From U.S.-China relations to the international women’s movement to the enlargement of the United Nations Security Council, the Elliott School’s International Affairs Review (IAR) provides a unique forum for the policy perspective of tomorrow’s leaders on critical issues facing the world today. IAR is divided into two editions, print and web. IAR’s print edition publishes a biannual journal made up of policy-oriented papers (4,000-6,000 words). IAR’s web edition publishes policy issue or analytical articles on current international affairs (800-1200 words).
We are currently looking for quick-witted, entrepreneurial, and intellectually curious George Washington graduate students to join our team. Things happen quickly in the global policy world and we need enthusiastic team players to provide timely, analytical commentary on current political debates in the field of international affairs.
We are looking for graduate students for the following available positions. If you’re interested in being part of our team, please apply online.
When applying, please include a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample. Please submit your application to either firstname.lastname@example.org (print edition) or email@example.com (web edition). For more information, please visit our website: http://www.iar-gwu.org/
Responsible for editing short articles (approximately one every two weeks and on the topics previously selected by the editor) to be posted on the website. Expected turn around time for edited articles will be no more than one day. This position will require close coordination with the website's content manager and editor-in-chief. In addition to editing articles, the web editor also has the opportunity to write articles for the website.
Responsible for writing 400-800 word articles on topic of choice, in consultation with the website's editor-in-chief and content manager, at least once every three weeks. Once an assignment has been given turn around time is expected to be no longer than one week. All writers that submit over 3 articles every semester will be considered a senior writer and their names will appear on our website.
Web Social Media Coordinator
Responsible for managing IAR web’s social media platforms and posting on a daily basis. This will include posting about new IAR publications, upcoming events, as well as sharing news and commentary on current international issues to develop IAR as a meaningful social media presence.
Print Layout Editor
Responsible for compiling the final drafts of all issue papers together into a single to be sent to the publisher. Experience with graphic design programs such as InDesign and knowledge of the printing process is preferred. This position will require close coordination with the managing editor and editor-in-chief for about a two-week window in November and April. The ideal time commitment for layout editors is roughly 10-15 hours.
Print Associate Editors
Serves as the first line editor for journal articles; provides analysis, editorial, and substantive comments on style, organization, and clarity of articles; works with senior editing staff to ensure quality of articles. The journal goes to print two times per year, with an editing window of approximately six weeks. The ideal commitment for print editors during this time is 2-3 hours per week.
Print Copy Editor
Serves as the last line editor for journal articles; checks for usage, grammar, spelling, adherence to Chicago and house style; verifies that formatting is consistent throughout individual papers and the entire journal. The journal goes to print two times per year, with a copy-editing window of approximately two weeks in November and April. The total time commitment for copy editors during this time is about 15 hours.
Print Interview Editor
Conducts and edits interviews with policy notables and/or significant figures within the field of international affairs. Interviews may be conducted with professors, politicians, CEOs, ambassadors, writers, and others. The total time commitment for interview editors varies but should be roughly 15 hours total not including interviewing time.
Print Book Review Editor
Edits reviews of recent (in the previous year) publications in the field of international affairs; writes an introduction to the book review section; may write reviews. Provides analysis, editorial, and substantive comments to the author; works closely with the editor-in-chief for book and review selection. The journal goes to print two times per year, with an editing window of approximately six weeks. The ideal commitment for book review editors during this time is 2-3 hours per week.