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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 is celebrating its 75th anniversary year with its print edition, a suite of articles on the digital edition, and special programming.


Applications for open positions are considered on a rolling basis. The Journal is looking to fill these positions as soon as possible.

Should the Google Form not function correctly, a suitable statement of interest along with a resumé sent to [email protected] with the subject line "JIA [Position Title] Application 2022" constitutes a valid application. 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.


Podcast Team - Director

The Journal's ABROADcast team seeks a Podcast Director to lead the podcast team in developing and executing its 2022-2023 vision. Expanding the audience and amplifying the podcasts reach will be part of this strategy. The ideal candidate will have management experience, and a strong understanding of audience growth strategy. Experience with podcasts, media, and international affairs with the ability to execute content initiatives and processes to grow listenership, develop content availability and selection, and drive cross-functional business development are required.

The Podcast Director works with JIA colleagues across Editorial, Podcast, Marketing, and Business Development Teams to collaborate on vision, strategy, and goals through weekly meetings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Capable with audio editing tools
  • Skilled in marketing and processes for audience growth
  • Experience with podcast production
  • Proficient knowledge of podcasts and competitors to ABROADcast
  • Experience with managing and leading a team through ideation and production stages
  • Strong communication skills to convey podcast team perspectives to the rest of JIA
  • Research and solicitation skills
  • Passion and interest in international affairs
  • Student of Columbia University


Availability: Candidates should be available to start team and season development during the Summer of 2022, and should be available to join team lead strategy meetings in-person at the end of August before the start of the Fall Semester.

Podcast Team - Editor

JIA ABROADcast is seeking project editors to help create and produce Season 3 of ABROADcast. Podcast editors with attend weekly meetings, research topics and potential guests, put together season and episode proposals, and potentially assist with audio editing. Candidates interested in hosting should describe their experience and their approach to hosting in their application.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient knowledge of podcasts and competitors to ABROADcast
  • Research and solicitation skills
  • Passion and interest in international affairs
  • Collaborates well with a team
  • Demonstrated experience editing scripts, editing audio, mixing audio, and writing for podcasts


Availability: Candidates should be available to season development during the Summer of 2022 (remote or in-person). Editors generally work up to five hours per week.