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Deadline Extended: Call for Applications - Review of Democracy Assistant Editors

The Review of Democracy (RevDem) is happy to announce a new internship opportunity.


The Central European University's Democracy Institute (CEU DI) is a research institute that studies issues related to democratization and re-democratization around the world.  Based in Budapest, Hungary, the CEU DI is embedded in a worldwide network of affiliated academic institutions.  

The Review of Democracy (RevDem) is the online journal of the CEU DI, which publishes articles and podcasts on topics related to democracy around the world. RevDem's main areas of interest include the history of ideas, political economy and inequality, the rule of law, and the relationship between democracy and culture.

Role of the assistant editors: 

RevDem is looking for assistant editors to expand the geographic and sectoral reach. We seek applicants dealing with problems of democracy in the Global South (Africa, South Asia and Latin America). The new assistant editors will work closely with the editors of various RevDem sections and will contribute/produce pieces to be published with topics from their broad geographical region. We are encouraging candidates from Africa, Asia, and South America to submit applications for the present call.   

 Specifically, the assistant editors will be expected to: 

  • Help with transcription of conducted interviews.
  • For native English speakers: help with language checks and copy editing.
  • For those with sound/video editing experience: editing of podcasts and other audio-visual material.
  • Possibility to help organize virtual and physical events.
  • Monitor relevant issues, research trends and new publications related to democracy within their own geographical region and/or research area.
  • Highlight these issues for other staff at RevDem. 
  • In cooperation and under the mentorship of RevDem editors prepare and submit for publication articles, Op-Eds and interviews with relevant subjects. The approach should always be informed, academic, analytical, and critical. 
  • Monitor and occasionally write reviews on relevant and quality publications related to democracy. 
  • Work with the editors, supporting and advising on their work. 

This is a voluntary position with no fixed workload, based on availability. Assistant editors are welcome to participate in the training provided by the CEU Demoracy Institute. Working at RevDem will help candidates to get experience and contribute to the work of an online academic journal, participate at weekly editorial meetings and suggest new content, learn to conduct high-level interviews, work on critical book reviews, and write op-eds. They will also have the possibility to expand their own research interests and geographical expertise and help organize events.  

At the end of the Academic Year 2023-24 the best three interns who have contributed through high quality academic work to RevDem publications (articles, podcasts, Op-Eds) will be awarded (June-July 2024).  

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal assistant editor will be:  

  • Doctoral or post-doctoral students in a field linked to re- and de-democratization/political economy/rule of law/history of ideas/democracy and culture. 
  • Experienced in creating text and audio content for academic and political journals or willing to acquire such skills. 
  • Have a strong understanding of academic research, methodology, stylistic approach and rigorous critique. 
  • Fluent English speaker and writer or a native speaker with experience in language editing 
  • Have basic sound editing skills (in order to help us edit podcasts and other audio-visual material).

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV and a cover letter along with information on what region(s), thematic areas and types of activities are particularly attractive to them to the following

e-mail address: 

Extended application deadline: 22.01.2024