Editor-in-Chief, Crisis and Conflict

FULL-TIME AND TERMINATED JOB OFFER

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Crisis and Conflict Division

Multiple locations supported

Application deadline: October 27, 2022

The Crisis and Conflict Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking an Editor-in-Chief to provide writing and editing support to the team. The Crisis and Conflict Division documents, exposes and advocates to end violations of human rights and the laws of war during armed conflict and serious social or political unrest. We draw attention to under-reported crises, highlight the plight of marginalized people, advance rights-respecting legal standards, and demand justice to protect and promote human rights.

The Editor-in-Chief will report to the Director of the Crisis and Conflict Division based in Washington DC, and will work closely with the Director of Communications, based in New York. This is a two-year term position and should preferably be based in a location where HRW has an office.

Due to Covid-19, many of our global offices are operating with reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely depending on local mandates. We recognize that this time during the pandemic is a particularly difficult time for most people, especially those with care responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in the recruitment and onboarding of this post.

Responsibilities:

1. Edit, revise, re-edit and verify press releases, reports and other written materials written by staff of the Crisis and Conflict Division;

2. In coordination with the Communications Division, draft shorter materials such as editorials, press releases, media advisories and quotes for journalists based on research conducted by Crisis and Disasters Division staff. Conflicts ;

3. Provide constructive feedback to staff in the Crisis and Conflict Division to improve their mastery of HRW’s writing style;

4. Liaise with the Communications Division regarding upcoming Crisis and Conflict Division publications and media requests for the division, including meeting regularly with the Director of Communications and attending weekly Crisis and Conflict Division meetings. communications;

5. Communicate and develop writing and editing standards and training within the division in conjunction with broader Office of Programs and Division of Communications initiatives; and

6. Perform any other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education: An advanced degree or equivalent level of experience in international relations, journalism, law, social sciences or related studies is preferred.

Live: A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience is required.

Related skills and knowledge:

1. Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to meet standards in accordance with HRW’s fact-checking guidelines, as well as the ability to think creatively and strategically are required.

2. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply international humanitarian and human rights law is required.

3. Demonstrated ability to communicate on a complex, difficult and/or disturbing topic in a concise, effective, relevant and respectful manner is required.

4. Demonstrated ability to maintain strong and effective remote working relationships using modern technology is required.

5. Strong interpersonal skills in diverse cultural contexts in order to work collaboratively within HRW, as well as with external partners, are required.

6. Ability to multi-task effectively, including good planning and organizational skills, and ability to work quickly under pressure is required.

7. The ability to make sound decisions consistent with the duties is required.

Salary and benefits: HRW seeks exceptional candidates and offers comprehensive compensation and benefits. HRW also offers a relocation assistance program and will help employees obtain the necessary work authorization, if necessary; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

***How ​​to Apply:***Please apply immediately or by October 27, 2022 by submitting a resume and letter of interest through our online job portal at https://careers.hrw.org/. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission or require a disability-related accommodation, please email [email protected] Due to the large number of responses, emailed applications will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will remain unanswered.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek out a diverse candidate pool and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and non-parents, self-taught and college graduates, and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and world perspectives. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its thorough investigations, incisive and timely reports, innovative and far-reaching advocacy campaigns, and success in changing human rights policies and practices. rights of influential and international governments. establishments.

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***How ​​to Apply:***Please apply immediately or by October 27, 2022 by submitting a resume and letter of interest through our online job portal at https://careers.hrw.org/. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission or require a disability-related accommodation, please email [email protected] Due to the large number of responses, emailed applications will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

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