Editorial Assistant (Service Contract - 6 months) - full time

Deadline to apply: 
14 May 2018


Main tasks and responsibilities 

  • Review and revise or edit short documents
  • Draft short texts, as needed
  • Assist the Editor in verifying corrections to proofs at progressive stages 
  • Prepare manuscripts for layout
  • Insert proof corrections, using InDesign
  • Liaise with staff from other units, to ensure completeness of manuscripts
  • Liaise with external service providers (copy-editors, proofreaders, etc.)
  • Support the Information Services team with other activities related to publications

Profile and skills

  • University degree in international development, humanities, journalism or related subject, preferably with a Master’s Degree in related subject
  • Native speaker of English 
  • Excellent editing and writing skills are required 
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office is required
  • Familiarity with InDesign is desired
  • Working knowledge of French is desired 
  • Familiarity with the publishing process is a plus
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work, and to demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish excellent working relationships within a multicultural team


Level 4
Mission based in Paris 16
Salary: 3094 euros (gross).

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to recruitment.is@iiep.unesco.org, with the subject line ‘Editorial Assistant’.