Chief Editor

Arms Control Association
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 05

Position description

The Arms Control Association is seeking a creative, dynamic, experienced chief editor for its monthly journal, Arms Control Today. Applicants should have a proven track record in the field of journalism/publishing, either as a journalist or an editor. A strong commitment to high-quality writing and scholarship is essential.

We are also looking for these qualifications:

  • Excellent editing, writing, and reporting skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, develop, and support junior staff and consultants, and engage effectively with outside scholars;
  • Strong knowledge of print and digital publishing best practices;
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to provide leadership for long-term planning and strategy for the publication; and
  • A solid understanding of the international security and arms control field and a commitment to ACA’s diversity goals.

Arms Control Today has been published since 1972 and is widely considered a top publication in the field of arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament. Each 40- to 52-page edition is published in print and online.

Location: Candidates need not be based in Washington initially, but should be able to relocate no later than Jan. 2022.

Salary: commensurate with experience, from $75,000-85,000 base salary.

Benefits include: employer-provided health coverage; contribution to an individual retirement account (5% from employer beginning one year after the start of employment), paid vacation, and sick leave.

Application instructions

Applicants should send AS A SINGLE PDF a cover letter, resume, three published samples of your writing and/or editing work (before-and-after versions of editing work would be ideal), and three references no later than March 1, 2021. Please include "Chief Editor, Arms Control Today" in the subject line. No telephone calls, please.

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