Editor, The Zig Zag - deadline 20 July

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The Zig Zag is the new Women in Foreign Policy vertical launching in September 2019. Posts will tackle specific career concerns and advice in a transversal manner, drawing on our 250+ interview pool, existing research on women in the workplace and questions from our network.

The blog’s mission is intersectional, ensuring that it provides all our readers, including but not limited to people of colours, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, people from underrepresented classes, with actionable advice on their career questions.

We want to create a blog that is approachable, easy to read and which covers specific career concerns rarely covered online. We are thinking of it as a friendly and knowledgeable career coach available for all.

We are looking for an editor to drive the blog forward. The position will sit within the editorial team and report directly into Lucie Goulet, founder and CEO of Women in Foreign Policy who will provide regular support.

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:

  • Drawing a content plan for launch and beyond, in concertation with the WIFP founder and the editorial team

  • Managing blog submission and writers

  • Editing content and ensuring its timely publication

  • Determining the blog’s editorial tone, in concertation with the WIFP founder.

  • Designing a launch plan, in concertation with the Marketing & Comms team and the WIFp Founder

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, branding identity etc

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

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, The Zig Zag 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 article ideas and short summary.