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Volunteer co-editor, Rights in Exile Newsletter

The aims of the Rights in Exile Newsletter are to:

The overall aim of the IRRI Rights in Exile Programme is to stimulate the provision of pro bono legal aid to refugees and to raise the standards of the legal aid provided them.

Position description:

Newsletter work runs in a monthly cycle that typically includes the following tasks:

Writing may be involved, such as preparing news articles that review unfolding situations or issues. The position also involves frequent communication with the RiE Programme Manager. All editors are encouraged to solicit contributions. Where appropriate, submissions are refereed. Editors are responsible for securing permissions to reprint articles.

Position requirements:

We are looking for co-editors who are reliable, self-motivated, dedicated, and committed to doing the considerable work required to meet the newsletter's deadline every month. Working as a team allows a little flexibility if one editor has an intractable commitment, but also means that occasionally editors will have to take greater responsibility for their part of the ~40 hours of work required for the completion, posting, and publicizing of the newsletter. The majority of work falls after the submissions deadline (the 15th of each month) and publication (1st of the month), especially in the last week of the month. Because of the collaborative nature of the position, being able to coordinate and communicate well and regularly with the other co-editors is very important, as is being able to courteously and professionally correspond with contributors throughout the submission cycle. Finally, and importantly, co-editors need to be meticulous and detail-oriented, with excellent writing and editing skills in English, and interested in refugee issues.

The position allows the opportunity to gain valuable experience in editing, writing, and publishing, to keep up to date on refugee issues globally, and to be in touch with people working in the field all over the world. It requires dedicated and regular work, but is ultimately rewarding. As a relatively new publication there is wide scope for growth and creativity, both in terms of the editors’ position and input into the future of the newsletter itself.

For more on the Rights in Exile Newsletter, follow these links:
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