Science editor

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UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

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Contract

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Result of Service

High-quality written publications to promote and support environmental issues and discourse.

Work Location

Remote

Expected duration

6 months

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UN Environment's mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UN Environment Programme's Communications Division communicates UNEP's core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UNEP worldwide. Duties and Responsibilities UNEP's Communication Division is looking for a dynamic self-starter as science editor. Under the supervision of the Head Writer, and working closely with the Head of Publishing, Lead Publications Editor, publication managers/authors, the science editor will be responsible for the effective and efficient performance of the following duties: • Provide science editing services for UNEP publications as assigned, including structural edits • Provide copy-editing services to publication from UNEP divisions and offices, including from Executive Office and Office of the Chief Scientist on climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste, including structural edits. • Support updates of the key message guide and produce launch assets including key messages for policymakers, copy for social media assets, video scripts and press releases.

Qualifications/special skills

First level University degree in journalism, communication, social sciences or other related field is required. Minimum of five years of working experience in scientific editing, technical writing, proofreading, and publishing is required. Experience with editorial practices and documentation procedures of UNEP or comparable international organizations is desired. Experience in a field related to the environment, sustainable development, and science is an added advantage.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Excellent command of advanced and technical English language, scientific terminologies and conventions, editorial principles, and great attention to detail and accuracy, is required.

Additional Information

Not available.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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