Editorial intern to assist openSecurity

openDemocracy Opendemocracy
4 October 2012

openSecurity is a section of the online analysis and comment commons, openDemocracy. 
Editorial intern needed to assist the editor with commissioning, editing and publishing openSecurity's high quality analysis of security, conflict and peacebuilding.

4 days per week for 3 months
£1,100 per month

Deadline Friday 12 October.

Reporting to: openSecurity Lead Editor
Location: Regular meetings at openDemocracy's office in London, though work from another location is possible. 

Tasks will include:

- Reading and assessing submissions 
- Sub-editing, editing
- Elements of web-design, web-publishing
- Research relating to commissioning and promoting openSecurity's debates.


Excellent written and spoken English.
Knowledge of and an interest in conflict and peacebuilding research, and related current affairs. 
Passionate about pluralism and inclusive debate.


Additional language.
Qualification in Conflict/ Peace/ War studies or relevant work experience.

Send a CV and covering letter (1 A4 side) to [email protected] with 'openSecurity Intern' in the subject line.

Successful applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals

To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.

By adding my name to this campaign, I authorise openDemocracy and Foxglove to keep me updated about their important work.

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