25.07.2014 · Category: Policy Support Components, Regional Policy Support Component

Vacancy: editor

1. Background  
In 2014 the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility produces "Impact Sheets" for SWITCH-Asia grant projects in coordination with the respective project teams. These project-specific publications describe the objective, challenge, targets, activities and prominently the outcomes and results of each project, focusing on the impacts generated in multiple fields including environment, economy and climate, but also addressing cross cutting issues such as poverty and gender. Further, the NF is currently producing the "SWITCH-Asia Magazine" to be launched in 2014. Each issue will focus on a different topic and content will be provided in various formats e.g. feature stories, interviews, case studies by varying authors, including the NF team, under the supervision of the Network Facility.

2. Scope of the assignment 

2.1 - "Impact Sheets": Since content for every publication is provided by different authors and varies in terms of industries covered and activities described, in order to ensure consistent and accurate language, proof reading, editing and revision by a professional editor are required. Each Impact sheet will have up to 6 pages.
2.2 - "SWITCH-Asia Magazine": Due to the specific thematic focus of each issue and a number of authors contributing to its production, professional editing services are requested to ensure that the language used and writing style are accurate and consistent.

3. Number of positions available: One.

4. Location of assignment: Home-based. 

5. Timeframe:
This assignment is expected to be completed between July and December 2014. It estimated that editing of the SWITCH-Asia Magazine will require five working days per issue. (The first issue of the Magazine is expected to be published by end of September.) Editing of the SWITCH-Asia Impact Sheets is estimated to be on-going between August and November and to require one working day for 4 Impact Sheets.

6. Required qualifications and experience: 

1. Native English speaker
2. Proven journalism and editing experience
3. Knowledge of and experience in sustainability-related topics
4. Experience editing EU publications preferred.

7. How to apply
 Interested candidates shall submit:
- CV

- letter of intent and availability

- three samples of relevant work samples 
to Ms Silvia Sartori at silvia.sartori@scp-centre.org by Aug. 6, 2014 COB.