The International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA), a non-profit organization, seeks a copyeditor for freelance contract work on its three scholarly publication projects: JIQSA (annual journal), ISIQ (monograph series), RQR (monthly review of books). This is a deadline-driven position with overlapping seasonal workflows where diverse specialized texts require detailed technical editing in short turnaround times. Work is remote-desk and may be performed from any geographical location in the United States. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys high-performance work and is looking to join a collaborative team of scholars in a dynamic professional field.
Position will report directly to Head Editor of JIQSA, but will also collaborate with other members of IQSA’s editorial and executive teams as appropriate.
Position open until filled.
check texts to ensure they are well written and logically structured
correct grammar and spelling
check illustrations and captions
ensure texts conform to JIQSA Style Guide
check facts and raise queries with Head Editor
look out for potential legal problems and discuss them with the Head Editor
other duties as assigned
Education: B.A. in English, journalism, Near Eastern languages, or other relevant field in the liberal arts, humanities or social sciences
excellent written English, including proper spelling and grammar
working knowledge of classical Arabic and relevant systems of transliteration
a meticulous approach to texts and an eye for detail
the ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines
strong concentration and ability to focus on texts that may be lengthy and highly technical
clear judgement in applying house style
the ability to retain authors’ voices after editing
excellent collaboration skills
M.A. or graduate study in relevant field
specialist interest in Qur’anic Studies or related disciplines
working knowledge of additional foreign languages (esp. Persian, Hebrew, Syriac, Greek, German, or French)
Contract may be negotiated as hourly or by project; rate commensurate with qualifications and experience
The International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA), a nonprofit organization, currently has a part-time job opening for an Executive Assistant which needs to be filled at once. The position requires about 10 hours per week and pay is $15 per hour. He/she will report directly to the Executive Director, but also work over e-mail/phone with colleagues located remotely. The work can be done from any geographic location in the Unites States, with preference given to candidates in Houston or Atlanta. The candidate will preferably be a recent graduate or graduate student in the fields of humanities, liberal arts or social sciences with editorial experience and some knowledge of non-profits. Candidate must show attention to detail, have a can-do attitude and a professional communication style. Foreign language experience is strongly desired.
The required duties are listed below and can all be performed remotely/from home.
Manage the weekly blog
Maintain and update WordPress website and membership website
Update organization’s social media (Facebook and Twitter pages)
Setup conference calls using online system
Manage email inquiries sent to organization’s email address
Moderate online discussion group daily
Manage master contact list
Administer and manage membership software
Draft and send emails to all the organization’s members and contacts
Assist in preparations for organization’s annual and international meetings
Edit and format the annual meeting program book using the style guide
Contact Publishers and sell advertisement space
Coordinate communications between Council, Executive Director, and committees
Coordinate and manage payments, reimbursements, and expense sheets
Organize and archive documents
Other organizational, managerial, and editorial tasks as needed
Research best practices to assist in administration’s communication and planning
Seek out relevant news, research and conferences in Qur’anic Studies
Bachelors degree in Humanities, Social Science or related field.
Masters degree or graduate study preferred
Working knowledge of foreign languages and text (Arabic, Persian, Syriac, Hebrew, French or German) is a major plus!
Interested candidates should send a CV and 1 page cover letter to Dr. Emran El-Badawi (firstname.lastname@example.org).