Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an independent, nonprofit, educational 501(c)3 institution serving international affairs professionals, teachers and students, and the attentive public. As a nonpartisan organization, the Council does not have a legislative or policy agenda.
Carnegie Council focuses its efforts on three broad themes: Ethics, War, and Peace; Global Social Justice; and Religion in Politics. It convenes agenda-setting forums and creates educational opportunities and information resources for a worldwide audience.
In addition to its extensive public affairs lectures and other program events, the Council offers a wide array of reference material. Our flagship publication is our quarterly journal, Ethics & International Affairs and we also run Policy Innovations, an online magazine featuring the best thinking on a fairer globalization.
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Ethics & International Affairs, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, seeks a Managing Editor.
The managing editor is responsible for overseeing the daily activities of the journal’s New York City-based editorial office, including all aspects of the peer-review and editorial processes, to ensure the publication of the highest quality scholarly content. As part of the editorial team, the managing editor contributes to the creation and implementation of strategic goals in order to maintain and improve the journal's standing as the most authoritative source for normative analysis in international relations. The position answers directly to the editor.
Key responsibilities include overseeing all day-to-day operations for Ethics & International Affairs; participating in editorial team deliberations; and editing manuscripts for content, grammar, and style. Serving as the primary contact for the journal, s/he provides constructive feedback to authors and guides them through all stages of the editorial process. S/he coordinates the workflow among editorial team members, contributors, the publisher, and an external copyeditor; and ensures the timely delivery of quality copy. S/he contributes to identifying new research areas of interest, conceptualizes and develops special sections and roundtables, commissions articles, and works on building the journal's extensive network of contributors across a variety of academic fields. S/he cooperates with the production editor and marketing manager at Cambridge UP to reach common goals, and works closely with the Communications team of the Carnegie Council to promote EIA content and align it with the organization's media strategy. S/he contributes to the program goals of the Carnegie Council and ensures the flow of information between program staff and the editorial office.
- Graduate degree in International Relations, Philosophy, or Politics. Deep interest in international affairs, with an interdisciplinary outlook and, ideally, expertise in several subfields.
- 3+ years of experience in a similar role combining project management and editorial responsibilities, preferably at a scholarly publication.
- Outstanding substantive and stylistic editing skills. Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style.
- Excellent organizational and project management abilities, strong attention to detail.
- Diplomacy and tact and the ability to resolve conflict; prior experience working with scholars and senior policymakers is a plus.
- Collegiality and a sense of humor. The ability to function as part of a small team that works cooperatively on all aspects of the journal.
- Keen interest in emerging research fields in ethics and international affairs.
- Active interest in new trends in print and electronic academic publishing.
- Strategic thinker who can identify opportunities for connecting academic research to public policy in an evolving media landscape.
- Familiarity with social science research methods and peer-review.
- Experience with online publishing and social media, including analytics and SEO.
How to Apply
Send a cover letter, resume, a short writing sample, and a short editing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Managing Editor Search". Due to the expected high volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the next stage of the recruitment process.
NOTE: Please do not use online application system "Apply for this Job." See instructions above on how to apply.
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