Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law Seeks Managing Editor
Call for Papers Date:
Call for Managing Editor Applications:
The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (IJHRL), a peer-reviewed academic journal on international human rights and international humanitarian law, is now accepting applications for the position of Managing Editor. Interested candidates must be graduate students or young professionals, available to work online from their present location, part-time, with a commitment through January 2011.
Qualifications: A successful candidate should have a strong background in a field related to the subject of human rights and a keen understanding of academic publishing, including peer review procedures and journalistic ethics. Impeccable writing skills and familiarity with various style guides–especially the Harvard Blue Book and Chicago Manual of Style–are essential.
Duties: Under direction and supervision of the Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor is responsible for helping produce all aspects of the journal, which will be published in late December/early January. Submissions come in through an electronic submission service as well as through e-mail. The Managing Editor is responsible for responding to submissions, corresponding with staff regarding assignments, updating staff and submission database tables, distributing a Call For Papers, securing additional submissions, and setting all internal deadlines in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief. The Managing Editor enacts the vision of the Editor-in-Chief, serving as a bridge between the EIC and other editorial and review staff, and keeps all projects on schedule.
The Managing Editor reports to the Editor-in-Chief, and is ultimately accountable for ensuring the quality of the final product, in content as well as in format. Typesetting, copyediting, layout, printing, and distribution are duties the Managing Editor may be asked to fulfill.
Compensation: All CASIN positions are volunteer. The position of Managing Editor is thoroughly rewarding: benefits include the satisfaction of producing high-quality scholarly work, engaging with top scholars, and supervising highly motivated students. Past editors have used the position as a staging ground for coveted positions in academia and law.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume/CV, writing sample, contact information for three references, and examples of previous editing work (if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2010. Competitive candidates will be selected for phone interviews. For more information, please visit http://www.americanstudents.us/journals/ijhrl/
Carla De Ycaza
Editor in Chief
Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law
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