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Monday, October 7, 2013

Persian Editorial Assistant, Institute for War & Peace Reporting, Washington, DC

Persian Editorial Assistant

Posted on: October 2, 2013
Application deadline: October 15, 2013
Posted by: Institute for War & Peace Reporting


The Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR) is currently seeking an Editorial Assistant for its groundbreaking online publication, Zannegaar Online Journal ( Zannegaar is a monthly Persian language publication focused on women's issues.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Project Implementation

  • Provide assistance to Zannegaar's project coordinator at all stages of publication;
  • Review, evaluate and edit translated articles and multimedia production;
  • Develop/review abstracts and citations for each translated article;
  • Coordinate with translators and evaluate translation quality;
  • Proofread to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation and syntax;
  • Assist with additional aspects of publication production, including searching for relevant multimedia components (photo, video, audio, photo-essays);
  • Develop PDF version and newsletter for each issue;
  • Participate in publications meetings.

  • College degree (preferably Master's)
  • Background in women's and gender studies (writing, translating English to Persian, editing)
  • Past work in journalism, feminism, and/or global women's issues is highly desirable
  • Permission to work in the US
  • Excellent writing skills in Persian and fluency in reading and writing English
  • Strong research skills in both Persian and English
  • Computer proficiency (both PC and Mac)
  • Operating independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong time management
  • Motivated and result-oriented
  • Experience working within the Iranian social and political culture 

Please complete online application form.

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