Oxford Business Law Blog – Associate Editor
The Oxford Business Law Blog
The Oxford Business Law Blog (OBLB) was launched in March 2016 as part of the Oxford Business Law Hub. Since its launch the OBLB has grown fast, its high quality and cutting edge content rapidly attracting a wide readership. To date the blog has published more than 850 posts that have attracted 260,000 unique page views from readers across 180 countries.
The OBLB is run by a team of academic editors (Luca Enriques, Horst Eidenmüller, Jennifer Payne, and Kristin van Zwieten), and postgraduate associate editors. One new associate editor is needed to join this team.
The core duties of OBLB associate editors are:
• soliciting blog content and corresponding with authors;
• reviewing and editing content;
• publishing content;
• managing the OBLB’s social media presence.
Associate editors are also involved in developing OBLB strategy, for example around website design, building our readership base, etc.
Duration and hours
Work is to start as soon as possible and will run until the end of June 2018. The hours are expected to be a maximum of five per week, but will vary from week to week. The research assistant will need to be based in Oxford during term time.
The post will report to Horst Eidenmüller, Luca Enriques, Jennifer Payne, and Kristin van Zwieten.
Applicants should have a background in law, preferably corporate or commercial law. They must also have excellent (English) writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to speedily identify and correct errors when editing content. Associate editors work collaboratively with each other and the OBLB’s academic editors, so the ability to work effectively in a team is also essential.
Experience of using Drupal or some other Content Management Systems would be an advantage but is not crucial as training will be available.
This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty, as well as other applicants. Students on taught courses (undergraduate or postgraduate) should not apply. The hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students. See below for guidance on student working hours.
Rate of Pay
The pay will be at the standard research assistant rate of £14.80/hour plus holiday pay of £2.53 = total of £17.33/hour. It is envisaged that the work will be, on average, about 5 hours per week. The research assistant will be expected to keep a record of hours worked, and will not be expected to work more than this number of hours averaged out over the period of appointment.
This post is funded by sponsorship provided by Travers Smith.
How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to Horst Eidenmüller (firstname.lastname@example.org), Luca Enriques (email@example.com), Jennifer Payne (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kristin van Zwieten (email@example.com) by 20 November 2017. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability between now and the end of June 2018.
Supervisors may be asked for a reference.
Guidelines for Faculty members / line managers
Graduate Studies Committee agreed in Michaelmas Term 2013 the following guidelines and stipulations which were endorsed by the Law Faculty Board the same term.
BCL/MJur students are not permitted to undertake paid work of any kind for the Faculty, and are advised against undertaking paid work offered from any other source as well.
PRS, MPhil, and MSt students are not permitted to undertake teaching for the Faculty but can undertake up to eight hours’ paid work per week and can be employed by the Faculty up to that limit for work other than teaching.
DPhil students can undertake up to eight hours’ paid work of any kind (including teaching) per week and can be employed by the Faculty up to that limit.