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We’re looking for Assistant Editors!

The European Conservative is looking for Assistant Editors (part-time and full-time; on-site in Brussels and remote) to join our global efforts to expand the “safe space” for conservative intellectuals and heterodox thinkers on the Right. In this role, you will report to the Managing Editor and the Editor-in-Chief, and will be responsible for the review, editing, and refinement of commissioned and other submitted texts for both our growing website and print quarterly.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing and editing, and generally improving, refining, and finalizing English-language submissions at various stages of completion written by native and non-native speakers of English.
  • Reviewing and editing News content posted on our Homepage.
  • Providing suggestions for headlines, titles, sub-headings, and author bios.
  • Proofreading typeset print magazine before it goes to press.

Other possible responsibilities will include:

  • Finding appropriate photos to illustrate submitted texts and drafting suitable captions.
  • Drafting short (150-500 words) book reviews on occasion for the print edition.
  • Assisting with uploading, proofreading, and publishing content to our website’s CMS, as needed.
  • Posting story links on social media platforms.
  • Assisting in the creation of content, copy, and other promotional materials to be used in online and social media campaigns.
  • Assisting in the creation and development of materials, scripts, and texts to be used in the production of audio-visual material for the website.
  • Working closely in collaboration with other members of the Editorial Team and the News Group.
  • Attending events on behalf of the organization.

Desired abilities, knowledge, and skills:

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with MS Office and Google Drive
  • Submittable and WordPress experience desired but not necessary.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Discernment and the ability to quickly assess whether a submission is a “diamond in the rough” and needs polishing—or whether it requires too many revisions and re-writing to be able to quickly turn into readable copy.
  • Diplomatic skills and the willingness to write suitable, precise, and helpful margin comments on a submission to help authors improve their text.
  • Ideal if candidate enjoys polishing texts and turning them into scintillating prose, and is interested in literary, philosophical, cultural, and artistic matters, all with a conservative perspective.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in communications and writing.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; other major European languages are useful.
  • Podcast experience highly desirable.

Requirements:

  • EU citizenship or work permit.
  • 1-2 month trial period.

Hours and remuneration:

  • Part-time role: 5-20 hours per week.
  • Full-time role: 35-40 hours per week.
  • Competitive salary based on skills and experience.
  • Remote work possible.

If interested, please send (as PDFs or Word documents) a Cover Letter and your Curriculum Vitae to:

jobs (at) europeanconservative (dot) com

A remote interview and editing “test” would be the next steps for shortlisted candidates.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Preliminary interviews will not take place before August.

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