Editor/Assistant Editor

The International Peace Institute (IPI) is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank dedicated to managing risk and building resilience to promote peace, security, and sustainable development. To achieve its purpose, IPI employs a mix of policy research, strategic analysis, publishing, and convening.

IPI’s Publications Department produces approximately 30 research reports and other publications annually, offering insights, analysis, and policy recommendations on a variety of issues relating to peace, conflict, and development. The Editor manages the editing, production, and dissemination of IPI’s research and publications, in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Director of Research and Publications. The Editor is responsible for the timely execution of the publications pipeline and for introducing innovations in the way the Institute disseminates its research. Successful candidate will be hired at either the Editor or Assistant Editor level depending upon experience.


  • Manage the editing, fact checking, and proofreading of all IPI books, policy papers, issue briefs, and meeting notes, including IPI’s Annual Report.
    • Review, edit, copyedit, and proofread books, policy papers, and institutional publications, or coordinate the outsourcing of same.
    • Liaise with printers, publishers, authors, and editors, working with in-house research staff.
    • Coordinate the dissemination of IPI publications electronically and in hard copy among target constituencies, and draft concise and compelling communications materials.
  • Design and implement a communications strategy to help IPI’s research and publications reach a wider audience.
    • Work with colleagues to create multimedia communications tools (infographics, data visualizations, explainer videos, video and audio interviews with authors, etc.) for select publications.
    • Contribute to the design and accessibility of publications by improving graphical representations and reviewing layouts and formats.
    • Help authors to secure media interviews and other press coverage as appropriate.
    • Develop strategies for monitoring and evaluating readership of IPI publications, with a view to increasing readership and visibility and improving targeting of key readers.


  • Advanced university degree in international relations, political science, or English. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree
  • At least three years of professional experience in an editorial role
  • Outstanding command of English, particularly in writing and editing
  • Deep knowledge of international affairs and public policy
  • Strong organizational skills and extraordinary attention to detail
  • Communications and/or multimedia experience
  • Experience leading and/or mentoring more junior staff in a professional setting

To apply

Please send cover letter with curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional referees, and a relevant writing or editing sample to employment@ipinst.org (with “Editor Position” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone or faxed inquiries. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Candidates must be willing to relocate to New York City.