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Reference: 80740

Date Added: 14 October 2021
Closing Date: 7 November 2021

Job Title: Editorial Assistant

Working For: European Council on Foreign Relations

Location: London

Salary: £27,000- £30,000 per annum - full time

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

To support editors within the European Council on Foreign Relations in all aspects of the administration, commissioning, planning, and editing of all publications. We are looking for a candidate with excellent writing skills and who would like to gain experience in a fast-paced environment. This is a new position to ECFR, so it is also a great opportunity to make the role your own. You will have the chance to collaborate with teams across the organisation, assisting to create engaging editorial content.


  • Supporting editorial staff in all activities leading to publication, including acting as an assistant to editors
  • Working with the editors to come up with new and original content on a weekly basis
  • Reviewing written work for accuracy, sense, content, and readability and making suggestions for improvements
  • Choosing supporting material, including graphs, images, and charts, to complement written pieces
  • Liaising with other in-house teams, policy fellows, writers, and the communications team during the publication process
  • Organising projects that have tight deadlines
  • Correcting manuscripts
  • Proofing and editing online content, including for social media
  • Following current events and news to suggest new content
  • Other routine administrative tasks as might be required


  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Two years' experience of editorial or publishing work
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English. A second language is a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of publishing tools such as MS Office
  • Excellent editing and proofreading with strong attention to detail
  • Great communication abilities and good interpersonal skills
  • Great critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Time management , flexible and capable of multitasking
  • Reliable and cooperative
  • An interest in foreign policy

Closing Date: 7 November 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Due to covid-19, initial interviews with short-listed candidates will take place via Teams or Zoom in the week commencing 15 November.

Application Details

You will find full details about this opportunity and how to apply in our career website: https://ecfr.jacando.io/career/

 If you are interested in this exciting role, please submit one page Cover Letter and your CV (2 pg). We are looking forward to receiving your application! 

Privacy information for job applicants: https://ecfr.eu/privacy-job-applicants/

Candidates must have permission to work in the UK.


Website: https://ecfr.eu/

Additional Notes