CALL FOR ASSISTANT EDITORS
The Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN), along with the Advisory Board of Eyes on the International Criminal Court, is currently seeking applications for the position of Assistant Editor. Eyes on the ICC is the first peer-reviewed, scholarly journal devoted to the study of the International Criminal Court. This publication seeks to advance the understanding of the ICC as well as promote positive relations between the international criminal law community and the United States.
Assistant Editors report to the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the journal. Primary responsibilities of Assistant Editors include reviewing submissions and preparing them for publication. This includes editing
for content, formatting, grammar, style, as well as fact checking, cite checking, final copy editing, and typesetting. The position gives Assistant Editors an excellent opportunity to hone editing and time management skills, to gain experience in academic publishing, and to actively develop an understanding of issues considered of great import to the ICC. Opportunities for additional responsibility and promotion within the organization are available to highly motivated candidates. Assistant Editors serve a renewable one-year, one-volume term.
All positions with Eyes on the ICC are performed on a volunteer basis. The position of Assistant Editor is thoroughly rewarding: benefits include the satisfaction of producing high-quality scholarly work, engaging with top scholars, and working with highly motivated staff. Past editors have used the position as a staging ground for coveted positions in academia and law.
Additionally, CASIN sends delegations to meetings at the United Nations; it is a chance to receive specialized training, observe U.N. proceedings, receive briefings from key stakeholders, and record your observations.
Successful candidates must have strong writing skills, proficiency in using Microsoft Office, familiarity with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation and The Chicago Manual of Style, and a demonstrated interest in international criminal law, humanitarian law, or human rights law. Candidates must be available to work part-time online from their present location, and should be available to assume their titles immediately. CASIN is currently headquartered in New York City, but assistant editors need not be as all duties are performed remotely. Young professionals, advanced university level students, and law students with prior editing experience on academic journals are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Applications should include a one-page letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. These materials should be emailed as .doc or .pdf attachments to email@example.com,
or can be mailed directly to the Managing Editor, Anji Manivannan, firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please identify the title of the position for which you are applying as the subject of your email. Competitive candidates will be asked to edit a sample article.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.