Track Changes Join The Republic as a Sub-Editor

DEADLINE: 31 August 2021

The Republic is hiring sub-editors to join our editorial team. Responsibilities will include commissioning essays and working with authors to produce quality writing, in line with our style guide.

The sub-editor position is aimed at young professionals who possess:

A Master’s degree (minimum) and top-tier academic credentials (please include your degree class in your resume);
⎈ Excellent research, writing and reading skills;
⎈ Demonstrable interest in Nigerian and African affairs;
⎈ Proven ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear, accessible way;
Previous editorial and proofreading experience; and
⎈ Ability to work at a fast pace, remotely and independently while part of a team.

You should be a voracious reader who is self-motivated and eager to learn, and you must be able to edit three essays per month for The Republic.

Most importantly, we are looking for candidates interested in becoming subject matter experts on Nigerian and African affairs. Such people will, at the minimum, possess genuine interest in The Republic and what/how we publish, and our core topics: climate change; culture & society; economics; gender & feminism; history; international affairs; politics & security; science & technology.

Candidates with backgrounds in economics, history, and science & technology are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, you will need to register or log-in. Then, upload a CV and cover letter (stating your availability i.e. when you can start and for how long). Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an editing assessment, after which they may be invited for an interview.

Applications close 23:59 (WAT), 31 August 2021, but apply early as we aim to fill the positions before then.

This position is paid, remote and open to all candidates.


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