Staff Opening: Editor In Chief, Emerging Voices

Please note that all YPFP New York staff positions are unpaid and on a volunteer basis.  

About YPFP:

YPFP is a nonpartisan network of over 20,000 emerging global leaders who energize foreign policy discussions by making diverse, cross-sector NextGen voices more informed and influential. We promote innovation in international affairs by inspiring, training, and connecting the next generation of global leaders. YPFP believes that today’s most pressing global challenges can most effectively be addressed by nonpartisan, multinational solutions.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Communications Director, the Editor in Chief will be responsible for the inception, production management, and coordination of various categories of content including but not limited to:

  • Blog posts
  • Analysis and commentary
  • Book reviews
  • Op-eds and columns

The Editor in Chief will procure, edit, and publish content from YPFP Staff, Members, Speakers, and/or Guest Writers, and maintain an editorial calendar. They will be responsible for developing new editorial products, verticals, formats, and directions while maintaining YPFP’s voice and style. The Editor in Chief may wish to develop periodic training for all members and staff to increase their skills related to writing and editing.

In addition, the Editor in Chief will take on his/her share of the overall team responsibilities including managing staff writers, and attending events and staff meetings. 

Skills and Qualifications

Candidates for Editor In Chief should have the following profile:

  • Proven experience as an editor at online or offline publications, ideally in a Managing Editor or Editor in Chief role, or if not, including experience communicating and coordinating with internal and external content producers
  • Minimum bachelor or equivalent experience in the fields of communications, marketing, journalism, or similar fields.

Eligibility and Selection:

Please note that candidates must be dues-paying members of YPFP and located in the greater New York area. You are not required to be a YPFP member to apply but must confirm membership to be accepted to the position.

Probationary Period: 

This role includes a three-month probationary period, at which stage continued involvement with the position will be reviewed, and continued involvement 

How to Apply

Please e-mail your up-to-date resumé and a cover letter, detailing your qualifications for the positions and your intentions for this role to sepideh.behzadpour@ypfp.org with the subject Editor in Chief Application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.