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From U.S.-China relations to the international women’s movement to the enlargement of the United Nations Security Council, the Elliott School’s International Affairs Review (IAR) provides a unique forum for the policy perspective of tomorrow’s leaders on critical issues facing the world today. 

IAR is divided into two editions, print and web. IAR’s print edition publishes a biannual journal of policy-oriented research papers (2,500-5,000 words). IAR’s web edition publishes policy issue or analytical articles on current international affairs (800-1200 words). 

We are looking for graduate students for the following available positions. If you’re interested in being part of our team, please apply online.

When applying, please include a resume and a writing sample. Submit your applications to iar@gwu.edu (for roles in the print journal) or iarsubmissions@gwu.edu (for roles in the web edition). 

Available Positions

Web Editor
Responsible for editing short articles (approximately one every two weeks and on the topics previously selected by the editor) to be posted on the website. Expected turn around time for edited articles will be no more than two days. This position will require close coordination with the website’s managing editor and editor-in-chief. In addition to editing articles, the web editor also has the opportunity to write articles for the website.

Web Writer
Responsible for writing 800-1400 word articles on topic of choice, in consultation with the website’s editor-in-chief and managing editor. Once an assignment has been given turnaround time is expected to be no longer than one week. All writers that submits 3 or more articles every semester will be considered a senior writer and their names will appear on our website.

Print Associate Editor
Serves as the first line editor for journal articles; provides analysis, editorial, and substantive comments on style, organization, and clarity of articles; works with senior editing staff to ensure quality of articles. The journal goes to print two times per year, with an editing window of approximately six weeks. The ideal commitment for print editors during this time is 2-3 hours per week. This position also provides a pathway to leadership positions including senior editor, managing editor, and editor in chief.

Print Book Review Editor
Edits reviews of recent (in the previous year) publications in the field of international affairs; writes an introduction to the book review section; may write reviews. Provides analysis, editorial, and substantive comments to the author; works closely with the editor-in-chief for book and review selection. The journal goes to print two times per year, with an editing window of approximately six weeks. The ideal commitment for book review editors during this time is 2-3 hours per week.

Print Interview Editor
Conducts and edits interviews with policy notables and/or significant figures within the field of international affairs. Interviews may be conducted with professors, politicians, CEOs, ambassadors, writers, and others. The total time commitment for interview editors varies but should be roughly 15 hours total not including interviewing time. 

Print Layout Editor
Responsible for compiling the final drafts of all issue papers together into a single to be sent to the publisher. Experience with graphic design programs such as InDesign and knowledge of the printing process is preferred. This position will require close coordination with the managing editor and editor-in-chief for about a two-week window in November and April. The ideal time commitment for layout editors is roughly 10-15 hours.

Print Copy Editor
Serves as the last line editor for journal articles; checks for usage, grammar, spelling, adherence to Chicago and house style; verifies that formatting is consistent throughout individual papers and the entire journal. The journal goes to print two times per year, with a copy-editing window of approximately two weeks in November and April. The total time commitment for copy editors during this time is about 15 hours.