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Offer: Job: Assistant Editor, Countries at the Crossroads, Freedom House

Organization: Freedom House
Location: United States (New York, NY)
Website:www.freedomhouse.org

Description:
Freedom House supports the spread of freedom and democracy throughout the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs directly supporting frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we are supporting the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

The Assistant Editor will support Freedom House's annual analysis of democratic governance, Countries at the Crossroads. He/she will provide critical editorial and research assistance for this project.

Qualification:

Bachelor's degree in a related field, Master's degree preferred
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing, ability to communicate in more than one language preferred
Excellent editing, writing and proofreading skills
Knowledge of international affairs, with specific focus on political conditions around the world, democratic institutions, and methodology issues
Experience in research and writing on governance and human rights issues preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite preferred
Expertise in a particular region preferred

Some Duties and Responsibilities

Provide editorial and research assistance for country reports
Assist in the administrative and editorial coordination of studies and reports
Other duties as assigned

Qualified and Interested Applicants

Please send a resume, and cover letter with salary requirements to: recruiting@freedomhouse.org or fax to (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR. Dept., referencing: 2011-043 Assistant Editor: Governance Report. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2011. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE M/F/D/V

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