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The American Interest is looking for a staff writer and researcher to be based in Washington, D.C. This is an entry-level position, ideal for a recent college graduate with a strong liberal arts background looking to break into journalism and/or policy analysis. Foreign language skills and comfort with statistics are a plus.

Responsibilities include:

Writing: Contribute short articles to the Via Meadia feed; participate and pitch article ideas in daily editorial calls; work closely with our small, motivated staff and our editor-at-large, Walter Russell Mead, to offer sharp and timely commentary on the events of the day.

Research: Develop expertise in two or three policy areas; perform thorough research and fact-checking on a daily basis.

This is a fast-paced workplace and we are a small team with big ambitions. Come join us as we re-imagine what a serious and opinionated news analysis magazine and big-think journal can be in the 21st century.

Comprehensive health and dental benefits included.

Apply by sending your CV and cover letter right here. No phone calls, please.

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  • FriendlyGoat

    Best wishes to the successful candidate. We readers appreciate the work of the TAI staff.

    • Anthony

      I second that!

  • jeburke

    It’s interesting to me that such lines as “ideal for a recent college graduate” are arguably a violation of the federal Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). It’s a slam dunk that wording that appeared to favor male applicants or, god knows, white people (!) would send up howls of online outrage, very possibly trigger an EEOC probe, and cause resignations from the TAI inner sanctum. Yet, not all anti-discrimination prohibitions are equal, and appeals for recent college grads remain commonplace. So, the ADEA is one of those laws that exist primarily to be turned on this or that hapless target for somebody’s political gain.

    Just to be clear to any literally minded folks, I’m all for reaching out to new grads in job recruitment.

    • Anthony

      Prima facie, though perhaps inadvertent, example of societal influence of “Adversarial Legalism – Judicial Solutions for administrative decisions – with added touch of “fallacy of relevance” (A State of Courts and Parties).

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