Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) is currently looking for a talented young editor to join the TPQ team.

About TPQ

TPQ is an Istanbul-based journal fostering original thinking and constructive policy debates on Turkey and its neighborhood since 2002. As one of the few independent outlets in Turkey, TPQ is non-partisan and has a track record of including diverse perspectives and encouraging critical opinions on every topic it covers. Besides the  TPQ engages decision makers, opinion leaders, practitioners, the business community and international investors, members of the media, and academia. For more information: www.turkishpolicy.com

Depending on the current tasks at hand in the office, the responsibilities and duties of the Assistant Editor will mainly include providing assistance in:

  • Shaping journal content with the Editor in Chief
  • Daily office tasks and projects
  • Researching contributors for the journal and the Blog section
  • TPQ’s social media accounts (posting daily on Twitter and Facebook)
  • Drafting article request letters
  • Formating the submitted content to fit TPQ’s editorial guidelines
  • Fact checking materials against references and provide appropriate notations and queries for the contributor
  • Drafting all newsletters
  • Editing all internal and external communications as needed

 

Requirements

  • Bilingual proficiency in both Turkish and English; clear articulation and thorough knowledge of both languages’ grammar and usage
  • A bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, or Journalism
  • General interest in politics and foreign affairs, especially in relevance to Turkey and its region
  • Strong writing, content editing, and verbal skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of all digital and social media
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines

Application instructions:

Send complete CV and one page cover letter (in English) to (info@turkishpolicy.com). Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 1 January 2018.

Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) is searching for a qualified intern to join the TPQ team for a minimum of 3 months. The selected intern will have the opportunity to take part in the publication process of TPQ’s Winter and Spring 2018 issues and the organization of several events that will take place in the Spring.

Working closely with the editorial staff, the intern will be expected to spend a minimum of three days per week at the TPQ office throughout the duration of their internship.

Depending on the current tasks at hand in the office, the responsibilities and duties of the intern will mainly include providing the office with support in:

  • The journal’s publication process
  • The organization of events
  • Monitoring news and current events
  • Keeping TPQ’s social media platforms active daily
  • Researching contributors for the journal and the blog section
  • Institutional tasks

 

Requirements:

  • Turkish and English fluency
  • General interest in politics and foreign affairs, especially in relevance to Turkey and its region
  • Be a current university student or a recent graduate from a field of Social Sciences, preferably in Political Science, International Relations, Communications, Journalism, or Economics

 

Please send a complete CV and one page cover letter (in English) to info@turkishpolicy.com and use the following subject line: “Application for TPQ Internship.” Applications without the cover letter will not be considered. Closing date for applications is 1 January 2018. Please note that our internships are unpaid.

From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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