English-speaking Senior Editor

IPU, Geneva, Switzerland

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st August, 2020

Job Description

Organizational framework and reporting relationships : The Senior Editor (English), who reports to the Director of the Member Parliaments Division, ensures that the editing of documents drafted in English and the translation of documents into English are carried out on time, including if necessary by external collaborators, and guarantees their consistency.

Responsibilities : Principal Reviewer (English):

  • Translates political, legal and administrative texts into self-revision, mainly from French (and another official United Nations language, preferably Spanish) into English, ensuring that a version equivalent to the original text in terms precision and style;
  •  Revise translations performed by external English translators as required;
  •  Ensures the editing of documents drafted by colleagues and Members, while ensuring respect for style and consistency;
  •  Writes the minutes in order to produce the summary records of statutory meetings of the IPU such as those of the Executive Committee;
  •  Collaborates in the writing of speeches on various subjects for the President and Secretary General of the IPU;
  •  Coordinates tasks with the Principal French Reviser and other services of the Secretariat within the framework of established priorities;
  •  Maintains a list of qualified freelance translators, most often working in self-revision; gives them work, controls once it is completed and receives their invoices for payment;
  •  Supervises and assists temporary staff attached to the Service during Assemblies and other IPU meetings and transmits instructions on IPU procedures, practices and terminology as required;
  •  Coordinates all inquiries to the English section on an ongoing basis;
  •  Contributes to the establishment of policies relating to the Language Service and linguistic matters;
  •  Performs various administrative tasks such as recruiting temporary staff and processing invoices;
  •  Coordinates a small team for the Language Service;
  •  Performs other duties related to the role and responsibilities of his position.

Source: https://www.ipu.org/work-with-ipu/vacancies/2020-07/senior-english-reviser-language-services-grade-p4

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