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Current staff vacancies at the World Council of Churches
FileAssistant Editor for WCC Publications at 100%
Working with the publisher and the senior editor, the assistant editor will manage the production phases of twenty books, ten issues of WCC journals, and approximately six programme report booklets per year. Specific responsibilities: 1. Coordinate with freelance copyeditors, typesetters, proof-readers, cover designers, and authors to ensure timely and quality pre-press operations 2. Supervise and review copyediting, typesetting, and proofreading of book and journal projects 3. Copyedit and proofread books, journal issues, reports and brochures for conformity to WCC Style Guide 4. Maintain electronic archive of WCC printer files 5. Support publisher and senior editor in implementing WCCP strategic plan and seasonal publishing programme 6. Support seasonal marketing, distribution and fulfilment of WCC Publications. 7. Write and/or edit marketing copy, catalogue copy, flyers, brochures for WCC Publications and other WCC-related pieces, in conjunction with Communications project assistant 8. Coordinate WCCP events, such as author signings, book launches, discussion forums 9. Design and typeset project texts and covers, as schedule allows Qualifications and special requirements: Experience: Two to three years of editorial and project or production management experience, particularly in books and journal publishing. Education: University degree (bachelors / masters or equivalent) in communications, theology, or related field. Competencies: - Professional editorial and writing skills, familiarity with publishing processes, interest or background in theology or related disciplines. - Sensitivity to the multicultural and multi-confessional settings of a Christian faith-based organization. - Independent working style, organized, flexible. Language skills: English as mother tongue. At least one other of the WCC official languages (French, German, Spanish) an asset. Deadline for applications: 31 May 2015 Applications (up-dated CV, motivation letter, work certificate or letter of reference) are to be returned to: Human Resources Department,
File (translatable)Application form
Please send your duly filled application, with reference to the open position, to the Human Resources Office at Human Resources Office World Council of Churches P.O. Box 2100 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland e-mail:
How to apply for a WCC staff vacancy

Complete application dossiers (curriculum vitae, motivation letter, application form, copies of diplomas and recommendation letters) are to be sent by email to recruitment[at] (preferred option) or by paper mail to:

Human Resources Office
World Council of Churches
P.O. Box 2100
1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland

When filling vacancies the World Council of Churches takes into account regional, confessional, gender and racial balance to the extent possible. However, competence for the job will take precedence.