Russian Speaking Deputy Editor in Oxford OX1

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Company/Name: University of Oxford.

Location: Oxford OX1.

Job Type: Full Time.

Specialism: Other.


Internationally renowned publication Forced Migration Review (FMR) seeks an experienced Deputy Editor.
Based at the Oxford Department of International Development, FMR ( is published by the Refugee Studies Centre online and in print in several languages including English, Arabic, French and Spanish, and this year Ukrainian and Russian. The Deputy Editor will work closely with the Managing Editor on editing, production, promotion and fundraising to ensure FMR maintains its position as one of the leading publications globally in the field of Forced Migration. Over the coming year, the team will be implementing a dynamic new digital strategy while continuing to publish high-quality issues of FMR on themes such as ‘Ukraine: insights and implications’ and ‘Digital disruption and displacement’, with shorter features on ‘Mobilising for rights in the MENA region’ and ‘Japan: responding to global displacement’.
Applicants should have a degree or equivalent (preferably in the social sciences) and should have excellent editing and writing skills in English, including writing for non-English speaking audiences and for use on digital platforms. Strong project management and organisational skills are key to the role. They should have knowledge and experience of forced migration/development issues. Excellent proof-reading skills and an eye for detail across all aspects of the role are essential. Proficiency in Spanish, French and/or Arabic would be an advantage.
At ODID we embrace and cherish our differences, and endeavour to be considerate and welcoming of all. You are most welcome at ODID, without the need to hide any part of who you are. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these affect us, and those around us, personally and professionally. We hold an Athena Swan bronze award in recognition of our efforts to introduce organisational and cultural changes which promote equality, cherish diversity and create a better working environment for all. We are also taking active steps to promote race equality and reduce the risk of bias and discrimination. We work together to enrich, fortify and grow our community and dedicate our combined efforts to teaching and research to increase our impact and influence in development debates at the national and global level. We encourage all eligible candidates to apply for our vacancies and join us in pursuing our goals.
This post is offered full-time (with the possibility of 0.8 FTE for the right candidate) and fixed-term for one year. Some remote working will be considered, with a minimum of three days a week in the Oxford office (if full-time) with flexibility to be present on other days when needed.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12 midday on Wednesday 8 March 2023 can be considered.
Please note that FMR is also recruiting for a Managing Editor (Maternity Cover). You can access the details for this recruitment, including information on how to apply here . If you are interested in both posts, please complete two separate applications.


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