Telling History's Stories

World History Encyclopedia is a non-profit organization publishing the world's most-read history encyclopedia. Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. We make history engaging and exciting, delivering the highest-quality articles on ancient history, videos, interactive maps, and news to millions of people from across the globe.

We are always looking for people to write historical articles for our encyclopedia. These can be both definitions that offer an overview of a topic, or in-depth articles that examine one subject in more detail. All our articles are between 1500 and 3000 words in length; informative but not overbearing. Most importantly, we are looking for articles that make history engaging: Telling the interesting stories of our past.

Whether you are a historian, archaeologist, author, freelance writer or simply a history enthusiast, you can write for us. We are not looking for specific qualifications; as long as you can write well and to an academic standard (citing your sources), your work could be published on the world's most-read history website. Our editorial team reviews every submission for accuracy and quality of writing.

This position is a volunteer role; you will not get paid for your work. If you can communicate well and you are able to devote at least six hours per week to this position, we’d like to hear from you.


  • Ability to write well in an interesting and engaging style
  • Ability to research historical subjects from books and academic journals and to present it in a way a high school student can understand
  • Ability to identify credible sources and to cite them correctly
  • Ability to create original content that is not published elsewhere and is not plagiarized
  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to WHE’s mission and identity. Passion for history a huge plus.


  • Write articles for Ancient History Encyclopedia in line with our style guide
  • Work with the editorial team to incorporate feedback into your articles

Job Snapshot

Job Type
Writing & Research

Undergraduate degree required

Manages Others

Required Travel
None; virtual home-based position

Volunteer position (none)

How to Apply

No application is required. Simply review our style guide and submit your work on our submissions page.
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