Position Title: Copy-Editor
Salary: 2 900 Euros Net / month + benefits
(salary exempt of French income tax, annual bonus)
Duration: 2 years – Renewable for an unlimited
number of times according to performance
The Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation recognized
by the World Trade Organization as a reference Organisation for
intergovernmental standards concerning zoonoses and the sanitary safety of
international trade in animals and products of animal origin, and is in
charge of improving animal health, veterinary public health and animal
welfare worldwide, as well as transparency of the global animal disease
The Org maintains permanent relations with over 70 international and regional Organisations
and has 12 regional offices around the globe.
will support the work of the Publications Unit in producing high-quality
publications by editing manuscripts to a high standard, providing editorial
guidance, and overseeing the work of freelance service providers. You will work as part of a small team consisting of the Head of the
Unit, the Sales and Marketing Manager, a Secretary/Translator who coordinates
the production of our trilingual magazine and edits the French-language
version, and a Secretary whose primary responsibility is coordinating the
peer-review process for the Scientific and Technical Review.
direct supervision of the Head of the Publications Unit, you will be
responsible for the following:
Editing manuscripts for the Scientific and
Technical Review (text, tables, figures and references) for accuracy,
clarity, consistency and completeness;
Corresponding with authors regarding changes to the
Coordinating the work
assigned to freelancers
Assigning work to freelance copy-editors and proofreaders
and highlighting possible problems;
Following up on assignments to ensure compliance with
Checking work carried out by freelancers
(suggesting additional modifications if necessary, re-contacting the author,
ensuring consistency across all manuscripts).
Assigning DOIs and preparing manuscripts and
figures for the typesetter;
Correcting proofs and liaising with the typesetter
to prepare papers for printing.
Participating in the
development of work processes
Updating the publications style guide;
Identifying and proposing relevant work tools.
Qualifications and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences with at
least three to five years’ experience of writing and/or copy-editing;
A Bachelor’s degree in Literature,
Languages, Journalism, Media or related Social Sciences with at least three
to five years’ experience of writing and/or editing scientific texts;
Professional training in copy-editing and/or
proofreading skills would be an asset;
Experience with editing texts written by
authors for whom English is a second language would be an asset.
English as a first language;
Good knowledge of French;
Excellent written English and editing skills,
including impeccable spelling, grammar and punctuation;
Good knowledge of Word (e.g. templates,
styles, macros, and find & replace using wildcards) as well as PowerPoint
and Excel (for editing figures and graphs);
Strong internet search skills.
following skills would be an asset:
Familiarity with editing tools (e.g. PerfectIt
The ability to read Spanish.
Excellent level of concentration, precision
and attention to detail;
Capacity to work respecting tight deadlines;
Ability to work independently and within a
Good interpersonal and communication skills
and the ability to build good working relationships with authors.
The Org places high value on a
multicultural and positive work environment.
The Org is an equal opportunity employer
and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of
their ethnic origin, gender, opinions or beliefs.
is a full-time position as an international civil servant based at the Org Headquarters in Paris (France) that is available from June 2017.
A CV, together with a cover letter
identifying how you meet the above criteria, should be addressed to the Human
copy to the Head of the Publications Unit, by 4 April 2017 at the latest.
Suitable applicants will be asked to edit a short
piece of writing and a shortlist of candidates will then be invited to attend
an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to
sit another short editing test.
Country of the law under which the contract is placed : France
Working time: Full-time
Position Location : 75017 Paris 17 Batignolles-Monceau fr
Duration 2 ans
Salary: 2900.00 EUR
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