Chelsea ManningCommunityMy FDL

Firedoglake Seeks Paid Archivist For Bradley Manning Court Martial Coverage

Protester sports FDL Bradley Manning t-shirt at SF Pride direct action

Protester sports FDL Bradley Manning t-shirt at SF Pride direct action. (Flickr/Steve Rhodes)

Firedoglake has been at the forefront of the battle for fair justice for Bradley Manning for over 3 years now, and as we gear up to cover his court martial beginning June 3rd, we’re looking for a paid archivist to assist us in collecting, organizing and presenting our reporting to our readership in the most efficient way possible.

Our hope is to revive our Bradley Manning coverage page with Kevin Gosztola’s unparalleled investigative reporting from Ft. Meade. As one of the few journalists to have covered nearly every day of the pre-trial proceedings, we want to give readers full and timely access to more than just his written, knowledgable analysis by creating a hub for all relevant TV and radio interviews, Tweets and other media as well. We especially welcome applicants who have new and innovative ideas for presenting our coverage during the court martial.

To that end, if you have a strong interest in Bradley Manning’s case and possess the following, please copy and paste your CV/Resume and brief introduction (who you are, why you want to be involved) into the body of an email and send it to We’ll be accepting submissions until Monday, May 20th.

  • 15/20hrs per week
  • Willingness to commit for the duration of the court martial (8-12 wks)
  • Proficient in basic HTML/CSS coding
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A strong work ethic
  • Your own computer and regular access to the internet
  • Experience with and a footprint in social media, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Reddit, etc.
  • Confidence to work independently and under tight deadlines

You may work from home and telecommute.

What we want most out of this is to find someone who shares our commitment to providing the public with comprehensive and accurate reporting on Bradley Manning’s court martial. While none of the following skills and qualifications are required or necessary for this position, you may get a leg up if you’re familiar with: Photoshop or graphic/web design, WordPress blogs, online political advocacy and previous archival experiences.

We are offering a stipend to our Bradley Manning archivist commensurate with their skill set and level of experience.

This is a great, hands on opportunity for anyone looking for experience working within a fast-paced news media and advocacy organization. If you or someone you know is interested in helping Firedoglake cover Bradley Manning’s court martial, please copy and paste a CV/Resume and brief introduction into the body of an email and send it to Deadline May 20th, 2013.

Previous post

The Roundup for May 10, 2013

Next post

Hunger Striker Younus Chekhouri Describes the “Nightmare” Inside Guantanamo

Brian Sonenstein

Brian Sonenstein

Publishing Editor at Shadowproof and columnist at Prison Protest.