The Fordham Political Review opens applications on a semesterly basis, beginning on the date of the Rose Hill club fair and running for approximately a week afterwards. The application consists of questions regarding your basic information, your political interests, a short paragraph expressing your interest in FPR, and a writing sample. Prospective members may apply to one of our four roles:
Content Editor: Will be assigned various articles throughout the semester. Content editors’ main duties include fact-checking, evaluating article and argument structure, and checking the validity of writers’ sources.
Copy Editor: Will be assigned various articles throughout the semester. Copy editors’ main duties include proofreading for correct spelling, grammar, phrasing, and AP styling.
Staff Writers: Produce 2 full length articles (approx. 1200-1500 words) for either the online or print publications during the semester. Staff Writers must meet set deadlines and may write about any topic of their choosing as long as it is related to politics, economics, culture, or current events. Staff Writers’ work is expected to be compelling and argumentative in nature.
Columnists: Responsible for a bi-weekly article (approx. 600-800 words) for the online publication. Columnists may also write for the semesterly print publication, but should note that articles for print are expected to be longer and more argumentative in nature. Columnists meet strict deadlines and may write about any topic of their choosing as long as it is related to politics, economics, culture, or current events. Their work must be compelling, but does not need to be argumentative. Columnists may also contribute opinion pieces.
When open, the application for the most recent cycle will be linked here. Applications are currently closed for the Fall 2023 semester, but prospective applicants may email firstname.lastname@example.org to express their interest and to be added to the mailing list for the Spring 2023 semester.