Deputy Editor, IACAPAP Bulletin – Expressions of Interest Sought

Are you interested in disseminating information about child and adolescent mental health issues? Do you have a good command of written English? If yes, this opportunity may be right for you.

The International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) is seeking to appoint two deputy editors to assist the Editor. The initial appointment will be for two years. These are honorary positions and do not attract remuneration.

IACAPAP is a non-governmental organization that advocates for the promotion of mental health and development of children and adolescents through policy, practice and research. It promotes the study, treatment, care and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and disabilities involving children, adolescents and their families. IACAPAP is an umbrella organization whose 63 members are mostly national child and adolescent mental health organisations. IACAPAP emphasizes achieving its mission through collaboration among the professions of child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, social work, paediatrics, public health, nursing, education, social sciences and other relevant disciplines. For more information about IACAPAP, go to

The IACAPAP Bulletin is an electronic magazine published three times per year in English, available at the website. It contains reports on child and adolescent mental health activities world wide, IACAPAP news, research and educational articles. To see recent Bulletins, go to

Apart from supporting the editor and completing the tasks specifically allocated to them, deputy editors will be responsible for news, activities and articles from about half of the world each. This would entail:

  • Liaising with the appropriate correspondents
  • Seeking articles and supporting the professionals writing them, usually non-native English speakers
  • Editing the articles and ensuring that illustrations are available

Applicants should have:

  • A degree in any of the professions involved in child and adolescent mental health (psychology, psychiatry, paediatrics, social work, nursing, speech pathology, etc.)
  • An excellent command of written English
  • Ability to use the internet and electronic communications (all Bulletin-related work is conducted electronically)
  • An interest and, preferably, experience in editing and writing reports in a journalistic style
  • Prior involvement with IACAPAP (e.g. having been a DJ Cohen Fellow), familiarity with desktop publishing, and residing in a non-English speaking country would be an advantage

 If you are interested please send to

  • A letter summarising why you should be appointed (e.g. your interest in the position and how well you meet the qualities listed above)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Name and address of two referees

Closing date for submissions: 30th January 2014