The Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN), along with the Advisory Board of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (IJHRL), is currently seeking applications for the position of Managing Editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law. The IJHRL is a scholarly, peer reviewed academic journal focusing on interdisciplinary issues relating to human rights law. Individuals with editorial experience specializing in issues concerning international human rights law are highly encouraged to apply. Candidates should be available to assume their title immediately. Interested candidates must be available to work part-time online from their present location. Due to the IJHRL's strict production schedule, editors must consistently adhere to assigned deadlines. The ME serves a renewable one-year, one-volume term.
A successful candidate must have a strong background in a field related to the subject of human rights and a keen understanding of administration and 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. Candidates must also have steady access to email and Internet, and proficiency in using Microsoft Office.
Under the 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 early January. Submissions come in through an electronic submission service as well as through e-mail. The Managing Editor is responsible for responding to all submissions, corresponding with staff regarding assignments, updating staff and submission database tables, distributing the 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 will be asked to fulfill and oversee.
All positions with the IJHRL are performed on a volunteer basis. 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 staff. 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, list of publications, relevant writing sample, contact information for three references, and examples of previous editing work (if applicable) in .doc or .pdf format to Carla De Ycaza, Editor in Chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2013. In the letter of interest, please indicate that you are applying as Managing Editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law. Competitive candidates will be asked to review and edit a sample article and may be selected for Skype or phone interviews. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.americanstudents.us/journals/ijhrl/.
Carla De Ycaza
Editor in Chief
Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law
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