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The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is looking for a lead editor to write analytical content and to develop and lead the implementation of an editorial plan for APC, with a focus on websites and newsletters.
The lead editor will ensure that all deliverables are of high quality, vibrant, current and informative to audiences, as well as consistent with APC's advocacy priorities.
Purpose of position: Lead editorial planning and coordination of APC’s website articles, ensuring a consistent and strategic presence of APC's voice, drawing on existing strategic communications plans and APC's advocacy priorities. The position will report to APC’s communications manager and work closely with the communications team members as well as other editorial leads.
Start date: 5 July 2021
Deadline for applications: 14 May 2021
Location: The applicant can work from anywhere as long as they have reliable connectivity. APC provides an equipment allowance and requires staff to use their own computers and office equipment. International and regional travel will be required, depending on the current COVID-19 conditions. APC is a networked organisation with a strong base and orientation towards the global South and privileges this political lens and location in our work.
Remuneration and duration of contract: This is a 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) position on an initial 12-month fixed-term contract, with the possibility of renewal. Contract renewal is dependent on performance (there will be a four-month probation period) and the availability of funding. Remuneration is in the range of USD 45,000 to USD 55,000 per year. Short-listed applicants will receive specific information about the salary range.
Who we are looking for:
You believe in APC's vision and mission and have worked for organisations or networks with similar goals and values.
You have at least six years of demonstrated experience as an online journalist and/or editor-in-chief in the global South (including editorial planning and implementation, as well as writing analytical content).
You are an excellent analytical writer, capable of working with ICT-related technical and policy issues, with the ability to express them in accessible language and adapting content to diverse audiences.
You are excellent in written and verbal English.
You are familiar with and/or understand APC and its advocacy priorities.
You are outstanding at managing competing editorial priorities and able to meet deadlines consistently.
You are proactive, take initiative, and are responsive to email correspondence and requests.
Your have significant experience working in an online virtual/remote environment.
You are available for travel, depending on the current COVID-19 conditions.
You have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team, cross-culturally and across time zones.
Also an advantage:
Working knowledge of Spanish and/or French.
Reporting: The position will report to APC’s communications manager.
Develop and lead the implementation of an editorial plan for APC, with a focus on websites and newsletters, ensuring a consistent and strategic presence of APC's voice and drawing on existing strategic communications plans and APC's advocacy priorities.
Write key content for APC.org (in-depth articles, editorials, interviews, contribute to the development of policy statements).
Provide editorial guidance in the production of APC's newsletters, regular APC.org columns and other types of website-related deliverables for external audiences.
Help to grow and build the capacity of our pool of editors and writers, and develop or update editorial-related guidelines whenever necessary.
Contribute to the development of the organisation's annual report, working closely with the APC communications manager.
Develop and put in place monitoring and evaluation indicators and mechanisms to evaluate the impact of the editorial plan deliverables and produce regular monitoring reports.
Supervise communications staff as necessary.
APC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to ethnicity, colour, religion, sexuality or gender identity, disability or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, development and training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment. APC values people from diverse backgrounds and encourages applications from people from the global South, working to create an open atmosphere of integrity, trust, honesty and respect. We particularly encourage women, trans, gender-queer, non-binary and gender-diverse people to apply.
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) was established by seven founding organisations in 1990 as an international membership-based network working to mobilise emerging electronic information and communication networks for social justice and development. APC celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020.
APC has grown into a respected network with a total of 57 organisational members. APC’s strength comes from the experience, expertise and credibility of the people who make up the network and the organisational culture of feminist values, commitment to human rights, belief in collaboration and respect and care that APC brings to its relationship within the APC community.
Our vision is for people to use and shape the internet and digital technologies to create a just and sustainable world, leading to greater care for ourselves, each other and the earth.
Our mission is to create a just and sustainable world by harnessing the collective power of activists, organisations, excluded groups, communities and social movements, to challenge existing power structures and ensure that the internet is developed and governed as a global public good.
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Thank you for your interest in this position.
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Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.