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.

Application Requirement – Please provide a cover letter, CV, three references, three journalistic writing samples for broad audiences, and three samples of edited work. Please send your documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline- December 3, 2018 5.00pm/NY

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