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  • Posted: Aug 3, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The African Wildlife Foundation, together with the people of Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.
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    Writer & Edit Associate

    Position Summary

    Are you a careful and engaging writer adept at translating sometimes complicated concepts into compelling feature articles and other content appropriate for global audiences? Can you put yourself in readers’ shoes and inspire them to read further and act? Are you exacting about factual accuracy? Do you have a keen editorial eye? Most importantly, do you care about the future of wildlife? The African Wildlife Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic and qualified candidate to support our publications and other print marketing efforts to help further AWF’s position as Africa’s conservation leader.

    The position holder will play a key role in developing content for AWF publications, focusing on writing original stories, copyediting others’ stories, proofreading, and supporting the editor in a variety of editorial/project management tasks such as running articles through approval processes. She/he goal will be to help ensure the breadth and impacts of AWF’s work are communicated to important audiences, including members and major donors.

    Responsibilities

    • Conceptualize, research, and write feature articles, news briefs, evergreen content, historical features, and other content for key AWF publications
    • Review and edit articles, news stories and other content submitted by the organization’s stakeholders with an eye for accuracy, audience appeal, and adherence to editorial and brand guidelines
    • Liaise regularly with field and program staff members to keep abreast of important organizational news, especially related to conservation impacts, successes, and challenges.
    • Participate in developing ideas for print products including books that will serve AWF’s Strategic Vision 2020-2030 and support the Marketing & Creative team’s goals and objectives
    • Support proofread materials generated by Marketing & Creative as well as AWF staff members at large
    • Help plan and maintain publication calendars and production schedules to ensure adherence to timelines and quarterly goals
    • Help ensure brand fidelity of and consistency in all materials
    • Support print production project management
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of experience
    • Excellent writing, copyediting, and proofreading skills
    • Demonstrated commitment to accuracy and editorial quality
    • Strong research skills and ability to translate complex ideas and issues into easily understood messages
    • Ability to manage multiple projects while adhering to deadlines
    • Willingness to pitch in on a variety of tasks as part of a dedicated team
    • Ability to develop creative ideas for new print products that fulfill strategic messaging goals and objectives
    • Keen interest or experience in Africa’s wildlife/land/people
    • Experience writing for donor audiences preferred but not required

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Wildlife Foundation on recruiting.ultipro.com to apply

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