Good news, LPE readers: We are looking for a part-time blog coordinator, to help us continue and expand the work of the blog. Details below, and please share widely. Download the announcement here.
A grant-funded initiative housed at Yale Law School and affiliated with Demos and Columbia Law School (and others to come) seeks a half-time blog editor and coordinator, for the recently launched “Law and Political Economy” blog (lpeproject.wpengine.com). The blog is the first initiative of a growing Law and Political Economy project, and is substantively edited and managed by a consortium of faculty and students. The site hosts commentary, analysis, and dialogues on law, politics, and economics with a progressive and egalitarian orientation. The blog editor will be responsible for all administrative matters including: generating (in collaboration with the substantive editors) and maintaining a schedule of publication, communicating with contributors about all scheduling and administrative matters, copy-editing content, and routing unsolicited and proposed posts from readers to the substantive editors. The blog editor will also do basic trouble-shooting and maintenance on the site and show initiative and creativity in promoting the content through social and traditional media. We particularly welcome applicants with interest and training in our topics who may be able to assume certain more substantive editorial roles, as well as help guide authors on writing in this format, and extending their ideas in other media (both traditional or “new” / “social”).
Essential requirements: Basic web skills, copy-editing and other editorial capacity, excellent writing skills, strong organizational skills, facility collaborating in a group (especially at a distance), comfort managing students and professors, confidence and initiative-taking in social media and other content promotion, and willingness to learn and responsiveness to feedback.
Preferred attributes: Interest in law and political economy (see the blog for more on what this means), and one or more academic degrees in relevant disciplines.
Terms of position: Working remotely is compatible with the position and may be preferable, depending on the availability of space at Yale. Work can be substantially grouped into certain days or times, but time-sensitive tasks may come up, so you must have some flexibility to respond to emails and take on certain limited tasks during weekdays. We anticipate a one year contract, renewable for an additional year upon mutual agreement. Compensation will be $35,000 annually, with an expectation of half-time work. This position does not include benefits.
Application and Contact: Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position, CV, contact information for three references, and a portfolio or examples of their relevant work (scholarly and/or online). We welcome applications immediately and will consider them on a rolling basis until Dec. 1, or until the position is filled. The ideal start date would be either December 1 or January 1. Questions and applications should be sent to Karen Alderman <[email protected]>.
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