Editor, Interviews section - deadline 20 July

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For five years, Women in Foreign policy has been bringing insightful career interviews with women working in the industry to its 5,000+ monthly readers.

We are now looking for an editor to come helm the section, identify in gaps and opportunities for new interviews. You will also be thinking in sales terms as we are looking to develop sponsorship opportunities in the section.

The interview section is intersectional by design. We need to ensure that all readers, particularly those from an underrepresented background who don’t see each other reflected in the make-up of the foreign policy workforce enough, get introduced to role models they can easily identify with. This includes people of colours, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, people from underrepresented classes.

We are looking for an editor to own the editorial process. The position sits within the editorial team and report directly into Lucie Goulet, founder and CEO of Women in Foreign Policy who will provide regular support. You will oversee a team of volunteer writers.

Time commitment

  • 20 hours/month for a minimum of six months

  • Including a team call every other week at 6:30pm UK time on Skype which you are encouraged to attend as much as possible

Tasks include:

  • Refining the editorial process including the project management tools we use

  • Create an editorial calendar for the interviews publication

  • Editing upcoming interviews making sure they are grammatically correct and match the values of WIFP

  • Identify gaps in the current interview section’s representation, whether from geographical zones, job categories etc

  • Keeping the interviewers on schedule

  • Working with the founder on sponsorship opportunities

Desired skills:

Please note that this is indicative only. We highly encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick off all the skills as we see your contribution to Women in Foreign Policy as a way to help you grow in your career. We therefore provide training and support to develop new skills.

  • Reliability - this is the most important skill. We are really looking for volunteers who will come through.

  • Editing - good grasp of English grammar/spelling and use of spellchecking softwares like the free version of Grammarly

  • Team coordination - managing volunteering writers, making sure they meet their deadlines with quality content

  • Creativity - to come up with new topics to cover, unusual angles, unexpected jobs or names etc

  • Squarespace/CMS - this is our website CMS. It’s very intuitive.

  • Project management platforms like Slack, Google Doc, Trello etrc

Compensation

At the moment, we are unfortunately not able to pay our volunteers. The entire team, including the founder work for free.

Location

This is a job to carry out remotely

How to apply:

  • By 20 July 2019

  • Email a cover letter explaining why you are interested and more importantly how this position would help your own career

  • Include a CV

  • Subject line of you email should be: Editor, Interviews application - You Name

Want to contribute but don’t have the time to be an editor?

Drop us a line lucie.goulet[at]womeninforeignpolicy.org with three interview ideas featuring jobs/profiles you feel we don’t cover enough and a short summary of why.