Advertised Summary Job Description: The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs is seeking an Assistant Editorial Director to help further CGEP's ambitious research efforts. The Assistant Editorial Director will help drive CGEP's research mission: to provide rigorous, relevant and timely research and analysis to a broad audience interested in issues related to energy and environmental policy, geopolitics, technology, markets and the energy sector.
The Assistant Editorial Director will work with scholars, faculty, and other authors to create research reports and other written outputs that reflect CGEP's mission and standards; perform high-level edits of those written outputs; help create new publication products that communicate our research findings; project manage said outputs by setting deadlines and keeping projects on track. The Assistant Editorial Director will also work with the research team and the communications team to find ways to inject the team of CGEP scholars into the important energy issues of the day. The position will report to the the Director of Research Publications.
Writing/Editing-- Edit or rewrite sections of research papers into shorter products (op-eds, blog-posts, commentaries, etc) that are relevant to the news cycle; Draft executive summaries of research targeting CGEP's audience and ghost write shorter pieces on occasion; Work with authors at all stages of research paper production including idea conception and development, drafting of an outline, developing a first complete draft, identifying experts and facilitating the external review process including incorporating review comments.
Project Management-- Manage project timelines, deadlines and deliverables for all CGEP products; Create and maintain shared dashboard of all written products to account for various stages; Organize twice annual research outlook meetings with all CGEP scholars to develop and update their annual research portfolio; Manage and track the research contributions from adjunct research scholars; Help develop and maintain CGEP editorial policies and author guidelines.
Production-- Work with authors and the communications team to create timely and compelling content in new products and on new platforms that leverages CGEP's energy expertise and broadens the dissemination of our research content; Finalize the external production process of proofreading and layout
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience in writing and editing.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Outstanding written communications skills and an ability to communicate complex and technical material to lay audiences. Ability to work comfortably with authors with diverse backgrounds and assist them in delivering written products that meet CGEP standards and guidelines. Ability to work and prioritize under a variety of deadlines. Ability to perform a wide range of edits, including content and developmental edits and serve as a ghost writer or create new written products from previously published materials under tight deadlines.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in the energy sector or writing about energy sector issues.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_175348
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