Assistant Editor

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 26

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 refugees, climate change, human rights, international organizations, and emerging technology.

The assistant editor is a key member of the journal’s editorial team. He/she assists 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,

EIA is looking for a candidate who is eager not only to contribute to the daily production of the journal but also to explore new and creative opportunities for the journal to connect with and serve its readers. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage peer-review process; update associated files and databases.
  • Serve as main correspondent for the general journal inbox and respond to inquiries by prospective contributors and the general public.
  • Perform preliminary assessments of unsolicited manuscripts and participates in decision-making process regarding acceptances and rejections.
  • Assist with editing and research tasks.
  • Assist with fact-checking, proofreading, and formatting tasks.
  • Research and identify potential contributors.
  • Identify books for review as well as potential reviewers; solicit reviews and lead follow-up correspondence.
  • Monitor classroom usage of EIA, website statistics, and article pickup in the media.
  • Maintain the journal’s website and promote EIA materials through social media.
  • Train 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.

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