Communications Manager (Writer/Editor)

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Stockholm, , SE

SIWI – Stockholm International Water Institute is looking for a driven and talented person who possesses experience in managing publications, writing, editing, and content development, and has an aptitude for customer service. You will be joining a dedicated communications team who seeks to ensure that SIWI’s contributions to building a water wise world are communicated with passion, integrity and purpose.

The position is a part-time (approximately 50%), two-year contract, starting at the earliest possible date. The position is based at the SIWI offices in Stockholm, Sweden.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Determine and apply appropriate levels of editorial treatment to texts such as reports, policy briefs and marketing material.
  • Edit and re-write portions of technical documents, and write original content for articles and promotional materials.
  • Assist in managing and keeping up-to-date the SIWI Style Guide.
  • Write for, and assist in producing the quarterly magazine Stockholm Water Front.
  • Assist with preparation, coordination, copyediting, and proofing of large and small proposals.

Basic knowledge and skills:

  • Proven excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Superior command of the English language including rules and usage.
  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Strong research skills including gathering and analyzing data from multiple sources to develop content.
  • Proven ability to create creative, unique, and relevant content for different purposes.
  • Superb interpersonal communication skills, particularly where technical information must be conveyed in a clear and convincing way.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at the same time and deliver according to agreed time plans.
  • Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a team.

Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree either in English, Technical Writing, Journalism, or Communication.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in writing and editing, preferably in the field of water and environment.
  • Experience with a variety of writing styles: technical, creative, and marketing.
  • Knowledge of Swedish and/or more languages is meriting.

How to apply for the position

Please submit your CV and a one-page personal letter to [email protected] by 24 August 2016. For more information about the position, contact Victoria Engstrand-Neacsu, Acting Communications Director at +46 8 121 360 37 or Kerstin Harnesk, Manager HR, +46 8 121 360 12.

About SIWI and the communications department

SIWI is a policy institute working for a water wise world. SIWI does independent research, generates knowledge and provides expert analysis and advice on water issues to decision-makers and other agents of change. SIWI organizes the World Water Week in Stockholm – the leading annual global meeting place on water and development issues – and hosts the Stockholm Water Prize and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

The communications department plays a vital and integrated role at SIWI. The department influences and connects actors for a water-wise world, by producing, packaging and disseminating SIWI knowledge and promoting SIWI activities.