The McGill Journal of Political Studies (Online) is now hiring for multiple positions. We are seeking committed, talented students to join our close-knit team of McGill’s best political analysts. Apply by September 16th, 2019 at the following links:
Staff Writer: Apply here.
Political Theory Editor: Apply here.
General Contributions Editor: Apply here.
Managing Editor: Apply here.
Social Media Team Member: Apply here.
What is MJPS?
MJPS is the publication of the Political Science Students’ Association, McGill’s undergraduate political science society. The Print edition of the journal publishes a collection of excellent undergraduate papers once per year, while the Online edition publishes daily political analysis meant for a general educated audience.
We publish articles across four streams: Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory. Below are descriptions of each section:
Canadian Politics: Canadian domestic and foreign affairs, especially emphasizing rapid analysis of breaking political news
International Relations: politics between countries and at the level of international organizations
Comparative Politics: domestic politics of countries outside Canada, employing a comparative lens between countries where useful
Political Theory: thoughtful analysis of political philosophy and political theory, including its application to current and historical events
Why Join MJPS?
The MJPS Online is different from other online publications at McGill and elsewhere. We have carefully developed an organizational structure that produces political analysis of the highest caliber while making MJPS an extremely rewarding team to be part of.
1. Small and Selective Team
Our team is made up of only the most promising writers and editors. In fact, all sections are capped at just 8 writers. This makes for not only an exceptionally talented team, but also one where each member is personally valued and feels part of a close-knit community.
2. Creative Freedom
Writers at MJPS choose their own topics and are never forced to write on pre-made pitches. We also provide the opportunity to write in a variety of formats, including opinion pieces, rapid analysis, and long-form explainers. Editors have substantial freedom in their leadership and editing practices and are also made a meaningful part of discussions around MJPS Online’s direction.
3. Emphasis on Breaking News Analysis
While writers are not required to pursue breaking analysis pieces, our team is highly experienced in this and is the only publication on McGill’s campus to consistently produce same-day and next-day analysis of breaking political events in Canada and around the world.
Our capacity to publish breaking analysis pieces allows MJPS staff to capitalize on higher interest in a topic and therefore increased attention to the work of MJPS writers and editors.
We are currently hiring for the following positions:
Staff Writer: Staff writers are the backbone of MJPS, producing political analysis and opinion for their assigned section. Writers must write one article every two weeks by their assigned draft deadline. Apply here.
Political Theory Editor: The new political theory editor will join our existing political theory editor to help manage a section of up to 8 total writers. The political theory editor will be responsible for editing the work of 4 writers, each producing one article every two weeks. Apply here.
Contributions Editor: The contributions editor will be the primary editor for outside contributions submitted to MJPS. This editor will review all contributions and determine whether to accept or reject them. For accepted contributions, the editor will prepare the piece for publication. Apply here.
Managing Editor: The new managing editor will join our existing managing editor to help lead the entire staff. They will be specifically responsible for two of the four sections, to be determined based on the two managing editors’ interests. Apply here.
Social Media Team Member: Social media team members will work with the social media director to manage MJPS’ social media, especially Facebook and Twitter. They will be responsible for near-daily uploading of posts on social media. Apply here.
For questions or concerns, please email Catharina O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.