Editorial Director

The Middle East Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Sep 05

Position description

  • Works with the President and with the Vice President for Policy and Research in setting the research and publication strategy and work plan.
  • Communicates with MEI scholars as well as outside scholars and writers to develop ideas for relevant, timely, original content.
  • Commissions authors to produce analysis, op-eds, policy reports and longer research papers.
  • Commissions authors to join podcasts, record videos, and other multi-media activities, as well as to boost their social media output.
  • Edits original content in consultation with authors to ensure well-sourced, well-written content.
  • Liaises with network of print and broadcast media journalists and outlets.
  • Hosts podcasts, videos, panels and other forms of communication.


  • At least 7 years’ experience in the field of journalism and editing, with experience both in print and some multi media.
  • Knowledge of and experience working on Middle East issues.
  • Networks of contacts with MENA specialists who can contribute to MEI’s Web content, as well as with key journalists and outlets.
  • Strong editing and team leading skills, and good all-around communication skills.
  • A self-starter and leader, but one who can also work well in groups.

Application instructions

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, writing samples and salary expectations to [email protected] Place "Editor" in subject heading

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