.
In 2020, Bryan served a one-year term on the Academic Board of King’s College, London as the postgraduate taught representative for the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy.
In his professional life, Bryan is Principal & Chief Executive of Bryghtpath LLC, a crisis management and business continuity consultancy. He is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
His research interests center on how the alt-right measures, evaluates, and determines what is true – the intersection between intelligence operations and mis/disinformation campaigns that aim to amplify discord through digital means – and public/private sector collaboration in cybersecurity and national/homeland security issues.
Bryan holds a BA in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He is a graduate of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Program (NPLI) at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government.