Assistant Editor

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jan 18

Position description

Ethics & International Affairs, the academic journal of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, seeks a full-time assistant editor. EIA is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal published by Cambridge University Press. We publish original essays and articles that integrate rigorous thinking about principles of morality and justice into discussions of the practical policy dilemmas that frequently arise in global politics. Topics covered include the laws and ethics of war, the responsibility to protect, migration and refugee issues, climate change, human rights, and international organizations.

The assistant editor is a key member of the journal’s three-person editorial team. He/she assists the managing editor and the editor with all aspects of the production, editing, and marketing of Ethics & International Affairs, with particular responsibilities for the journal’s book review section and the maintenance and development of the journal’s website,

Main responsibilities:

  • Manages peer-review process; updates associated files and databases.
  • Serves as main correspondent for the general journal inbox and responds to inquiries by prospective contributors and the general public.
  • Performs preliminary assessments of unsolicited manuscripts and participates in decision-making process regarding acceptances and rejections.
  • Assists with editing and research tasks.
  • Assists with fact-checking, proofreading, and formatting tasks.
  • Researches and identifies potential contributors.
  • Identifies books for review as well as potential reviewers; solicits reviews and leads follow-up correspondence.
  • Monitors classroom usage of EIA, website statistics, and article pickup in the media.
  • Maintains the journal’s website and promotes EIA materials through social media.
  • Trains and oversees journal interns.


  • Advanced degree in the humanities or social sciences, preferably in International Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, Journalism, or related disciplines.
  • Background and interest in ethics in international affairs; familiarity with topics such as global social justice, human rights, and the ethics of war is very helpful.
  • 1-2 years of editing experience. Excellent editing and proofreading skills.
  • Strong drafting and research skills.
  • Experience with website maintenance and knowledge of online content management systems.
  • A compelling communicator, skilled at using social media and other outreach tools.
  • A team player with a sense of humor.

Carnegie Council offers a competitive salary; three weeks’ paid vacation per year plus additional sick and personal leave time; health, dental, and vision plans; a public transportation subsidy; and generous 401k contributions after one year of employment.

Application instructions

Please send your resume and cover letter, a short writing sample, and an editing sample (3-5 pages) to Adam Read-Brown with the subject title “Assistant Editor Search.” Please apply by Monday, February 18.


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