Science Editor at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – May 2024


Science Editor

Duties and Responsibilities:

UNEP’s Communication Division is looking for a dynamic self-starter as science editor. Under the supervision of the Head Writer, and working closely with the Head of Publishing, Lead Publications Editor, publication managers/authors, the science editor will be responsible for the effective and efficient performance of the following duties:

  • Provide science editing services for UNEP publications as assigned.
  • Provide copy-editing services to policy briefs from Executive Office and Office of the Chief Scientist on politically sensitive topics.
  • Support for launch assets including key messages for policymakers, copy for social media assets, video scripts and press releases.

Qualifications/special skills

  • First level University degree in journalism, communication, social sciences or other related field is required.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in scientific editing, technical writing, proofreading, and publishing is required.
  • Excellent command of advanced and technical English language, scientific terminologies and conventions, editorial principles, and great attention to detail and accuracy, is required.
  • Proven editorial skills, including research, writing, substantive editing, copy-editing, and proofreading of science publications on environmental topics, oral and writing communication skills is required.
  • Experience with editorial practices and documentation procedures of UNEP or comparable international organizations is desirable.
  • Experience in a field related to the environment, sustainable development, and science is an added advantage.

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on to apply