The Jamestown Foundation is seeking writers for its China Brief, Militant Leadership Monitor and Terrorism Monitor publications. Interested writers are invited to submit proposals for articles suited to these publications. In addition to a description of a proposed article, authors are encouraged to submit a short piece of published work in English and a CV/Resume describing prior experience in the field.
Our analysts have experience in their field and must be proficient in the use of relevant indigenous sources.
Address all applications or questions to Ms. Kathryn Basinsky - pubs(at)jamestown.org
Jamestown seeks an Editor for China Brief, a biweekly publication on Chinese strategic, political and economic issues. The ideal candidate will have online publishing experience, with an interest and background in Chinese affairs and the Asia-Pacific. The position requires substantial research on China, using Chinese-language sources; Mandarin Chinese language proficiency is required. The position is full-time and located in Jamestown's Washington, D.C. office.
Responsibilities include the following:
— Managing all aspects of China Brief's content production, including copyediting and online dissemination;
— Recruiting, corresponding with and providing editorial oversight for China Brief's network of freelance authors;
— Writing the editor's biweekly column "In a Fortnight";
— Commissioning and editing Occasional Papers related to China;
— Organizing the annual China Defense and Security Conference
— Conducting outreach activities and building China Brief's readership base;
— Drafting donor correspondence and aiding Jamestown's President in development activities for the China program;
— Assisting in the editorial process of Jamestown's other publications. Duties may include copyediting and research. Candidates therefore are encouraged to be familiar with Jamestown's entire publication portfolio;
— Various organizational tasks may also include: conference and event planning as well as arranging media interviews.
— BA, MA or PhD in Political Science, Asian Studies, International Studies or related field (MA preferred);
— Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese required;
— Candidate must have native speaker-level English
— Strong background in publishing and editing; familiarity with online publishing, HTML and web design a plus;
— Outstanding editing, organizational and administrative skills;
— Working knowledge of Asian politics required.
Salary commensurate with experience. Position provides benefits.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume/CV and two short writing samples to David Cohen <[email protected]> with “EDITOR APPLICATION” in the subject line.