The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law a peer-reviewed academic journal on international human rights and international humanitarian law, is now accepting applications for the position of Managing Editor. Interested candidates must be graduate students or young professionals, available to work online from their present location, part-time, with a commitment through January 2011.
Qualifications: A successful candidate should have a strong background in a field related to the subject of human rights and a keen understanding of 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.
Duties: Under 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 late December/early January. Submissions come in through an electronic submission service as well as through e-mail. The Managing Editor is responsible for responding to submissions, corresponding with staff regarding assignments, updating staff and submission database tables, distributing a 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.
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