International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Recruits Website Editor

Posted on Wed 24th Mar, 2010 - --- (0 comments)

Project Description:

About IFES:

IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building
of democratic societies. IFES provides targeted technical assistance to strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

IFES is proposing a capacity-building program in support of the professionalisation of Nigeria’s electoral process in the run-up to the next Presidential elections, building upon our work in Nigeria between 1998 - 2009.

Job Title: Website Editor
Location: Various
Division: Program Management
Status: International Full Time

Project Description:
Support IFES’ MENA department through editing and writing (and other duties as required to support MENA’s objectives). This position is contingent upon funding from the donor.
Job Responsibilities:
• Publishing website content
• Selecting the important news topics of the day and distributing them among website’s reporters and writers
• Choosing proper headlines for the produced contents and monitoring the quality of the content
• Making sure the website is up to date and on top of the news
• Coordinating website’s personnel in designated shifts and distributing news coverage responsibilities
• BA from an accredited college or university; 3+ years of relevant work experience; MA preferred
• Excellent writing/editing/organizational skills
• Strong grammar and copyediting skills (ability to edit for clarity, accuracy and limited space)
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products and their applications
• Fluency in regional language and experience writing and editing in regional language
• Knowledge of political, social and cultural issues in Middle East
• Knowledge of BBC style a plus
• Knowledge of online publication including Expression Engine
• Previous management experience preferred

Preferred Attributes:
• Highly motivated, with the ability to prioritize and see projects to completion
• Self-starter who can identify areas of need where he/she can contribute given his/her unique skill set
• Ability to work independently as well as actively contribute to a team effort
• Capable of adapting to rapidly changing needs in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines
• Proven ability to handle stress with a positive customer-centric attitude
• Detail-oriented with a commitment to customer service
• Demonstrated experience editing and writing articles (editing test is required, writing samples a plus)

Application Deadline
7th April, 2010

How To Apply Click Here To Apply Online