Editor I

7 days left

Washington, California
Apr 09, 2021
May 14, 2021
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time


The Communications and Public Affairs Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Editor I for a 1-year, renewable appointment. This position is based in Washington, DC. The Editor I will edit and write text for IFPRI’s website, copyedit and proofread a variety of products including web and print material, and assist with project management tasks.


 Essential duties

  • Provide support for IFPRI’s website and Intranet content, including writing and editing event invitations, project summaries, and topic descriptions.
  • Copyedit a range of IFPRI materials, including web and print products from brochures to academic journal articles.
  • Assist with other editorial tasks, including document formatting and proofreading.
  • Work with the broader communications team to ensure web content and publications are produced in a timely manner and that content is accurate and interesting.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (such as English, Communications, International Development, Economics) plus 2 years of work experience in copyediting, web content development, and/or communications. Or Master’s degree in related field.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Detail oriented and well organized; able to work independently.
  • Strong communication skills in English; able to communicate positively and effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to interpret and synthesize academic writing for the layperson.


Preferred qualifications

  • Interest in international development, food security, and economics.
  • Copyediting certificate.
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word.


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a CGIAR Research Center, is an equal employment opportunity employer - F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.



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