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Prindle Post News Analyst

The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University

Job category Other (non-academic) / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 6
Organization's reference number Prindle Institute for Ethics
Location Remote work
Organization based in Greencastle, Indiana, United States
Start date July 1, 2020
Job description

The Prindle Post, hosted by the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University, is currently accepting applications for News Analyst positions. We are 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). Applications due June 1, 2020.


  • Contribute an “Ethics in the News” or “Ethics in Culture” piece once every two weeks, for a total of 24 pieces. These are 800-1200 word blog posts that explain the underlying moral issue or issues raised by a current event or some aspect of our culture.

Compensation: $2,400/term of contract


  • Have a graduate degree, or be working toward a 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 them when they arise.
  • Be able to clearly and succinctly articulate arguments for and against moral opinions and communicate them to a general audience. 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 and controversies 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
How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://prindleinstitute.org/newsanalyst
Email to apply
Hard deadline Tomorrow, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information http://prindleinstitute.org/newsanalyst
Contact name Christiane Wisehart
Contact email
Contact phone 2158504842
Time created April 14, 2020, 4:38pm EST
Scheduled expiry date Tomorrow, 11:59pm EST
Last updated April 17, 2020, 4:28pm EST
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