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Ethics in the News Analyst (EXPIRED)

Prindle Post, Prindle Institute for Ethics not BA-granting

Job category Other (non-academic) / Fixed term
AOS Fields that involve significant study of ethics
AOS categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Religion
AOC fields that involve significant study of ethics
AOC categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Religion
Social and Political Philosophy
Value Theory
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Remote work
Organization based in Greencastle, Indiana, United States
Start date July 1, 2019
Job description


The Prindle Post, an online ethics magazine from The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, is seeking expert scholars to write concise explanatory articles that focus on elucidating the underlying moral issues raised by current events and popular culture. The ideal contributor will be someone with a graduate degree or a graduate student in a field that focuses, at least in part, on studying ethics (e.g. philosophy).


  • Contribute an “Ethics in the News” or “Ethics in Culture” piece approximately once every two weeks, for a total of 30 posts per year. These are 600-1200 word articles that explain the underlying moral issue or issues raised by a current event or some aspect of our culture.

Compensation: $2,400/year


  • Have a graduate degree, or be working toward graduate degree, in philosophy, ethics, or a related field in which ethics is a significant component.

  • Be broadly familiar with the wide variety of morally relevant features and be good at identifying morally relevant features when they arise

  • Be able to clearly and succinctly articulate arguments for and against moral opinions. Of particular importance is being able to identify potential objections to widely shared moral opinions that most people might not immediately recognize.

Ethics in the News/Culture

The Prindle Post aims to be different from other explanatory news sites by delving deeper into the underlying moral issues that make a news story newsworthy or that make some aspect of our culture thought-provoking.

An ideal piece will

  • Clearly articulate one or more moral issues/questions raised by the focus piece

  • Clearly articulate what some of the core morally relevant features are

  • Clearly articulate reasons/arguments for and against the moral issue

Please peruse www.prindlepost.org to get a general idea of content and style. See this post for a great example of an Ethics in the News article: https://www.prindlepost.org/2017/05/homeless-utah-desperately-seeking-backyard/

How to apply
Application type Email
Send Academic CV and a sample Ethics in the News/Culture post to Tucker Sechrest (tucker@sechrest.com) by June 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.
Web address to apply http://www.prindlepost.org/about
Email to apply
Hard deadline June 1, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information http://www.prindlepost.org/about
Contact name Tucker Sechrest
Contact email
Contact phone 7656585014
Time created April 29, 2019, 8:58am EST
Scheduled expiry date June 1, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Expired on June 3, 2019, 12:46am EST
Last updated August 3, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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