Join CWGL as a Visiting Global Associate
The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) is conducting an international search to recruit its next Visiting Global Associate (VGA). This will be a 12- to 18-month, full-time paid position based at CWGL offices at Rutgers University, with a starting date of Feb. 1, 2019.
The VGA will join the team of staff, consultants, and advisors engaged in an innovative initiative furthering CWGL’s work toward the elimination of gender-based violence. The VGA will oversee the development, production, and publication of a handbook and multimedia digital tool for journalists reporting on gender-based violence against women. The successful candidate will have an essential role in creating a standard-setting, user-friendly tool that can also support the professional development of journalists, as well as networking and training opportunities. The VGA will also be available as a guest lecturer in the Women and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University.
For this position, CWGL is seeking a talented media professional, who is a seasoned editor and has a strong interest in women’s rights. The VGA will report to CWGL’s Executive Director and share some tasks with the Project Coordinator. Fluency is essential in English and digital platforms.
Duties & Responsibilities
-The editor, in close collaboration with the project coordinator, will engage in the following:
- Identifying and communicating with possible contributors
- Attending regional convenings for the development of the handbook/digital tool
- Working with contributors to develop entries and manage their assignments
- Reviewing, editing, and organizing submissions
- Finalizing selection of introductory/framing essays, case studies, survivors' testimonies, and best practice examples
- Monitoring quality and consistency of content and format
- Assigning peer reviews as necessary
- Serving as the liaison with the project advisory committee
Coordinate the production of the handbook and digital tool by contributing to the following:
Finalizing the structure and format of the handbook; selecting photographs and images; securing copyright permissions for reproduced materials and copyrighting initiative publications; supervising copy editors, proofreaders, and fact checkers; preparing final copy for publication; advising on development of the digital version, and working with web developers to develop the digital version.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed - Excellent writing and communications skills (English); exceptional editing skills, including in developmental and substantive editing; understanding gender-based violence against women and human rights; ability to work flexibly with a diverse team in multiple time-zones; working well under deadline pressures; availability for attending evening meetings and for international travel.
Education/Work Experience -- Master or Ph.D., or equivalent experience in journalism, communications and/or media; a minimum of five-years, experience as an editor; demonstrated experience managing complex projects; experience reporting on gender-based violence and/or related issues in diverse political and cultural settings; experience in developing digital media/communication tools.
Deadline- December 3, 2018 5.00pm/NY