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Commissioning Editor - Al-Shabaka

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Commissioning Editor

Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law.

About the Position

Al-Shabaka is currently seeking a new commissioning editor. Al-Shabaka content is produced by its 200 policy analysts and guest authors. Its publication schedule averages two policy pieces a month. Al-Shabaka actively communicates the findings of its analysis and its recommendations to the policy community, the media, and the informed public in the form of policy memos and op-eds. The position is half-time and is remote-based, with the editor located in the US, Europe, or the Arab region.


The Commissioning Editor works with Al-Shabaka staff to undertake the following functions:

  1. Edit material in the Al-Shabaka style, ensuring accuracy, flow, logic, topical hook, and maximum accessibility
  2. Commission and secure flow of topical, quality material from Al-Shabaka’s policy network, drawing on members’ areas of expertise
  3. Review material and organize peer reviews
  4. Handle exchanges with authors
  5. Organize and/or review translation into Arabic (or vice versa)
  6. Prepare pieces for publication and dissemination
  7. Assist in the development of measures to track the influence of policy materials
  8. Maintain Al-Shabaka’s publishing guidelines and style sheet
  9. Work with established contract editors and train and mentor new contract editors
  10. Staff the Al-Shabaka editorial committee, which provides guidance on content and supports in outreach and editorial tasks as appropriate
  11. Transform pieces into a variety of additional formats, including executive summaries, policy memos, and op-eds
  12. Work with partners to get op-eds and other policy materials placed in the media and public sphere

Attributes/Skills Needed

  1. Excellent English writing/editing skills
  2. A proven track record as an editor, preferably with at least 10 years experience editing for think tanks, non-profits, or academic institutions
  3. Grounding in and first-hand knowledge of the Palestinian question, including understanding of the politics and, to the extent possible, lived experience
  4. Working knowledge of Arabic; advanced Arabic skills a plus 
  5. Excellent time management skills and reliability

How to Apply

Please email your resume to 
with your name and the title of the position in the subject line. Deadline: July 27, 2020. Please also include a cover letter providing additional information regarding your work as it relates to this position as well as why you would be interested in working for Al-Shabaka.  
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