Purpose of the role:
Under the chief of policy’s guidance and in close cooperation with our senior editor, and often Crisis Group’s president, the editor/policy adviser helps shape our written publications, especially but not only reports and briefings. This is a great opportunity to refine the output and policy lines of a highly respected conflict prevention organisation. We very much encourage women and candidates from the global south to apply.
Candidates who are interested in this role should submit their application before 8 July 2018
We are looking for one of two profiles. Either you’ll have worked in the upper echelons of an intergovernmental organisation or government, with plenty of experience turning other people’s text into policy memos or public documents. Or you’ll have worked as an editor in a leading news/global politics publication and are looking to deepen your foreign policy-oriented work. Either way, your drafting and editing in English of anything from an 800-word op-ed to a four-page policy brief or a 20,000-word report should be impeccable. You probably should have about eight to ten years’ work experience (though for the right person we’ll be flexible). You’ll ideally have spent time in a war zone or two. You should be easy to work with and ready to work behind the scenes to help Crisis Group’s experts shine.
In sum, you’ll have: