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About ASIL The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. ASIL holds Category II Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies. The Society is headquartered at Tillar House in Washington, D.C. The mission of ASIL is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.

Attorney-Editor. International Legal Materials, International Law in Brief, ASIL Insights

Department:  Publications and Information Resources

Job Description:

1.)   Purpose & Scope:

The Attorney-Editor manages the editorial and publications process for International Law in Brief (ILIB), International Legal Materials (ILM), and ASIL Insights, three premier publications of the American Society of International Law, the leading U.S. scholarly society for international legal academics and practitioners. Duties include substantive legal research, writing, editing, and oral presentation skills.

2.)   Responsibilities:

1.)   Research and monitor current developments in international law, from sources such as international, foreign, and domestic courts and tribunals, and major international organizations.

2.)   Summarize current developments and recent decisions for online publication on the ILIB blog.

3.)   Serve as primary staff liaison to ILM Contributing Editors and the ILM Editorial Advisory Committee (EAC). Prepare bimonthly ILM EAC meeting materials, and facilitate these meetings, presenting to the EAC orally on decisions to be considered for publication in ILM.

4.)   Serve as  Managing Editor of ASIL Insights, with coordination duties including submissions, the editorial process, and co-editor meetings.

5.)   Recruit authors for ILM introductory notes and ASIL Insights and work with authors to ensure timely delivery of manuscripts.

6.)   Copyedit, blue-book, and cite-check ILM introductory notes and ASIL Insights.

7.)   Manage the ILM printing process, including oversight of type-setting, proofing, printing, and mailing of publication to subscribers. Manage the electronic delivery process to JSTOR, Westlaw, and Lexis.

8.)   Work with ASIL’s Web Specialist to post ASIL Insights to ASIL.org.

9.)   Support ASIL’s Director of Education and Research and Director of Information Resources in identifying topics and developments that present opportunities for ASIL programming.

10.)         Hire and manage interns and the ASIL Publications Fellow.

3.)   Reports To:  Director of Information Resources

Job Requirements:  BA/BS and J.D. or the equivalent.  Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of international law.  Strong legal research and writing skills, including journal or other editorial experience.  2-3 years of relevant program or publication management experience preferred.

Application:  Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references, and an unedited writing sample to jobs@asil.org, putting Attorney Editor in the subject line.   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.