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Date posted:
March 12, 2012

Deadline for applicants: March 28, 2012

Publications Editor

Centre for International Governance Innovation

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance, based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and founded in 2001. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. CIGI's research programs focus on four themes: the global economy, environment and energy, global development and global security.

Currently, we have a unique opening for a Publications Editor to join our team.

Position Summary:
The Publications Editor is responsible for editing the written outputs from CIGI’s research programs, such as policy briefs, papers, special reports, conference reports, commentaries and other written articles. The position reports to the Managing Editor, Publications.

Key Responsibilities:
• Structural, substantive and copyediting of policy briefs, papers, reports and articles.
• Proofreading and reference checking.
• Editing CIGI collateral and online articles.
• Liaison with internal and external authors.
• Working with external printers for printing quotes.
• Writing and editing summaries of policy and research reports for a broad audience.
• Conceptualizing, writing and editing summaries and communication pieces related to CIGI’s publications.

Knowledge and Skills:

• Exceptional editing, copyediting and proofreading skills.
• Understanding of international relations and global governance, including international economic affairs.
• Familiarity with the research publishing process.
• Ability to edit or summarize academic research material for policy-relevant audiences.
• High standard of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
• Strong sense of responsibility and able to meet tight deadlines.
• Able to work within a team and organizational structure that values innovation, collaboration and productivity.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A university degree in communications, international relations, economics, English or an advanced college diploma in publishing or journalism.
• At least three years of professional editing experience in a publications environment.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
• Familiarity with editing using InCopy and InDesign software.
• Experience working in think tanks or in policy-related publishing would be an asset.

Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to by 28 March, 2012. We appreciate all candidates’ applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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