PS21 seeks editor, London, DC chiefs of staff


The Project for Study of the 21st Century is one of the fastest-growing global think tanks around. Launched earlier this year, it has quickly won a reputation for content people read and discussions they remember.

Sometimes iconoclastic, idiosyncratic and ever so slightly feral, it has established itself in the London and DC landscapes and is now building out operations in New York City.

We are currently recruiting volunteers in all three cities. All positions are unpaid and part-time, but perfect for ambitious young persons keen to build contacts, gain experience and establish credibility.

Chiefs of Staff—DC and London

Building on the success of its first year, PS21 is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as Chiefs of Staff for its London and DC chapters. This role will involve working closely with the executive director, board members and global fellows to build on our already-great team and events program. We will also be recruiting deputy chiefs of staff and program officers.

The role will also require a commitment of about 5-8 hours per week.

Primary responsibilities 

  • Recruit, manage and mentor a team of other volunteers and interns
  • Manage an events program including liaising with speakers, venues and partners
  • Liaise with editorial staff on content, social media and event promotion

Qualifications and requirements

This role would suit an ambitious MA or PhD candidate or other young professional. Others also considered. The ideal candidate will have some practical leadership experience, perhaps in a voluntary capacity, and be keen to build those skills and experience further. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work well with others required.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume via email to

Deputy Editor

This person will work with the Editor to manage all aspects of website and blog content. The job is ideal for an undergraduate or graduate student who is looking for experience in journalism or digital publishing. The position will involve occasional meetings if in the DC, NY or London areas, but will largely involve working remotely.

This position will require a commitment of about 5-10 hours per week.

Primary responsibilities 

  • Assist the editor and executive director with website content:
    • Edit and publish articles, reports and other posts on the website a couple of times per week
    • Help schedule and keep track of editorial calendar
    • Keep an eye out for new, interesting writing from our fellows, either on their personal blogs or other media outlets
    • Identify and follow through on prospective writers and partnerships
  • Promote content on PS21 social media accounts
  • Staff PS21 events as needed and availability allows

Qualifications and requirements

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in foreign policy, global trends and/or regional studies; excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills; and the ability to work proactively and independently. Basic knowledge of HTML is helpful but not required.

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample via email to

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