Canberra, Australia
30 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $78,956 - $91,157 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full time, Fixed term (up to 3 years)

Position overview

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region.

Crawford School of Public Policy is one of four schools within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and one of the world’s leading public policy schools.

The Development Policy Centre (Devpolicy) is a research centre within Crawford School. The Centre conducts research and promotes discussion in three key areas: Australian aid effectiveness, the Pacific and Papua New Guinea, and global development policy.

Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies (APPS) is the Crawford School's flagship journal, published by Wiley and managed by the Development Policy Centre. It is a peer-reviewed journal that targets policy-relevant research across a discipline focus that includes economics, political science, governance, development and the environment. It has a special geographic focus on the island economies of the Pacific.

The Development Policy Centre is seeking an Editor to work on APPS and to support the editing of the Devpolicy Blog, and its Discussion Paper series.

The Editor will liaise between authors, reviewers and the Editorial Board to ensure timely review and publication of articles, and will arrange for the convening of the Editorial Board as required. The Editor will coordinate the “Pacific Survey” segment of the journal, which provides an overview of a Pacific economy in each issue. S/he will encourage and solicit articles, including special editions, and will promote the journal on social media, through conferences, on the web and by other means.

The position also includes editorial involvement in the Centre’s widely read Devpolicy Blog. This part of the role may include editing, proofing, scheduling blog posts, publishing using Wordpress, commissioning content, and liaising with contributors, as well as promoting the blog to a wide audience.  The position is also responsible for coordinating the Centre’s Discussion Paper series. This role involves, managing the peer review process, copy-editing, proofreading, formatting accepted papers and uploading them to the website and online platforms. Approximately 10 discussion papers are published each year.

We are looking for a candidate with excellent writing and editing skills who is a clear thinker.  Familiarity with the Pacific, quantitative literacy and an interest in economics are desirable, as is experience with online publishing/blogging tools such as Wordpress.

Note that part–time as well as full-time candidates will be considered. It is preferable that the successful candidate will be based in Canberra, however we will consider applications from interstate applicants, with the option for working remotely.  This opportunity is being offered as a fixed term appointment of up to three years.

As part of the selection process, candidates will be required to provide referees, evidence of editing experience, and will be required to undertake one or more editing exercises.

For further information please contact Ms Ashlee Betteridge, Manager, Development Policy Centre, E: Ashlee.Betteridge@anu.edu.au 

Closing date: 21 July 2019

Position description: Editor

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.