30 August 2018

Vacancy for 2 assistant editors for Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights

Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights

The Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, one of the world’s leading peer-reviewed human rights journals, is looking for a new assistant editors. This is a unique opportunity for law students to experience the work of an academic journal.

Function Description 

As an assistant editor you will be helping the managing editor of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (NQHR) with the editing of articles, columns and lectures that will be published in the journal. Articles on all sorts of human rights issues will be edited by you, either regarding their language or regarding their footnotes in light of the OSCOLA legal citation standard. You are required to edit articles within two to three weeks, although deadlines may be shortened when publication deadlines are pressing. Since you are working with Word-files, you can do your work anywhere and anytime. However, you are expected to meet your deadlines, to work with precision and diligence, and to provide comments to authors in a professional and diplomatic manner. 

The function of assistant editor provides you with the opportunity to read interesting human rights articles prior to their publication as well as to gain insight in the publication process of scholarly journals. In addition, you are welcome to attend meetings of the Executive Board of the NQHR, held 5 to 7 times a year, which allows you to meet some of the leading scholars in the field of international human rights. 

Job Requirements 

We are looking for both a language editor and a footnote editor for a period of at least one year, but longer commitments are greatly welcomed. 

Successful candidates will have the following experience and skills: 

  • Law student, preferably in the Master or the third year of the Bachelor, or equivalent professional level; 
  • Ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically in an international and culturally diverse academic context; 
  • Language editor only: (Near) Native-speaker level English skills, preferably British English; 
  • Footnote editor only: Experience or familiarity with OSCOLA legal citation standard; 
  • Ability to work with precision, diligence and speed; 
  • Preferably some previous experience or affinity with editing and/or publishing of academic writing and preferably also with the topic of human rights; 

The Journal

The Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, published by SAGE, focuses on all matters dealing with international human rights. The NQHR is based at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) at Utrecht University. 

Further Information 

Start date: mid-October 2018.
Type: Part-time (approximately 1-2 days a month). 
Remuneration: Voluntary basis, but you will receive every edition of the NQHR you have been working on.
Applications due by: 23 September 2018. 

Contact: For more information, please contact the managing editor, Leonie Huijbers, at NQHR@uu.nl  
Please send a cover letter (maximum one page) and CV to the NQHR Executive Board NQHR@uu.nl