Managing Editor

4.2 Harvard Law School – Cambridge, MA 8 days ago
$45k-$85k(Glassdoor est.)

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The Managing Editor (ME) for Islamic Legal Studies Program (ILSP): SHARIAsource will manage the daily operations of the Program and Portal (SHARIAsource)—designed to collect and organize sources on Islamic law content and context in a way that is accessible and useful. For the Portal, the ME is responsible for supporting and managing (1) portal content and publication, (2) portal technology and development; and (3) program administration and communication. For the Program, the ME will manage the office and small staff; plan and organize events; be the principal administrative contact for internal and external program constituencies; implement and review policies as needed; anticipate and resolve problems, updating supervisor as needed. The ME is expected to work with minimal supervision in a work environment of multiple and conflicting priorities, and to collaborate with relevant individual and institutional stakeholders.

Portal Content/Publications
  • Works collaboratively to solicit and publish new content on Islamic law through editing and a system of peer review on various outlets, including online (portal, blog, newsletter); print (books, occasional papers series, etc); and social media outlets; manages and grows the network of editors (scholars and students) and their contributions
  • Manages program content projects including: library digitization, editor and institutional collaboration, resource-building
Portal Technology Development
  • Works collaboratively with developers and various stakeholders to guide the development of tools, apps, and resources that facilitate the use and accessibility of research on Islamic law
  • Maintains the portal, and keeps it free from bugs
Administration & Communication
  • Communication: Communicates SHARIAsource content generally and to the community of editors through online platforms (portal, blog, website), listserv, newsletter, social media, in-person meetings, and other venues as appropriate; special emphasis on building a community of editors engaged with the site
  • Administration: Maintains the budget and accounting; assists in training, scheduling, and distributing work to other staff/temps, students/RAs, and editors; coordinates activities; performs other administrative duties, coordinating with other Program staff, as needed.
Performs other duties as necessary

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