About Al-Shabaka

Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network was launched in April 2010 as the first and only independent, transnational Palestinian think tank. We bring together over 200 analysts from across the globe to produce critical policy analysis and craft visions for a liberated, self-determined future. 

Al-Shabaka is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, registered in the State of California as the Middle East Policy Network. We are an entirely remote-based think tank with a core staff of eight team members based in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and the United States. 

About the Position

Al-Shabaka is seeking a full-time commissioning editor. The commissioning editor is an integral part of Al-Shabaka’s staff, and oversees the editorial process of our publications from start to finish. Al-Shabaka publishes an average of twenty pieces every year, in both English and Arabic, with each piece varying in length from 500-3,000 words. While we occasionally contract additional editorial support, the commissioning Editor is primarily responsible for editing all of Al-Shabaka’s analysis. 

The commissioning editor will specifically be responsible for the following functions: 



Strongly Preferred:


This is a full-time and remote-based position. The candidate may be based anywhere that falls within time zones between the US East Coast and the Middle East. Occasional travel for work-related events may be required. Please note that Al-Shabaka cannot offer work/visa sponsorship. 


The gross starting salary for this position is $52,500, non-negotiable.


In addition to a base salary, Al-Shabaka offers its staff flexible scheduling, unlimited paid leave (with a minimum leave of 20 days annual for full time staff), and a subsidy of $5,000 to support health and technology expenses. Efforts to expand institutional support for staff are ongoing, based on available resources.   

To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter, your CV, and 2-3 samples of edited works to [email protected], with “Commissioning Editor” in the subject line. Cover letters and CVs should be provided in English, while at least one edited work must be English; supplemental submissions may also be in Arabic. All documents should be provided in .doc or .docx attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Deadline to apply is June 15, 2023. Interviews will be conducted late June/early July, and shortlisted candidates may be asked to conduct a brief editing exercise during the selection process. This position has an anticipated start date between mid August – mid September 2023.

Al-Shabaka is an equal-opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, or sexual orientation.