Job Vacancies Department of Public Information (DPI)
Position: Editorial assistant (copy editor/typesetter/web content manager)
Location: United States of America ( The ) , New York
Closing Date: Thursday, 14 June 2012
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Publications and Editorial Cluster in the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information. The Publications and Editorial Cluster produces the quarterly magazine UN Chronicle, the Yearbook of the United Nations, the UN primer Basic Facts about the United Nations, and the educational calendar The United Nations Making a Difference. The incumbent reports to the Chief, UN Chronicle Unit.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, UN Chronicle Unit, the incumbent is responsible for assisting in the production of the UN Chronicle magazine by performing the following duties:
1. copyediting, proofreading and checking layout of manuscripts at all stages of production of the print and electronic English editions of the magazine;
2. keying corrections and/or revisions to edited and proofread manuscripts in MS Word and Adobe InDesign;
3. migrating texts from MS Word through typesetting in Adobe InDesign, as well as incorporating illustrations and images as required;
4. assisting the Graphic Designer of the magazine in the preliminary layout of magazine;
5. preparing and posting webpages, incorporating graphics and captions as required, using Jahia web content management for the online edition of the magazine;
6. researching and obtaining relevant information and materials for publication of the magazine, including photographs;
7. organizing and maintaining reference and archive file folders of all work;
8. preparing official letters and other communications to authors; and
9. performing related duties as required.
Possesses excellent English copyediting skills and knowledge of production aspects of print and electronic publishing, including on web platform;
Is familiar with UN editorial policies and practices;
Is able to research and organize information in hard copy and/or electronic folders for use by editors;
Possesses excellent typesetting skills;
Shows pride in work and achievements;
Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns
Shows persistence when faced wiht difficult problems or challenges
Remains calm in stressful situations
Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Communication:
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed Planning & Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
Uses time efficiently
High school diploma or equivalent.
A minimum of five years of experience in proofreading publications, including experience as a copyeditor, is required, preferably with a magazine and/or an academic publication. Experience with typesetting publications using Adobe InDesign and with using Jahia web content management is required; knowledge of WordPress web content management is desirable. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required. Experience in the use of social media for publishing is desirable.
Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of French is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified applicants will include a written assessment and a competency-based interview.
This position is for local recruitment.
Passing the Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations.
To make arrangements to take this test in New York, you may bring in person a copy of your completed Personal History Profile to the Headquarters Staffing Section (HQSS), Unit C, United Nations Secretariat, located at One United Nations Plaza (at corner of 1st Avenue and 44th Street), Room DC1-200. HQSS-Unit C receives applicants every Wednesday (except public holidays) between 10.00 am and 12.00 Noon. Persons wishing to take the ASAT are pre-screened and, if successful, scheduled to sit the ASAT at a later date.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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