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United States of America: Communications Editor

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 17 Jul 2017

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 50 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of approximately $174 million.

We are seeking a D.C.-based Communications Editor who will work closely with the VP of Internal Communications to facilitate coordinated, consistent, flexible, and high quality editing of key publications and donor deliverables within the institution. This person will monitor current and upcoming internal editing requests by tracking progress, anticipating difficulties, and orchestrating solutions that cut across different operating and technical units of the organization. This position will promote adherence to ACDI/VOCA’s style guide and provide editorial advice to internal writing teams as needed.

Primary activities include but are not limited to: edit and provide quality assurance for donor deliverables, manuals, and CVs; liaise regularly with technical and support units; monitor team editing schedule; ensure proper use of templates, and provide guidance for various proposals and donor deliverables; ensure outgoing project documents are complete and accurate by providing guidance for correct procedural completion; ensure timely submission to donors, partners, and internal clients; and edit proposals and help identify or develop capable alternate editors as necessary.

In addition, this position will support field teams and promote improved project communications by liaising with field staff, offering editing and writing support, and developing communications strategies. The Communications Editor will develop and operationalize staff communication initiatives and learning opportunities. This person will also collaborate with the Communications & Outreach team and a variety of staff on various internal newsletters, reworking and editing content as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications require a Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or other related field, with a minimum of five years of experience in writing, editing, publications management, and communications strategies. Candidates must demonstrate a knowledge or interest in learning about international development. Demonstrated competency of proposal writing and editing, especially in the context of USAID contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements preferred. Effective marketing and outreach skills desired. Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and AP Style Guide required. Strong collaboration skills and flexibility to navigate changing deadlines required.

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