Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Volunteer: Managing Editor - The Islander (Foreign Policy and Public Diplomacy Blog)
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Job description

The Islands Society is an international nonprofit organization. Its mission is to inspire and empower islanders to participate in foreign affairs and overseas engagements in order to affect positive change in their local communities. The nonprofit develops and implements projects that are designed to help islanders realize their full potential on the world stage. These projects are currently organized around two main themes: community projects and next generation leaders. The community projects center on ten issue areas, including charity, conservation, democracy, disaster relief, education, equality, health, innovation, security, and sustainability. Meanwhile, the next generation leader projects support artists, athletes, chefs, incubators, musicians, policymakers, storytellers, and technologists. To implement these programs, the nonprofit has launched local constituent societies around the world. These include the Pacific Islands Society, Baltic Islands Society, Sea Islands Society, Arctic Islands Society, Caribbean Islands Society, and Remote Islands Society (Japan).





The Islands Society is seeking a Managing Editor for The Islander - the only online blog from a think tank dedicated to inspiring and empowering islanders to participate in foreign affairs.


The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in international relations, particularly with respect to foreign policy, public diplomacy, and insular affairs. The candidate must also have demonstrable experience working in an online publishing environment.

Interested applicants should be strongly familiar with social networking and outreach. Candidates should understand how to increase the online reputation of a quality foreign policy publication.

In addition to outreach, the Managing Editor will also be responsible for all day-to-day editing duties, research and sourcing new material. There will also be writing opportunities.


The managing editor is a challenging role that has enormous upside potential for someone able to take initiative and help us build on our success. Serving as an assistant editor will help foreign correspondents, professors, think tank fellows, nonprofit leaders, PhD Students, and retired diplomats to develop a deeper understanding of the major issues impacting island communities around the world. It will also provide a real-world opportunity to make an impact on insular affairs.


To apply for the Managing Editor at The Islander, applicants should send their resume to Please state "Managing Editor - The Islander" in the subject of the email. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any attachments. So, please send the required materials as plain text in the body of your email.

For More Information About The Islands Society, See

Website: www.

Facebook: https://www.


This is a volunteer opportunity provided by VolunteerMatch, in partnership with LinkedIn for Good.
This position requires the following skills: Social Media / Blogging, General Education, Copy Writing / Copy Editing, Research, Environmental Science, Journalism

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