الجمعة، 10 يوليو 2020

JOBS || Commissioning Editor - Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network

Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law.

About the Position
Al-Shabaka is currently seeking a new commissioning editor. Al-Shabaka content is produced by its 200 policy analysts and guest authors. Its publication schedule averages two policy pieces a month. Al-Shabaka actively communicates the findings of its analysis and its recommendations to the policy community, the media, and the informed public in the form of policy memos and op-eds. The position is half-time and is remote-based, with the editor located in the US, Europe, or the Arab region.

The Commissioning Editor works with Al-Shabaka staff to undertake the following functions:
- Edit material in the Al-Shabaka style, ensuring accuracy, flow, logic, topical hook, and maximum accessibility.
- Commission and secure flow of topical, quality material from Al-Shabaka’s policy network, drawing on members’ areas of expertise.
- Review material and organize peer reviews.
- Handle exchanges with authors.
- Organize and/or review translation into Arabic (or vice versa).
- Prepare pieces for publication and dissemination.
- Assist in the development of measures to track the influence of policy materials.
- Maintain Al-Shabaka’s publishing guidelines and style sheet.
- Work with established contract editors and train and mentor new contract editors.
- Staff the Al-Shabaka editorial committee, which provides guidance on content and supports in outreach and editorial tasks as appropriate.
- Transform pieces into a variety of additional formats, including executive summaries, policy memos, and op-eds.
- Work with partners to get op-eds and other policy materials placed in the media and public sphere.

Attributes/Skills Needed
- Excellent English writing/editing skills.
- A proven track record as an editor, preferably with at least 10 years experience editing for think tanks, non-profits, or academic institutions.
- Grounding in and first-hand knowledge of the Palestinian question, including understanding of the politics and, to the extent possible, lived experience.
- Working knowledge of Arabic; advanced Arabic skills a plus.
- Excellent time management skills and reliability.

Please email your resume to contact@al-shabaka.org with your name and the title of the position in the subject line. Deadline: July 27, 2020. Please also include a cover letter providing additional information regarding your work as it relates to this position as well as why you would be interested in working for Al-Shabaka.

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