The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3 grantmaking foundation that receives an annual Congressional appropriation in excess of $310 million and is governed by a private, bipartisan Board of Directors. This unusual arrangement positions NED to play a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center).

We seek a motivated, energetic, organized, and resourceful Assistant Editor, JoD who is a mission-oriented team player, and who would be excited to join a fast-paced JoD team. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Editor will be involved in all aspects of the Journal of Democracy’s editorial operations, including editing, proofreading, carrying out research, performing information-management tasks, and providing administrative support to the Co-editor.


Editorial and Research Support:

Edit select projects and features for the Journal’s print and online content.
Copyedit, fact-check, and carry out background research on manuscripts.
Research, write, and edit the “Back of the Book” section of the JoD.
Manage the editorial review process for unsolicited manuscripts.
Oversee correspondence with authors, potential authors, subscribers, and publishers, and address inquiries as they arise.
Assist editors with management of the JoD website and assist with tracking publicity for JoD articles.
Assist with the preparation of special JoD online and print content and books for the JoD book series.
Administrative Support:

Perform administrative tasks for the JoD Co-editor.
Manage all electronic and paper files for the JoD and Co-editor.

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., political science, international relations, history);
0-2 years of editorial experience and/or experience in democracy, human rights or related field;
Computer skills: experience with Microsoft Office required; familiarity with InDesign preferred.
Some editorial experience preferred;
Strong writing and editing skills;
Ability to work as part of a team;
Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to work independently;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Authorized to work in the United States.
This Position is Part of NED Bargaining Unit.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be a supervisor. Please, no phone calls.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The NED is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The NED believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as an organization operating globally and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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