In launching Task & Purpose, the Hirepurpose team hoped to create a new digital platform that could capture the voices of America’s veterans and broader military community in order to generate awareness of the multi-faceted narrative surrounding veteran affairs that is dominating the mainstream media.

In the last few months, we have seen the coverage of veterans-related events distorted, dumbed down, and misrepresented by news outlets that fail to explore the veteran and military communities they cover.

This narrative has led to three things: a greater divide between the military and civilian populations, a response from veterans and civilians alike demanding a greater accountability by the media, and a call for veterans to take charge of their own narrative through the might of the pen.

That’s what drives the mission behind Task & Purpose: the need for well-written analysis and commentary on veterans and greater military affairs.

We’re looking for strong writers to share their voice on a variety of issues; from breaking news, to personal stories, to analysis of trends and issues in the armed services. Whether you’re a well-published author, a novice writer, a veteran, or even a military spouse, we’re interested in sharing your voice with our audience.

There’s a Benjamin Franklin quote that we love: “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.”

Our question for you is this: why not both?

If you’re interested in being considered for our growing network of talented and passionate contributors, fill out this application, or email us at [email protected], to give us an idea of your background and interests. Once we review your details, someone from our editorial board will contact you to take the next steps.

As a member of the modern military community, you have experiences and skills that the rest of your generation can only begin to imagine. The narrative that follows promises to be a formative chapter of the American story. Help us write that narrative and make it our own.