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The editor of WorldView magazine is a part-time consultant position. The editor is responsible for building active Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) engagement through the timely and successful production of our quarterly magazine with features and news of the Peace Corps community. In coordination with the production of a digital version of WorldView, the editor is expected to provide a powerful printed voice defining the mission of the National Peace Corps Association.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Consult with NPCA staff and other stakeholders to develop communications strategies, providing expertise on print media
Lead and manage all aspects of production of NPCA’s quarterly 48-page print magazine
Determine appropriate and varied editorial materials
Maintain constructive email dialogue with a broad array of RPCVs and experts
Research relevant topics, identify and assign writers for all departments and features
Edit in a consultative manner with authors of all materials for the issue
Research and identify appropriate high-resolution photography and information graphics required to support many of the articles
Provide all edited texts, all related materials, and advertisements in a recommended page-by-page guide for use by the art director
Coordinate and execute all proofing of pages with volunteer editors
Coordinate with NPCA staff all information to be delivered to the printer for distribution of the issue
Advise NPCA leaders and staff on issues of advertising, circulation, and other matters affecting the success of the print and digital magazine
Extensive work experience in writing and editing in a non-academic environment
Significant career experience in the developing world as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Peace Corps staff, or for the federal government, an international development agency or a non-profit organization
Post-graduate degree in reporting, writing, publishing, public relations, foreign affairs, international development, or a related academic discipline
Commitment to the values of the international experience of the Peace Corps
Patience, sensitivity, and diplomacy in working with volunteers in a diverse culture
Ability to manage time and tasks to meet rigid production and distribution deadlines, and to adjust to last-minute changes
Respect for the imagined audience in order to make countless decisions that will impact readership and determine reader support
Well organized to handle multiple tasks
Responsive, attentive to detail and an articulate communicator
Highly motivated, resourceful, and creative, thriving on the opportunity to contribute to the Peace Corps community
Send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with “WorldView Editor” in the subject line. This position is open until filled. No phone calls please.
National Peace Corps Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
NPCA is an Employer of National Service. Alumni of national service are encouraged to apply.