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The Central Blue seeks Expressions of Interest for an Editorial Intern

Who are we?

The Central Blue is an online forum designed to promote informed discussion and debate about air power issues affecting Australia. Our scope is broad, covering topics from tactical integration to strategic theory; and from historical lessons to future capabilities.

What is the role?

You will primarily assist with editing submissions with the guidance of an established editor. You could also expect to help manage correspondence, track tasks, create and curate digital content, or transcribe and conduct interviews for publication.

It is a 12-month role with the option to extend or stay.

Why be involved?

The Central Blue editorial team is passionate about giving a voice to all members of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and our sister services, to foster a new generation of air power thinkers who can participate in the national security debate. The contest of ideas is not limited to the senior leaders of the Australian Defence Force. All personnel regardless of rank or specialisation should feel compelled in contributing to the debate and creating a diversity of thought and perspective to provide a clear picture against adversity. If you believe strongly in generating an inclusive culture to develop this intellectual edge, this is the role for you.

Who are we looking for?

Enthusiastic and dedicated Junior Officers, Enlisted personnel and Australian Public Service (APS) alike are encouraged to apply. While we are predominantly an air-minded team, your service is no barrier. We welcome applications from the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, RAAF and APS personnel.

What is The Central Blue editorial team offering?

In return, as a part of The Central Blue team, you can expect a commitment from the editors to provide mentoring, advice and editorial assistance. You will gain skills which enable you to critically edit and give a voice to other writers who may not feel so confident. You will have access to a broad array of editors from other sites, and writers with significant experience and knowledge.

Where & How do you contribute?

This role is entirely online! Our editors have been known to contribute from all across the world. You will simply need regular access to the internet.


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Applications close 16 October 2020.


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