Libertas is looking for a new Editorial Team!

We are really proud of the work that has been done by our fantastic Editorial Team of 2023 and the brilliant articles that have been submitted by LYMEC Members through spontaneous contributions. Now, we are looking to recruit a new team, to take up their roles from beginning of March 2024.


Editorial Team:


As an Editor, you will be expected to attend regular meetings (at least once per month) and to take an active role in sharing and promoting Libertas both within LYMEC and beyond.

In addition to this, you may be asked to perform other tasks by the Editor in Chief, such as proofreading and editing, reaching out to MOs and interview subjects, and taking on responsibility for a particular subject portfolio. Extra tasks will depend on your background and abilities - you will have a chance to shape your own role!

You do not need prior experience in order to apply, but you must be a Member (including IMS) of LYMEC, and you must be confident in your level of written English.


Editor in Chief:


The Editorial Team needs a leader, and that leader could be you! For this role, we would expect a time commitment of at least 2 hours per week, although you will have some flexibility to shape the role. Your duties will include:

  • Chairing monthly meetings of the Editorial Team and supervising their work

  • Proofreading and editing articles, and working closely with the Policy Officer to ensure that articles comply broadly with the Policy Book

  • Liaising with the Bureau about the wider management of Libertas

  • Liaising with the Secretariat to ensure publication of articles on the LYMEC website and social media

You do not need to have previously been a member of the Editorial Team, but you must be a Member (including IMS) of LYMEC, with an excellent standard of written English and ideally some experience in the areas mentioned above (writing, managing team meetings, and/or editing and proofreading). 

Although the position of Editor in Chief is not an elected Bureau position, it is still a highly visible role within LYMEC, as it involves handling potentially sensitive data and information. Responsibility and discretion are therefore important parts of the role. 


Why should I apply? 


Getting involved with Libertas will give you a chance to shape the future of the publication. As an Editor, you will have the opportunity to improve your writing, editing, and communication skills in English. As Editor in Chief, you will have the chance to take on responsibility for the whole magazine. You will develop your editing and proofreading skills and you will broaden your expertise over a wide range of European policy areas. 


What are we looking for?


Most of all, we are looking for enthusiasm. Libertas is an important part of LYMEC, and we are always looking for ways to improve it. Commitment is also important, especially for the Editor role - you should be prepared to work closely with the team and to take your role seriously. You do not need to be a native English speaker, but you must be confident in using English to communicate. 


How should I apply?


Please fill out the following Google Form before Tuesday, 27 February 2024, at 14h00 pm CET (Brussels Time)!

In the form, if you tick the box indicating that you wish to be considered for the position of Editor in Chief, we will contact you separately with more information.

Please be aware that there are a limited number of positions available, so we cannot guarantee that you will be successful in this application. If you are unsuccessful in your application for Editor, you will still be welcome to contribute to Libertas whenever you choose!

If you have any questions, please contact Chiara Liguori ([email protected]) and Laia Comerma ([email protected]). We look forward to hearing from you!

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