Editorial Internship - ODRussia

Paid, flexible part-time position is now open at oDRussia / Russia and Beyond. Closing date September 15

6 September 2013

openDemocracy Russia is an online journal and think tank, publishing articles daily on a wide range of issues affecting Russia and beyond. We are currently looking for an editorial intern to support editor Oliver Carroll and the wider oDRussia team in the day-to-day running of the website.

The editorial intern will primarily focus on:

- sub-editing/proof-reading (in English) 
- publishing articles and picture editing 
- some supervised article/debate commissioning (in English and Russian) 
- developing the oDRussia online community through social media
- supporting the Editor in fundraising efforts
- assistance in preparing occasional offline discussion events

The position is at times demanding — creative and technical — but will be highly rewarding to the right, innovative individual.
We are looking for a combination of qualities for this broad and varied role: 

- Relevant degree or equivalent work experience 
- Fluency in Russian 
- Understanding of the politics, economy, culture of Russia and the former Soviet Union 
- Understanding of oDRussia’s core values

- Higher level degree 
- Experience of editing, publishing or media 
- Experience in marketing, fundraising and/or social media tools
- Translation skills 
- Interest/experience in visual journalism (design, infographics, photoediting)

The position will be part-time (2.5 working days per week) and based in our offices in Dalston, London. It will last an initial six months, subject to a two month probationary period.  Applicants must have the right to work in the UK legally.

How to apply: Send a CV and a brief cover note (max 1 page) outlining your relevant skills, experience and ambitions to: Oliver Carroll at [email protected]

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.

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