Armed groups and international law: assistant editor

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Armed Groups and International Law

Promoting information sharing and community building between individuals and organisations working on issues related to armed groups and international law. Providing updates on news stories and publicize academic journal articles and seminars, talks and conferences on issues related to armed groups.

Are you interested in staying abreast of current developments in armed conflicts around the world involving armed groups? Are you eager to understand the different ways in which international law applies to armed conflicts? Are you passionate about  (i) ‘information sharing’ and (ii) ‘community building’ between individuals and organisations working on issues related to armed groups and international law? If so, we have a vacancy you might like to apply for.

The Armed Groups and International Law blog is seeking an assistant editor to join our small and dedicated team. If you are selected for the position, you will start asap and are your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing weekly news roundups;
  • Managing the blog’s twitter account:
  • Assisting the managing editor with the organisation of blog symposia, including corresponding with authors, proofreading and formatting posts and posting them on the blog;
  • Assisting with the preparation of the regular legal roundup.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • A specialism and interest in the law that applies in times of armed conflict;
  • Ability to carry out legal research for the legal roundup;
  • An eye for detail;
  • Knowledge of wordpress (desirable, not required);
  • Strong organisational skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • A strong team player;
  • An ability to work independently on the technical aspects and meet deadlines.

This position will require between 4-6 hours a week and is unfortunately not remunerated. None of the people that work on the Armed Groups and International Law blog are remunerated for their work on the blog. We find this less than ideal, but we hope that for someone passionate about the blog’s mission – there will be something exciting to be gained by joining our small team.

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover email explaining your motivation + CV to armedgroupsblog@gmail.com by 29th April 2022.  

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