The Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, one of the world’s leading peer reviewed
journals, is looking for a new managing editor for a period of at least one and-
The managing editor of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (NQHR) is
responsible for the coordination and management of the entire publication process,
starting at the receipt of a new submission all the way through to sending the final
version of each edition to the publisher. The managing editor works closely with the
editorial board, prepares and takes minutes at the editorial board’s meetings, and
executes the editorial board’s decisions. The managing editor also has close contact
with authors and the external peer review board. The majority of managing editor’s
tasks are performed online but it is imperative that the managing editor be present for
the editorial board meetings, which are held 5-6 times per year.
The successful candidate will have the following experience and skills:
- Ability to communicate professionally in writing;
- Ability to oversee and coordinate lengthy, time-sensitive and complex
- Native-level English skills;
- Ability to work with precision, diligence and speed;
- Previous experience or affinity with editing and/or publishing of academic
- Based in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, published by Intersentia, focuses on all
matters dealing with international human rights. The NQHR is closely linked with the
Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) at Utrecht University.
- Start date: 1 June 2013 (but must be able to attend trainings in March,
- April and May of 2013).
- Type: Part-time (approximately 1,5 days a week).
- Remuneration: A moderate stipend is available. Formal employment with the
- university is not available.
- Applicants due by: 15 February 2013.
- Contact: Laura Henderson at L.M.Henderson@uu.nl
Please send a cover letter (maximum one page) and CV to Laura Henderson