Salary: Dependent upon experience, plus generous benefits

Location: Canary Wharf, London (E14). Due to Covid-19, all staff have been working remotely; however, a hybrid working trial is commencing

Duration: Permanent

Hours: 35 per week

Reports to: Senior Editor

Who we are looking for

It is important that publications of the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) and the Foundation are of the highest quality, because IFRS Standards issued by the Board are adopted into law internationally and are translated into many languages. Editors help ensure that the Board’s publications meet this high standard. They also assist the Foundation’s senior management in polishing international agreements and Foundation governance documents, and help the communications team maintain the quality and consistency of speeches, web pages, press releases and webinar scripts.

Editing and coaching people on their writing, therefore, directly supports the clarity, consistency, translation and application of IFRS Standards.

This job description outlines the specific role responsibilities and the attributes we are looking for.

Candidates who wish to be considered for this role must have the following skills and experience:

  • excellent command of written English, with the ability to simplify quasi-legislative material;
  • structured and analytical approach with the ability to communicate succinctly, tactfully and assertively (the ultimate decision on the content of documents remains with the originator);
  • excellent organisational skills, including an ability to work accurately to tight deadlines, with a high level of attention to detail;
  • significant experience in a similar role, ideally working with technical publications of a legislative nature (experience editing accounting standards is not a requirement for this role);
  • certified editorial or proofreading training, diploma or degree; and
  • genuine dedication to supporting others to improve their written English.

To apply

To apply, please send a detailed CV and covering letter outlining your salary expectations and why you meet the requirements of the role to

Closing date: 17 September 2021

Due to the number of responses we receive, we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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