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Columbia University's Journal of International Affairs, established in 1947, is the School of International and Public Affairs' flagship academic publication. Our editorial board is entirely student run. We produce and publish single-theme print issues containing peer-reviewed academic essays and detailed analysis, as well as a digital edition with articles covering a wide spectrum of topics, podcast episodes, and periodic newsletters. Past print issues have featured Nobel laureates, heads of state, and leading scholars and practitioners in the fields of international affairs and public policy. In 2022, the Journal celebrated its 75th anniversary year with its print edition, a suite of articles on the digital edition, and special programming.


The Journal is currently looking to fill the position of Webmaster to manage content on the site. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Minimum Requirements
  • Current student at Columbia University (any school, but for executive positions, SIPA is preferred)

  • 5 hours of availability per week (non-executive positions); 10 hours of availability per week (executive position)

Please email a statement of interest along with a resumé  to [email protected] with the subject line "JIA Webmaster Application 2023." Feel free to email any questions at [email protected]. All positions are open to students of any year and background, with preferred qualifications stated in individual position descriptions. All staff currently serve on a volunteer basis.


The Journal's webmaster assists the editorial board in managing and maintaining the Journal's website, and completing the Journal's transition to its new site. The webmaster is expected to be the expert in the new Drupal platform and to support the editorial board in troubleshooting the site's tools. The webmaster is expected to advise the editorial team on tips and tricks to maintain consistency and quality in posting content.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Skilled in Drupal site management
  • Experience in working with organizations or teams on their web presence
  • Passion and interest in international affairs
  • Experience in undergraduate or other school journal/masthead preferred

Availability: Candidates should be available for up to five hours per week. Candidates should be available starting immediately.