We’re hiring editors, seeking freelance contributors and partner institutions, and looking for interns and volunteers

 

Notes from Poland is a leading English-language source of news, insight and analysis on Poland, with a combined 50,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter. We are now expanding, with a new website that will feature daily news coverage, original journalism, and content from expert authors.

Thanks to the success of our fundraising efforts, we have secured resources to launch the new service later this year. As such, we are seeking to:

  • hire two paid editorial staff members
  • build a network of freelance contributors and partner institutions
  • offer opportunities for interns and volunteers

See below for more on each of those positions. Learn about our history, our plans and our team here. And familiarise yourself with our current activity via our Facebook and Twitter feeds (which is where our work until now has been focused) and the articles on this, our old website (which will soon be replaced by the new one pictured above).


Editorial staff

Notes from Poland is seeking two part-time editorial staff to work alongside editor-in-chief Daniel Tilles and editor-at-large Stanley Bill. Candidates should be motivated to join a new venture, helping to establish a media outlet that aims to become the leading source of reporting on Poland in English. They must be based in Poland but will be working remotely, and should be available to begin work from October. The positions will be for one year in the first instance (including a two-month probationary period), with the potential for further extension and full-time positions.

To apply for either of the positions below, please send a covering letter explaining briefly your relevant experience and outlining why you want to work with Notes from Poland, a two-page CV, and examples of any relevant writing/editing work to notesfrompoland@outlook.com by the end of 23 August with the title of the position being applied for in the subject line.

Please make sure you include the following language on your application: „Wyrażam zgodę na przetwarzanie moich danych osobowych zawartych w mojej ofercie pracy dla potrzeb niezbędnych do realizacji procesu rekrutacji (zgodnie z Ustawą z dnia 29.08.1997 roku o Ochronie Danych Osobowych; tekst jednolity: Dz. U. z 2002r. Nr 101, poz. 926 ze zm.).”

  • Deputy editor

Notes from Poland is looking to hire a passionate and experienced journalist and editor who is willing to work part-time (20 hours per week) as we launch our new website. The position is paid and the holder will be employed under Polish law by the Notes from Poland Foundation.

Tasks and responsibilities

The deputy editor will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of Notes from Poland in cooperation with the editor-in-chief.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to: conceptualizing story ideas and commissioning articles; creating, editing and publishing content online; monitoring, selecting and writing news stories to be published online daily; posting and interacting on social media; representing Notes from Poland by liaising with contributors and helping with fundraising efforts.

The position requires a particular focus on fact-checking and reporting the news accurately, objectively and comprehensively, as well as adherence to our philosophy of presenting a broad and diverse range of perspectives.

Language requirements

We welcome native speakers of Polish with demonstrable fluency in written English or non-Polish applicants able to demonstrate fluent English and a high level of understanding of written and spoken Polish.

Experience

Ideal candidates will have relevant experience in journalism (minimum three years), including experience editing/commissioning/curating content as well as producing texts in English. Extensive knowledge of Poland and Polish culture, politics and society is essential.

Skills

Notes from Poland is an online publication. Hence, candidates must be able to demonstrate a high level of understanding of online and social media, including work with content management systems, preferably Word Press. The candidate should be willing and able to work remotely and independently, in addition to functioning as part of the broader editorial team.

  • Assistant editor

Notes from Poland is looking to hire an assistant editor who is willing to work part-time (20 hours per week). The position is paid and the holder will be employed under Polish law by the Notes from Poland Foundation.

Tasks and responsibilities

The assistant editor will be an integral part of the editorial team, working closely with and under the direction of the deputy editor and editor-in-chief.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to: monitoring, selecting, editing, and writing news stories to be published online; managing the website and social media channels, posting news and other content online. The position requires a particular focus on fact-checking and reporting the news accurately, objectively and comprehensively, as well as adherence to our philosophy of presenting a broad and diverse range of perspectives.

Language

We welcome native speakers of Polish with demonstrable fluency in written English or non-Polish applicants able to demonstrate fluent English and a high level of understanding of written and spoken Polish.

Experience

Ideal candidates will have some experience in journalism and/or in editing/commissioning/curating content, including working with texts in English. Knowledge of Poland and Polish culture, politics and society is essential.

Skills

Notes from Poland is an online publication. Hence, candidates should demonstrate a high level of understanding of online and social media. They should have proficiency in using Word and Excel and, preferably, some experience of content management systems, particularly Word Press, and online collaborative platforms. The candidate should be willing and able to work remotely and independently, in addition to functioning as part of the broader editorial team.


Contributors and Partner Institutions

As Notes from Poland launches its new website, we will be regularly publishing content from guest writers (such as journalists, academics and other expert authors) who can offer reporting, analysis and opinion on Polish current affairs, politics, history, culture, business and society. Please send expressions of interest (including pitches for specific stories if you wish) to notesfrompoland@outlook.com.

We are also interested in collaborating with others institutions (think tanks, research organisations, Polish media outlets, etc.) that would like their content to reach our large, international audience. For enquiries, please contact notesfrompoland@outlook.com


Interns

If you are interested in gaining experience working for an up-and-coming news operation (working remotely), please send expressions of interest (including a brief description of yourself, your relevant interests, skills and experience, and why you wish to work with us) to notesfrompoland@outlook.com (including ‘Internship’ in the subject line)


Volunteers

As a service published by a non-profit foundation with limited resources, we welcome voluntary contributions (and indeed all those currently involved in our foundation are doing so unpaid).

If, for example, you are a photographer who can provide us with images or footage of events in Poland; if you can keep us informed of stories in your area that our small team may not otherwise pick up on; if you have web- or graphic-design skills you are willing to offer; if you are a qualified translator who can occasionally translate short texts between Polish and English; or if you can help in any other way, we would be very grateful if you could get in touch at notesfrompoland@outlook.com.

 

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