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EDITOR

JOB TITLE: EDITOR

REPORTING TO: New Developments Co-ordinator

JOB PURPOSE: The Editor will help develop GPR Editing Guidelines and edit materials in accordance with these Guidelines.

SALARY: Volunteer

BENEFITS: This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills. You will be part and exposed to a fast-growing network of ambitious dedicated professionals.

 

ABOUT GLOBAL POLICY REVIEW

As a brainchild of International Women’s Initiative (IWI) and a successor to Global Legal Review, Global Policy Review was established as a means to further aid women seeking answers and change to their circumstances. We are a team of dedicated and passionate remotely-based volunteers, striving towards our common vision of equality and gender justice.


Our work predominantly focuses on raising awareness of women’s rights issues across the globe through policy and legal research, reports and lobbying efforts. We aim to not only educate the international community on the status of women’s rights abuse through our research and lobbying efforts, but also to empower and support those women who wish to seek justice and accountability through governance and legal mechanisms.

 

The dynamic New Developments Division will track and report on new laws and policies being brought into force, as well as their direct and indirect implications on women’s rights and gender equality. 

PERFORMED REMOTELY

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reporting to the New Developments Co-ordinator of the Global Policy Review, you will help develop GPR editing Guidelines.

  • You will read, evaluate and edit material for grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors, style consistency and accessibility to readers, in accordance with GPR Guidelines and expectations. This material will subsequently be uploaded to the GPR media platform as well as distributed to relevant governmental bodies, NGOs etc., in line with GPR advocacy and lobbying activities.

  • Liaise with relevant Reporters and Editors to resolve queries/questions regarding material.

  • Create GPR templates, format articles and reports in accordance with these and support the reporters in adhering to the appropriate referencing style.

  • Liaise with a team of Reporters and Editors to ensure a positive, proactive and supportive team dynamic, centered on open dialogue.

  • Work according to the team schedule to ensure the timely delivery of our objectives and a consistently high-quality output.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum academic qualification: undergraduate degree in English Language, Literature or a related Human Rights/Law discipline.

  • 2+ years’ experience in an editing/proofreading/copy editing role.

  • Highly proficient in the written English language.

  • Experience in using Microsoft Office proficiently to edit content, source references and conduct plagiarism checks.

  • Passionate about women’s rights and gender equality.

  • Attention to detail and ability to work within strict, often conflicting, deadlines.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, and also work on own initiative.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Able to provide a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week

 

INFORMATION

To apply, please forward a CV (max. 3 Pages) and cover letter detailing your relevant experience, reasons for applying and availability