Employment

The Jamestown Foundation is seeking writers for its China Brief, Militant Leadership Monitor and Terrorism Monitor publications. Interested writers are invited to submit proposals for articles suited to these publications. In addition to a description of a proposed article, authors are encouraged to submit a short piece of published work in English and a CV/Resume describing prior experience in the field.

Our analysts have experience in their field and must be proficient in the use of relevant indigenous sources.

Writing guidelines for specific publications can be found below. Prospective authors are highly encouraged to review them before submitting an article.

Address all applications or questions to Mr. John Foulkes – pubs(at)jamestown.org

Publication-specific guidelines can be found below:

China Brief:

Contributors to China Brief are required to follow the China Brief Writing Guidelines and are encouraged to draw from a variety of Chinese-language media. We have compiled a Resource Source Sheet to help.


Position Title: China Brief Intern (REMOTE)

The Jamestown Foundation, Washington, DC

The Jamestown Foundation is offering a remote internship position for Summer 2021 to assist the Editor-in-Chief of China Brief in preparing and sending out the bi-weekly publication. Duties include copy editing, updating the Jamestown Foundation website, assisting the Editor with outreach to the China policy community, researching topics related to Chinese policy and regional security, and assisting the Foundation with the organization of special conferences and events. The ideal candidate will be a current undergraduate or graduate school student with an interest in Chinese affairs and Mandarin language skills.

Requirements:

  • Close attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with minimal oversight.
  • Good research skills and a solid understanding of political/security/economic developments and trends in China, U.S.-China relations, and the greater Asian region.
  • Editing skills in order to assist the Editor-in-Chief in publishing the Jamestown Foundation’s biweekly publication, China Brief.
  • Be able to devote  a minimum of between 20 to 25 hours a week to assist the China Brief Editor with her duties and help out on other ongoing Jamestown projects.
  • Must reside in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken language at the level of a native English speaker.
  • Familiarity with WordPress or other website backend applications a plus.
  • A strong presence on social media and/or familiarity with social media platforms and outreach.
  • Working proficiency in Mandarin Chinese preferred.

Position Title: Special Projects Intern (REMOTE)

The Jamestown Foundation, Washington, DC

The Jamestown Foundation is offering a remote internship for Summer 2021 to assist the Jamestown staff in maintaining and managing current and future projects for the foundation. This includes maintaining, with oversight, Jamestown’s Stealth War website and research projects pertaining to European and Asian security subjects. Duties will also include minor copy editing, updating the Jamestown Foundation website, assisting the staff in outreach to the national securty policy community via social media, as well as assisting the Foundation with the organization of special conferences and events. The ideal candidate will be a current undergraduate or graduate school student with an interest in national security affairs and some Eurasian language skills.

Requirements:

  • Close attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with minimal oversight.
  • Good research skills and a solid understanding of political/security/economic developments, technology, and international security trends.
  • Confident knowledge of American English grammar rules. Experience with proofreading and copy editing materials written by non-native-English speakers, a plus.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken language at the level of a native English speaker.
  • Ability to devote about 20 to 25 hours a week to working on ongoing Jamestown projects.
  • Familiarity with WordPress or other website backend applications, a plus.
  • A strong presence on social media and/or familiarity with social media platforms and outreach.