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Editor for The Yemen Review

Posted on January 22, 2020
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Salary: Dependent on experience.
Location: World , Yemen
Category: Editing
Type: Full-Time
Working hours: 8 hours per day
Application Deadline: March 6, 2020

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is seeking an editor for its monthly publication, The Yemen Review. The successful candidate will lead the process of transitioning The Yemen Review from an in-house publication of the Center to establish it as an autonomous institution that operates at arm’s length.

The Yemen Review’s precursor publication, Yemen at the UN, was first published in June 2016 and focused on offering readers an overview and assessment of international diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Yemen. The publication’s coverage, access and impact expanded rapidly, leading to a rebranding in August 2018 as The Yemen Review, which today covers diplomatic, economic, political, military, security, humanitarian and human rights developments related to Yemen, and is expanding coverage into energy and environmental issues and regional developments.

The editor of The Yemen Review, in consultation with Sana’a Center senior management, will be expected to develop a vision and roadmap for the publication’s continued evolution into an independent media platform dedicated to serving the public interest of Yemenis through knowledge production that meets the highest editorial standards.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop a vision and multi-year roadmap for the evolution of The Yemen Review.
  • Oversee all Yemen Review staff and all aspects of the production cycle. This will include: leading the publication’s editorial vision, assessing pitches, assigning stories, allocating resources, managing and developing writers, editing all articles and content, overseeing production team (including layout, sub-editing, copy editing, photo editing, graphics, illustrations, and printing), as well as writing articles, editorials and commentaries.


  • Must have significant editorial experience at a media organization.
  • Must have superb editing and writing skills.
  • Must be able to work remotely and travel periodically.
  • Must have strong economic and financial literacy.
  • English/Arabic bilingual candidates will receive preference.

Starting salary:

  • Based on experience, and to be reviewed following a three-month trial period.

For those interested, please email [email protected] with the following:

  • Your CV and cover letter
  • Three professional writing/editing samples.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or age.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. We will contact only those candidates who meet the qualifications and seem like they may be a good fit for our team.

More about the Sana’a Center:

Founded in 2014, the Sana’a Center is one of the few independent research centers that has continued to operate in Yemen throughout the ongoing armed conflict. While the Center maintains cordial relations with all key stakeholders, it has remained fiercely unaligned with any of the belligerent parties. The Sana’a Center has thus maintained a unique positioning and ability to work throughout Yemen and beyond.

The Sana’a Center maintains a strong network across Yemen with access to key political, military and security figures, tribal leaders, the financial sector, economists, journalists, humanitarian actors, civil society and other important stakeholders. The Center has also established a broad network and presence within the international community connecting it to international organizations, diplomatic circles, regional and international policymakers, research centers and global forums.

The Sana’a Center’s reports and researchers are widely quoted in local, regional and international media outlets, while the analysis of the Center’s experts is regularly sought out by local and international stakeholders.

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is an independent think-tank that seeks to foster change through knowledge production with a focus on Yemen and the surrounding region. The Center’s publications and programs, offered in both Arabic and English, cover political, social, economic and security related developments, aiming to impact policy locally, regionally, and internationally.