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Senior Editor, Diplomatic Diary (Part-Time, Volunteer)


Diplomatic Diary is an online publication launched by WIDA in June 2020 to provide content on the practice of diplomacy in all its aspects, as well as on the diplomatic lifestyle. The content is intended to complement WIDA’s training programs in educating a new generation of diplomats. In an effort to keep the Diary free of subscription fees and advertising, it has a small all-volunteer staff.

The senior editor will advise and assist the publisher in setting and maintaining an editorial vision for the Diary, coordinating long-term and short-term planning, selecting topics, recruiting writers with diplomatic experience and helping them craft thoughtful, insightful and impactful articles. While not expected to serve as copy editor, the incumbent will be asked to provide some content-editing. They will also supervise and mentor junior editors and writers.

The senior editor will have flexible hours, totaling 10-20 hours a week (some weeks may be busier than others). During COVID-19, they will work remotely and do not have to be based in the Washington, D.C. area. Once the pandemic is over, those from the D.C. area will be expected to attend meetings in our downtown Washington office once or twice a month.

The ideal candidates will be former Foreign Service officers, although other practitioners with diplomatic experience are also encouraged to apply. They should possess a high level of creativity in generating and shaping ideas for unique and meaningful content, as well as an extensive network of fellow practitioners — both retired and active-duty — who can contribute to the Diary.

To apply, please email a statement of interest and résumé. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Editorial Assistant, Diplomatic Diary (Internship, Remote)


The intern will assist the editors in coordinating long-term and short-term planning for the Diplomatic Diary, selecting topics, recruiting writers with diplomatic experience and helping them craft thoughtful, insightful and impactful articles. The incumbent may be asked to contribute writing, provide content-editing, perform research and carry out other tasks as needed.

The intern will have flexible hours, totaling 10-20 hours a week (some weeks may be busier than others). During COVID-19, they will work remotely and do not have to be based in the Washington, D.C. area. Once the pandemic is over, those from the D.C. area will be expected to attend meetings in our downtown Washington office once or twice a month.

The ideal candidates will be students or recent graduates with excellent writing, editing and research skills, as well as background in or solid knowledge of international affairs. They should possess creativity in generating and shaping ideas for unique and meaningful content.

To apply, please email a statement of interest, résumé and two non-academic writing samples. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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