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Posted: 09/12/12


Ethics & International Affairs, the journal of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, seeks an experienced copy editor. EIA is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, published by Cambridge University Press. We publish original essays that integrate rigorous thinking about principles of justice and morality into discussions of practical dilemmas related to current policy developments, global institutional arrangements, and the conduct of important international actors

The journal aims to reach a variety of readers, including scholars from diverse disciplines, policy-makers, members of the NGO community, and journalists, among others. Thus, all materials should be clearly written and jargon free.

This is a part-time position that entails working on four journal issues per year (approximately 30-40 hours per issue). Each issue is approximately 126 pages and consists of essays (3–6K words each), features (approx. 8K words each), book reviews (1.2K words each), and an occasional review essay (4–6K words).  

Duties include: copy editing to ensure grammatical accuracy, correct formatting, consistency, and adherence to the journal’s in-house style; fact-checking; and suggesting improvements for style, where appropriate.

Compensation: A per hour rate will be negotiated based on experience.

  • Minimum five years copy editing experience (An advanced degree in IR or a related discipline may substitute for some of the required experience.)
  • Impeccable knowledge of English grammar and usage
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style
  • Experience editing/copy editing in the social sciences strongly preferred
  • Experience copy editing in the field of international affairs preferred

To apply:

Please respond with your resume and cover letter via e-mail to Zornitsa Stoyanova at Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.


Carnegie Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

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