Military and Defense Technology Writer

The National Interest
  • Location
    Remote, Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 06

Position description

The National Interest, a Washington-based magazine that focuses on international affairs, foreign policy, and politics, is searching for a writer specializing in military hardware and defense issues. This is a full-time, freelance position. 

The best part: You can work from home--no need to ever come to an office!

The right candidate will work remotely between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday. We will consider additional flexibilities for highly qualified candidates.

We are looking for an individual who can write five to six short posts per day about important military and defense issues. Each article would be 400–650 words in length. 


• At least one year of experience writing for a publication. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in writing multiple stories per day as assigned on a tight deadline while being mindful of SEO strategies. A writing test will be administered during the application process.  

• A keen interest and understanding of the following topics: U.S. military hardware, Russian military hardware, NATO military hardware, stealth fighter technology, and Chinese military hardware and strategy.

• Familiarity with the industries and companies that produce various war weapons. 

• Successful candidates must have the ability to write clearly, intelligently, and thoughtfully on short deadlines. 

• A bachelor’s degree. 

• The ability to cover breaking news at odd hours if needed. While this is rare, it does happen. 

Application instructions

All applications must submit the following: cover letter, résumé/CV, four examples of your published work of at least five hundred words in length.

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