Assistant Editor, Journal of Democracy for May or Recent Grad
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization in Washington, D.C., seeks an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Democracy (JOD), a quarterly publication that addresses the problems and prospects of democracy around the world. The Assistant Editor also serves as the assistant to NED’s Vice President for Studies and Analysis and the Journal of Democracy’s Coeditor. This position is based in Washington, D.C.
The Assistant Editor will create the “Back of the Book” section of the Journal of Democracy, assist with editing and proofreading, carry out research and perform information management tasks (both manual and electronic), as well as assist the Vice President and the Coeditor with administrative tasks.
Research, write, and edit the “Back of the Book” section of the JOD, including “Election Watch,” “Documents on Democracy,” and “News and Notes.”
Proofread and copyedit manuscripts, brochures, conference reports, etc., as well as fact-check and do background research
Manage the review process for unsolicited manuscripts from start to finish
Serve as the point person for book reviews; order review copies of recently published books for review by the Journal editors
Interact and correspond with authors, potential authors, subscribers, etc.
Assist in the preparation of books for the JOD book series
Manage and update the JOD’s databases
Manage all electronic and paper files for the JOD as well as for the Journal’s Coeditor
Support the staff of the International Forum for Democratic Studies with special projects as necessary
Assist with using InDesign to lay out articles as necessary
Attend conferences, meetings, and other events as necessary
Assist the JOD’s Coeditor with scheduling, travel arrangements, reimbursements, correspondence, filing, and other administrative matters
Assist the Vice President for Studies and Analysis with scheduling and other administrative tasks
Assist with other administrative and editing duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., political science, international relations, history);
Some editorial experience preferred;
Strong writing and editing skills;
Ability to work as part of a team;
Attention to detail;
Excellent verbal communication and solid organizational skills.
Computer skills – experience with Microsoft Office required; familiarity with InDesign, database maintenance preferred.
Legal authorization to work in the United States.
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Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application. Please send an email to email@example.com, with your name and Assistant Editor, JOD – Job #1630 in the subject line.