Editorial Assistant

Organization Overview

Stability: International Journal of Security & Development presents cutting-edge research with minimal delay and in a manner accessible to policymakers and practitioners. The journal features research into those interventions, including stabilisation, stability operations, development assistance, state building and humanitarian aid, which aim to end conflicts, prevent conflict recurrence and foster peace. Stability welcomes articles from a range of disciplines, including political science, developmentstudies, international relations, sociology, criminology, anthropology, psychology and the law, among others.

Position Description

Editorial Assistants support the journal’s operations by helping disseminate our call for papers, facilitating rapid peer-review processes, copy-editing accepted articles, communicating with particular contributors and disseminating content among researchers,  policymakers and practitioners. They are not paid or compensated, though they do gain excellent experiencing related to publishing and access to the most recent research related to conflict, crime, violence, aid delivery and development cooperation in addition to professional references as they continue on their career paths. Editorial Assistants should be willing to commit 10 hours per week to Stability. They will be based from their home locations and will primarily receive training and instructions via e-mail and Skype.


The typical Editorial Assistant will be a Master’s or doctoral student or an early-career practitioner who has an interest in Stability’s key themes and who supports its open-access approach to publishing. They should also be fluent in English and have very strong writing and editing skills. Fluency in English is crucial given that this role involves a significant amount of editing academic writing.

How to Apply

In order to apply for an Editorial Assistantship, submit the following items to info@stabilityjournal.org mentioning “Editorial Assistantship” in the subject line:

  • A cover letter (1 page) outlining your interest in Stability and your relevant qualifications;
  • A CV or resume that specifies your educational and professional qualifications; and
  • A sole-authored writing sample of five to 20 pages that demonstrates your writing skills.

If you are short-listed, we may ask you to undertake a brief editing exercise.

Deadline for applications is September 5, 2013.