Social Science Research Council seeks communications assistant

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The Social Science Research Council is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences.

The SSRC seeks a communications/editorial assistant to provide editorial, administrative and web content management support for the communications department including copy editing and publishing essays, articles and reports produced by the SSRC’s African Peacebuilding Network. 

Responsibilities:

  • Copyedit and proofread SSRC publications and web content according to standards of The Chicago Manual of Style. 
  • Copyedit, layout and publish articles, reports and working papers for the SSRC’s African Peacebuilding Network. Review related social media content as needed.
  • Provide support for the SSRC website and online publications.
  • Conduct photo research and select accompanying images for SSRC publications and web features. 
  • Assist with maintenance of SSRC editorial calendar, tracking publications across all SSRC programs. 
  • Assist with management of e-newsletter campaigns across the organization.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, humanities or journalism/public affairs/communication.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with experience copyediting and proofreading according to The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Interest in and knowledge of Africa and/or peace, security and post-conflict development issues.
  • Experience with online publishing, maintaining websites and photo research preferred. Experience with WordPress content management a plus.
  • Comfort working on both the creative and analytical side of digital content management. 
  • Design experience utilizing Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign a plus.

To learn more about this opportunity and apply, log into Handshake with your FIU credentials and type in the following keyword: communication.

Deadline to apply is August 1.

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