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Editor, Coordinator WCC Publications 50-60%

Editor, Coordinator WCC Publications 50-60%

Geneva, Switzerland

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Editor, Coordinator WCC Publications 50-60%

Geneva, SwitzerlandPart-timeAllows remote

OBJECTIVE:  The Editor, Coordinator of WCC Publications, is part of the communication team and work as the co-editor for our website. He/she will provide editorial, strategic, creative and operational support across the work. He/she will play a key role in ensuring the communications are both influential and informative for the full range of our stakeholders.



  • Work closely with the director of communication, the communication team and programme executives.
  • Help maintain and build the reputation of the WCC, specifically within the area of publications.
  • Implement publishing priorities for the WCC by working closely with WCC Director of Communication and WCC Communication Team, the Publications Review Board, and using outside expertise. Maintain and build contacts with co-publishers.
  • Consult with colleagues in the different programmes of the WCC about the planning of publication projects and the most appropriate form in which those could be published, both annually and as needs develop.
  • Consult with co-publishers in various language areas around the globe towards publication of WCC titles, regarding both sole and co-published projects.
  • Supervise the activities of initiatives, projects and staff within WCC Publications, including manuscript assessment, contract negotiating and writing, editorial and pre-production, production, print-buying, printing, distribution, internal and external copyrights and stock inventory.
  • Manage online and hard copy distribution, marketing and sales of books, journals; provide guidance to programmatic resources and periodicals. Travel to various book fairs to establish and nurture co-publishing contacts.
  • Prepare, monitor and maintain the annual operating budget of WCC Publications.
  • Engage and maintain up-to-date contacts with freelancers for copyediting, layout / typesetting, graphic design, etc. for journals, books and publicity.
  • Contribute to the work of WCC Communication as a whole including strategy development and implementation and the mutually beneficial integration of communication and programmes.
  • Keep up to date on best practice within the ecumenical sector /NGO sector generally and particularly changes to communications innovation, legislation and codes of practice.
  • Any other responsibilities as requested by the director of communication.



  • 10 years’ experience in editing and book production;
  • University degree (Master) in communications, theology, or related field;
  • Professional editorial and writing skills, familiarity with publishing processes, interest or background in theology or related disciplines;
  • Sensitivity to the multicultural and multi-confessional settings of a Christian faith-based organization;
  • Independent working style, organized, flexible;
  • English mother tongue and knowledge of other languages (French, German, and Spanish) is an asset;
  • Information technology: Word, Excel, Internet, social media, etc…


  • This position is open to consultants based outside Switzerland.



STARTING DATE: 1 June 2019


ABOUT HUMAN RESOURCES AT THE WCC: The WCC is an equal opportunity employer. The sole criteria for recruitment, training and career opportunities are qualification, skills, experience and performance to all its staff members.



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It is our hope that the information contained here will enable Anglicans and others to be informed of the ministry of this Church. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, is a constitutionally autonomous member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia encompasses the area described by its title. The 1992 Constitution of this Church provides for three partners to order their affairs within their own cultural context. Within Aotearoa New Zealand, Tikanga Pakeha comprises seven Dioceses, Tikanga Maori comprises five Amorangi, the boundaries of which differ from those of the dioceses. Tikanga Pasefika encompasses Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands, and is known as the Diocese of Polynesia. Publication: 'Anglican Taonga' (Treasure) is a publication affirming the unity and diversity of the Anglican community in these islands. .

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