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Harvard University Senior Editor, Misinformation in Cambridge, Massachusetts

64646BRAuto req ID:64646BRJob Code:CM0057 Writer III Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Senior Editor, Misinformation ReviewSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in any field in a field relevant to the journal scope (political science, communication science, STS, information science, etc.)

  • Minimum of two years of prior editorial experience.

  • Demonstrated Knowledge of the misinformation research landscape, as well as issue sand debates in the misinformation space more broadly.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience with academic editing, a strong knowledge of APA (7th edition strongly preferred), and great attention to detail.

  • Familiarity with scholarly communication tools and software, and research databases such as Google Scholar, Web of Science and DOAJ.

  • Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally.

  • Ability to effectively make presentations to internal/external groups as well as communicate clearly to nonscientific stakeholders (e. g., authors, editors, reviewers, and HKS staff).

  • Ability to manage time to meet deadlines and work professionally under pressure.

  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects and effectively multi-task.

  • Experience and skills in the research/solicitation and analysis of manuscripts.

  • Deep knowledge of the scholarly publishing landscape and familiarity with different research infrastructures.

  • Previous project and people management experience strongly preferred.

  • Editorial experience in higher education a plus.

Additional Information: This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending two years from date of hire, with possibility of renewal.

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We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide visa sponsorship.

Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.

Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.

This is a hybrid position based on our campus in Cambridge, MA. As a campus-based institution, we place a high value on the in-person experience, cross-team collaboration, and strong community building in order to create a vibrant campus for our students, faculty, staff, and research fellows. The position is required to work in-person on campus a minimum of three days per week during the academic year. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Salary Range: $74,200 - $126,200

Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity.

Department:Shorenstein Center on the Media, Politics and Public PolicyPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Communications Position Description:

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • The Senior Editor is responsible for reviewing all content, articles, and media for accuracy and appropriateness. She enforces editorial guidelines and standards with reviewers and authors. 

  • Responsible for training the reviewers, assigning papers to the reviewers and to the editors, supervising the entire peer-review process, and, in collaboration with the Editorial Committee, for taking final decisions over publication or rejection.   

  • In collaboration with the Director, manages the budget of the journal, from honoraria to advertising to staff travel. This includes finding new and innovative ways to utilize funding to gain a broader readership and drawing up budget proposals. 

  • Actively involved in fundraising efforts and responsible for preparing funder updates and reports, and delivering them on schedule.

  • Develops and reinforces indexing, preservation and archiving policies, ensuring they align with best practices in academic publishing, research communications and OA.

  • Acts as the publication’s representative at conferences and other public events. 

  • Responsible for managing and mentoring the Managing Editor, the Communications Manager, and all interns and temporary ​​staff.

School/Unit:Harvard Kennedy School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary: The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review seeks a Senior Editor to join our team. The HKS Misinformation Review is an interdisciplinary, open access platform where journalists, technologists, policy makers, and educators can connect with timely, peer-reviewed research about misinformation. We publish empirical research on misinformation from all fields – quantitative and qualitative – and encourage submissions that define misinformation in all its variations, estimate its prevalence and impact, document media manipulation tactics, evaluate interventions (including education, content moderation, debunking, and regulations), and culturally and historically situate the institutions that define the media ecosystem today. 

The Senior Editor for the HKS Misinformation Review, supervises all activities related to the HKS Misinformation Review, with the aim to build the community of researchers in the field, drive publications to fully represent the research activity of the community, and build the quality and reputation of the field. They provide intellectual leadership and oversee all aspects of the editorial process from manuscript submission to final publication. They oversee the Editorial Committee and are responsible for managing and mentoring all sub editors and editorial interns. The Senior Editor is expected to participate in defining and adjusting the journal’s evolving mission and to understand and adapt to the changing needs of the misinformation community. A PhD in a field relevant to the journal scope (e.g., political science, information science, computational social science) is expected, as is significant editorial and managerial experience.

We value and are committed to building a diverse community and strongly encourage candidates who can demonstrate through their professional career or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Harvard Kennedy School’s Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism

At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership—because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.

Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School’s commitment to Diversity Equity, and Anti-Racism. ( Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-SC1Work Format Details:This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.