Employment Opportunities

Deputy Copy Editor

Backup Copy Editor (part-time contract position)

FP Fellow (paid, year-long position)


Deputy Copy Editor (either full-time salaried or part-time hourly contract position)

Foreign Policy is looking for a meticulous, internationally aware person to copy-edit web articles ranging from 400-word news briefs to 10,000-word long-form articles. This full-time salaried position (with benefits) is also open to being a part-time hourly contract position (without benefits) of 25 to 30 hours per week, with the option of working from home four days per week.

Qualifications
–At least two years of professional copy-editing experience, particularly with articles about foreign policy, international news, and defense.
–Perfectionism with spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage.
–Knowledge of AP style.
–Above-average knowledge of world events.
–Ability to maintain composure in a boisterous, fast-paced newsroom.
–Tactfulness when informing colleagues about their mistakes.
–Speed when it comes to time-sensitive articles.
–Obsession with detail and getting things right.
–Familiarity with WordPress or the ability to learn it quickly when provided basic instruction.
–Ability to make judgments among competing English transliterations of foreign words.
–Good judgment to know when to adhere to house style and when to allow writers artistic license.
–Foreign-language skills are a plus.

Hours
A full-timer would typically work in the afternoons and evenings until as late as 9:30 p.m. A part-timer would typically work from 4 p.m. to as late as 9:30 p.m. The copy editor should be flexible with time when news events demand it. It’s also a plus if the copy editor is available to work occasionally on the weekends on an as-needed basis.

To Apply
If qualified and interested, please email a cover letter, résumé, and samples of articles you’ve copy-edited (either links or attachments) to Preeti Aroon, FP’s copy chief, at preeti.aroon[at]foreignpolicy.com. Please, no phone calls.


Backup Copy Editor (part-time contract position)

Foreign Policy is looking for a meticulous, internationally aware person to copy-edit web articles ranging from 400-word news briefs to 10,000-word long-form articles. This person will be providing backup to the copy desk when the copy chief is busy copy-editing FP’s bimonthly print magazine. Therefore, this position will require the person to work a three-week stint on weekday evenings (roughly 4 to 9 p.m.) once every two months. In other words, this is not a continuous daily position, but instead is one that consists of a three-week stint once every two months.

Qualifications
–At least two years of professional copy-editing experience, particularly with articles about foreign policy, international news, and defense.
–Perfectionism with spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage.
–Knowledge of AP style.
–Above-average knowledge of world events.
–Ability to maintain composure in a boisterous, fast-paced newsroom.
–Tactfulness when informing colleagues about their mistakes.
–Speed when it comes to time-sensitive articles.
–Obsession with detail and getting things right.
–Familiarity with WordPress or the ability to learn it quickly when provided basic instruction.
–Ability to make judgments among competing English transliterations of foreign words.
–Good judgment to know when to adhere to house style and when to allow writers artistic license.
–Foreign-language skills are a plus.

Hours
25 to 30 hours a week from 4 p.m. to sometimes as late as 10 p.m. on weekdays. It’ll be great if the copy editor is available to work occasionally during other weeks and on the weekends on an as-needed basis.

Other Requirements
In the beginning, the copy editor must be able to work in FP’s Dupont Circle office on his/her own laptop through Wi-Fi until fully trained. Once up to speed, the copy editor can work from home three days a week, but must be in the office at least two days a week.

To Apply
If qualified and interested, please email a cover letter, résumé, and samples of articles you’ve copy-edited (either links or attachments) to Preeti Aroon, FP’s copy chief, at preeti.aroon[at]foreignpolicy.com. Please, no phone calls.


 

FP Fellow (paid, year-long position)

Foreign Policy is seeking talented, early-career journalists for its 2015-2016 fellows program. The year-long fellowship is a unique, exciting, and highly competitive opportunity, offering young reporters the chance to work closely with seasoned writers and editors who focus on international news at an award-winning magazine: covering major events, analyzing policy developments, and telling compelling human stories from around the world. Fellows regularly research and write their own articles — particularly for FP’s Passport news blog — and play a key role in the production of both web and print content. They are considered essential members of the magazine’s staff and expected to be daily contributors.

The fellowship, which is full-time and includes a salary and benefits, will begin on Sept. 1, 2015 and be based in Washington, D.C. The position is ideal for journalists with about 1-2 years of experience, including those who have recently graduated from journalism school. We’re looking for curious, creative, and quick-thinking candidates who have a passion for international affairs and a commitment to high-quality reporting and writing. A sense of humor doesn’t hurt, either.

Job Description

  • Report, research, and write articles and blog posts for foreignpolicy.com
  • Fact-check and research articles for Foreign Policy magazine
  • Play a central role in web production, including layouts, multimedia packages, copyediting, and social media

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous journalism experience (at least 1-2 years; no more than 5)
  • Strong and demonstrated interest in international news and/or politics
  • Outstanding research and writing skills; fact-checking experience preferred
  • An efficient, flexible, and detail-oriented approach to tasks
  • Familiarity with using digital and social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Digg, and other platforms a plus
  • Fluency in foreign languages and/or experience working overseas preferred

To apply:

Please submit your application materials here. No phone calls, please.

All materials must be received by May 15, 2015.

 

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