Public Justice Review Editor

RFP Due Date: February 11, 2019
Editor, Public Justice Review

Background Public Justice Review is the flagship publication of The Center for Public Justice (CPJ), and its ongoing voice in the larger conversation on faith and political life. Its purpose is to inspire citizens with a vision for public justice and God’s good purposes for their political communities. CPJ publishes six volumes of Public Justice Review throughout the year, online and in print, with each volume comprising five to seven articles.

The contract editor can expect a time commitment of 8 hours a week, up to 35 hours a month, and an annual stipend of $12,000, paid in monthly installments.

A commitment to Christ in all that we do is essential to the fulfillment of CPJ’s mission, therefore any contractor should demonstrate their faith commitment in practice and be able to explain how they envision their faith connecting with their role at CPJ.

The Center for Public Justice is a nonpartisan, Christian civic education and public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to equip citizens, develop leaders, and shape policy from a principled pluralist perspective.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan content for each issue of Public Justice Review, in consultation with CPJ staff.

  • Solicit writers and contributing editors for specific volumes and articles.

  • Manage review process of articles among a number of readers.

  • Edit each article for content, style, grammar, and punctuation.

  • Generate article summaries and promotional language for each series.

  • Review print proofs in advance of publication.

  • Manage the invoicing and payment process for writers, with help of Operations Manager.

Selection Criteria:

  • Have a personal, demonstrable and active commitment to Christ, and to CPJ’s mission.

  • Have a demonstrable commitment to stewardship of internal organizational information.

  • Demonstrated editing experience; familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style preferred.

  • High attention to detail, ability to set and meet deadlines and work independently.

  • Flexibility to shift work hours throughout the week to accommodate writers and publication needs.

  • Ability to communicate feedback from multiple reviewers to writers with diplomacy and tact.

  • Availability for regular consultations with CPJ staff by phone or in person.

  • Familiarity with Christian academic and publishing community a plus.

Proposal Process:

Proposals should include the following materials:

  • A brief 2-3 page proposal describing:

    • The consultant’s interest in and qualifications for the project.

    • A short narrative describing how the consultant proposes to accomplish the project’s objectives.

  • A professional resume or C.V.

  • The names of three references with contact information including relationship, address, email address, and telephone numbers. At least two professional references and one character reference who can speak to the candidate’s spiritual maturity are preferred.

The deadline for proposal submission is COB on February 11.

Following submission of all proposals, finalists will be contacted for a follow-up interview.

No paper applications or phone calls please.

Please send proposal materials to: Oliver Mead at hr@cpjustice.org.