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Assistant Editor - The Global Observatory

The International Peace Institute (IPI) is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts between and within states. IPI’s Global Observatory is an online publication that provides timely analysis on peace and security issues by analysts, scholars, journalists, and policymakers.

The Assistant Editor will support the editors of the Global Observatory by researching topics for posts and soliciting potential contributors. S/he will help to ensure a consistent stream of high-quality articles from expert contributors.

Responsibilities include:

• In coordination with the editors, research topics for GO posts and identify potential GO authors, send pitch emails, and manage pitch correspondences.
• Coordinating logistics of GO interviews.
• Coordinating internal review of select articles when required.
• Managing general correspondences, tracking edits, and copyediting and proofreading posts as directed.
• Tracking documents related to photos, topics, authors and assisting with issues related to GO subscribers and the email blast.
• Performing related administrative tasks, including expense requests for payment of authors and service providers.


• BA or MA in the humanities (especially English or Journalism) or social sciences (especially international affairs).
• Outstanding command of English, particularly in writing and editing.
• Strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail.
• Editorial or communications experience is strongly preferred, especially copyediting.
• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of international affairs.
• Knowledge of web environments.

To apply:

Please send cover letter with curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional referees, and a relevant writing sample to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (with “Assistant Editor” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Candidates must be willing to relocate to New York City.

IPI is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and internationally representative staff.

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The Global Observatory

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Key Global Events to Watch in November
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.

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October 10, 2014
Mediating Transition in Yemen: Achievements and Lessons


Yemen remains the only site of an Arab Spring uprising that ended in a negotiated agreement and an internationally supported transition process. In light of the recent conflict in the North of Yemen and Sana’a, with a constitution-drafting process underway, a referendum to approve a draft constitution, and coming elections all within the next year, the open dialogue established among key parties and factions in Yemen’s transition has become increasingly important.