ILRI Consultancy - Freelance Editor Jobs

ILRI Consultancy - Freelance Editor Jobs


Background

  • ILRI publishes its research outputs using substantive documents such as reports, manuals and journal articles; and shorter publications such as briefs and blogs. ILRI is therefore inviting prospective consultants to submit applications and register to ILRI’s roster of editors.

    Scope of work

  • The Consultant will support the publishing unit; review, edit and quality assure the publications; work closely and effectively with concerned staff to ensure timely submission of high quality and compelling publications. More specifically the consultant will work with the publishing unit and other relevant internal teams to:

  • Provide editing and proofreading services for communication materials ranging from complex publications to substantive technical documents based on the ILRI style guide.

  • Support the writing and rewriting of content based on information provided by ILRI.

  • Review and revise content for completeness, accuracy and quality, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, consistency of language and syntax.

  • Provide recommendations on structure and composition.

  • Selected consultants will be awarded a maximum of 40 working days per annum at an agreed daily fee. The days will be drawn on a need by need basis and the agreement will clearly state that the actual number of days will vary depending on program needs.

    Essential Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • An advanced degree in communication, public relations, journalism, marketing, or another field relevant to this assignment.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in editing, preferably for agricultural development-related initiatives in East, Southern and West Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

  • Extensive experience working with technical content, preferably in livestock, bioscience, agriculture and natural resource research.

  • Experience working closely with technical and nontechnical teams.

  • Proficiency in English.

  • Excellent grammar and punctuation.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work autonomously.

  • Planning and organizational skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

    How to apply:

  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Consultancy - Freelance Editor Jobs

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