The American Political Science Association (APSA) seeks a candidate to fill a part time position within the Centennial Center for Political Science & Public Affairs. The Editor will work closely with the Director of the Centennial Center, the teaching and learning team, and the marketing and communications team to develop a new digital platform for political science teaching and learning. The site will act as a centralized hub for high-quality, curated resources, and a hub for dialogue among those interested in political science education. Over the next three years, a central goal of this program is to increase engagement with and support for a diverse collection of members from a variety of backgrounds, areas of specialty and institution types, and to create an overall environment of inclusivity. Thus, strong candidates will have experience working with diverse populations, and will provide evidence of being committed to furthering a climate of inclusivity and collaboration.
The Editor will have the opportunity to shape an exciting new initiative in APSA’s digital portfolio, working closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop the platform, and leading content acquisition efforts. Following launch, the Editor will manage the day-to-day operations of the platform, including content review and approval and forum moderation. They will also work with political science faculty to solicit and prepare content for inclusion in the platform, and to prepare features highlighting timely or popular content. The incumbent will work directly with external editors/boards and closely with communications, diversity and inclusion, and the teaching and learning team within APSA. This position will be a half-time position, with the expectation of an average of 20 work hours per week.
Reports to: Director of the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs
This position is considered non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is therefore eligible for overtime pay.
- Work with an editorial advisory board made up of APSA members to identify, solicit, review, and curate high quality teaching and learning resources.
- Produce marketing content for the platform, including features of timely or new resources.
- Attend regular meetings with project teams to review tasks and expectations, report stakeholder feedback and approvals to development partner.
- Work within WordPress or other CMS to manage page content, template, permissions, and workflow.
- Provide support to members using the platform.
- Work with APSA programs to identify existing and future resources from relevant initiatives and events, including liaising directly with past event participants to solicit resources.
- Stay abreast of current issues and best practices in political science and teaching and learning.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Graduate degree in political science or related social science discipline, PhD preferred.
- Instructional experience required, experience teaching at the college level preferred.
- Additional pedagogical experience (including formal pedagogical training, curricular development experience) a plus.
- Knowledge of civic engagement and education a plus.
- Strong organizational/communications skills and multi‐tasking ability.
- Ability to work independently, in a team, and with external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to write clearly and experience in editing/proofreading.
- High attention to detail, adherence to deadlines and ability to motivate others related to timelines.
- Website management skills highly desirable.
- Superb collaboration skills to work with colleagues across departments at APSA to meet shared goals.
The APSA is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit educational association that serves a membership base of 12,000 in over 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics. To learn more about APSA, please visit www.apsanet.org. APSA offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and is located near the Metro in DuPont Circle in Washington, DC, with a full-time staff of 29. APSA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity and welcomes applications from anyone with the qualifications indicated above.
HOW TO APPLY
To be considered, submit a resume with cover letter indicating how your experience and skills align with the position, as PDF attachments by email to APSA at [email protected] Please write ‘Editor’ in the email subject line. Consideration of applications will begin as soon as resumes are received, and the position will remain open until filled.
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