Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Green European Journal

  • Company: Green European Foundation
  • Job Location Belgium - Brussels
  • Date: January 27, 2023 14:47
  • Employment Type: Any
  • Experience: medior
  • Job Functions: Writing / Editing
Job summary

About the role of the Deputy Editor-in-Chief

The Deputy Editor-in-Chief supports the Editor-in-Chief in the production and development of the Green
European Journal (both its online and print editions). The Deputy Editor-in-Chief plays a key role in
managing and editorial processes and work across the journal team. They work to ensure the quality of
the journal’s content, expand its readership, and generally develop the publication.
A special emphasis is placed on editorial excellence and judgement (clear feedback with authors on
content and form, precise copyediting and proofreading, and fresh and timely ideas for commissioning),
effective coordination (coordinating editorial workflows, implementing the publishing calendar, and
overseeing editorial work), and strong networking skills (developing and maintaining relations with
partner publications).

The Deputy Editor-in-Chief is supervised by the Editor-in-Chief and works alongside other members of the
journal team and in good cooperation with the rest of the Green European Foundation team.

Main responsibilities and tasks:

✓ Editing engaging articles and interviews and liaising with contributors
✓ Coordinating editorial process, workflows and calendar for both the online journal and print
✓ Developing and maintaining cooperation with other publications and partners
✓ Bringing ideas for articles and commissioning contributions
✓ Support to budget oversight and management
✓ Developing concepts for events and debates
✓ Overseeing contacts with service providers and tenders
✓ Representing the journal externally in meetings and events
✓ Cooperating with the communications team on the promotion of articles and events
✓ Occasionally writing articles and contributing to editorials

Qualities and experience sought:

✓ At least 3-5 years of relevant professional experience in journalism, publishing and/or in a relevant position within a political journal or magazine or similar political organisation
✓ Thorough understanding of the workings of a publication/journal, including experience in contributing to editorial content from developing the concept and vision to overseeing full production on time and budget
✓ Excellent editing and writing skills, with strong attention to detail
✓ Excellent written and oral communication skills, suited for an intercultural environment
✓ Fluency in English and at least one other major European language; any additional languages are an asset
✓ Good knowledge of the current European politics, debates and history
✓ Good knowledge of the Green movement’s history, ideas and values, and current developments
✓ Taste for networking, exploring and building partnerships with different actors across Europe
✓ Able to work in a team with a developed sense of responsibility and independence
✓ Adherence to GEF’s mission and team values (solidarity, respect, openness, sustainability, autonomy and transparency)
✓ Proactive attitude and problem-solving skills
✓ Willingness to travel, availability for occasional work outside regular office hours

What we offer:

✓ A full-time (38h/week) position
✓ A salary defined by GEF’s salary scale, taking into account the prior experience of the candidates
✓ Meal vouchers, transport remuneration, phone remuneration and home office allowance
✓ Other advantages such as 13th month, flexible working hours, extra holidays and training budget
✓ An open, positive and engaging working atmosphere in an international environment

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