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Federal Work Study / Student Assistant II / Editorial Assistant, Social Research

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Please bring cover letter, resume, writing samples, and a copy of your Federal Work Study award letter (if applicable) to the Social Research office, 80 Fifth Avenue, Room 715, attn. Cara Schlesinger.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Availability:

Work Hours: 10-15 hours per week

Position Title: Federal Work Study / Student Assistant II / Editorial Assistant, Social Research
Requisition Number: 0406071796
Location New York City
Position Type: Student
Department: NSSR/Social Research Journal

Student assistant sought to work for Social Research: An International Quarterly, the journal of the New School for Social Research, published continuously since 1934.The editorial assistant will support the managing editor on all administrative tasks performed at the editorial office of an academic journal: research and correspondence related to marketing and promotion campaigns; maintaining the journal’s online presence; proofreading and formatting manuscripts; sales at Social Research events; customer service in support of circulation, permissions, and other matters; research on the development of new issue and conference themes; tracking inventory; filing and mailing; and other projects as needed.

This is a responsible, year-round job. Candidates should be prepared to work 10-15 hours per week during the summer as well as the academic year.

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong writing and proofreading skills (please include a writing sample with your cover letter and resume)
*Familiarity with Microsoft office suite and Google apps
*At least one year of office experience
*Good sense of organization and ability to juggle multiple priorities
*Editorial experience is not required. The right candidate is one willing to learn; we are happy to train the right candidate.

Preferred Qualifications:

We prefer students with at least two years of study left before graduation, as we are interested in hiring and training people who will grow into the job and take on increasing responsibility.

Job Family: New School for Social Research
Posting Date: 08/25/2015
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current registered matriculating student of The New School?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you currently have a federal work study award? If yes, please select the amount.
    • No
    • 3000

Optional & Required Applicant Documents:

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Federal Work Study award letter
  4. Other Document 1
Optional Documents