Assistant Editor for RightsViews Blog

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Contact Name: 
Andrew Rizzardi
Contact Email: 
agr2136@columbia.edu
Department: 
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is looking for a graduate student with excellent editing skills, a visionary mindset, and a flair for creative writing to be the new co-editor of RightsViews.  RightsViews is an ongoing conversation about developments in the human rights field amongst students and faculty at Columbia University, and a forum for opinion pieces, individual research, and perspectives from the field on a wide range of subjects related to human rights theory, practice and policy.
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Assistant Editor’s Responsibilities

Solicit regular content for the blog from a variety of contributors: students, faculty, participants in ISHR’s Human Rights Advocates and Alliance for Historical Dialogues for Accountability programs, etc.
Develop the blog’s visual presentation, including exploring interactive media elements such as podcasts
Work with the RightsViews editorial team to coordinate publication topics and edit articles
Promote and expand the blog’s presence on campus
Regularly report to ISHR’s Education Program 
Maintain the intellectual quality and integrity of RightsViews content
This position will require a commitment of between 5-8 hours a week (hours tend to fluctuate week-to-week depending on content).

Qualifications

Current student with an interest in Human Rights 
Experience with WordPress is preferred
Excellent writing and editing skills
Excellent time management and coordination skills
Experience editing or contributing to online media publications preferred
 
To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and a short (no more than 2 pages) writing sample to agr2136@columbia.edu. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis, with preference given to candidates who apply by January 20, 2018.
 
This position is unpaid.