Assistant Managing Editor, Fellowship Program

About YPFP:

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) is committed to fostering the next generation of foreign policy leaders by providing its members with the knowledge, skills, exposure, and relationships they will need to tackle critical global challenges over the course of their careers. YPFP is a dynamic, global, nonpartisan, non-profit organization with 10,000+ selected members around the world who work in all fields of international affairs. It was established in 2004, and is headquartered in Washington, DC, with branches in Brussels, London, and New York. YPFP is supported by around 150 volunteer staff members worldwide, for whom the leadership and management of a global NGO supplements their daytime career or graduate studies. 

Fellowship Program Description:

The YPFP Research Fellowship is designed to give rising leaders in foreign policy the opportunity to accelerate their careers. Over a one-year period, fellows are given diverse opportunities to improve their writing and subject matter expertise. Some fellows design a curriculum for a six-week YPFP course corresponding to their area of expertise, and all fellows benefit from exclusive workshops and socials, as well as mentorship opportunities. Fellows publish monthly op-eds, book reviews or interviews, and their work has recently been featured in Business Insider, The Hill, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, The National Interest, The Huffington Post, and our very own Charged Affairs.

For more details on the fellowship, please visit the Fellowship page.

To see our current fellows, please visit the Fellows page.

Position Description:

The Assistant Managing Editor works with our editors and fellows to help them produce top-quality content for publication in national media platforms. The Editorial Process intends to produce strong opinion articles through a series of editing rounds. The Assistant Managing Editor works alongside the Managing Editor in overseeing the entire editorial process, preparing article for submission to major media outlets, leading small team of editors, and managing the administrative aspects of the Fellowship Program.

This is an opportunity to work with some of the brightest future leaders in foreign policy and build on past successes. It will require a candidate who has a vision for the future, but who can also balance long-term goals with short-term necessities.

This position requires approximately 5-10 hours per week, and successful candidates will be able to make at least a one-year commitment to the role.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing the fellowship’s editorial team and editorial process
  • Manage external relationships with national and foreign policy media
  • Conduct final proofreading of fellows’ articles
  • Help fellows and editors pitch articles to magazines and newspapers
  • Participate in the improvement of our editorial policies and procedures
  • Be an active and initiative-oriented member of an elite editorial team

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Prior editorial experience required
  • Ability to lead an editorial team and manage an editorial process
  • Strong interest in international affairs
  • Impeccable grasp of grammar, syntax, structure, flow and style
  • Ability to constructively, diplomatically, and rigorously critique and improve the work of others
  • Interest in communicating with national publications on behalf of YPFP
  • Attention to detail

Eligibility and Selection:

Please note that candidates must be dues paying members of YPFP. You are not required to be a YPFP member to apply, but must confirm membership to be accepted to the position. Applicants do not need to be based in the Washington, D.C. area.

Application Process:

To begin the application process please send a cover letter, your resume and a writing sample to recruiting@ypfp.org, with the heading Assistant Managing Editor (Fellowship) Application.