London | New York, NY | Washington, D.C. | Full Time, Permanent
I. Position Summary
Reporting to the Editorial Manager, the Editorial Coordinator will support Malala Fund’s Communications and Creative team in amplifying the voices of girls around the world and in covering Malala Fund’s work in its programmatic countries (currently Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan and Tanzania). This position will provide administrative support to the editorial team within the Communications and Creative department and assist in proofreading, editing and writing for Malala Fund’s external facing content — including for Assembly, Malala Fund’s digital publication and newsletter. The ideal candidate is a highly organised individual with strong writing skills who thrives in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, creative environment.
Salary range: £32,400 to £34,300 | $49,800 to $52,800
- Provide administrative support to the editorial team, including meeting notes, expense and budget tracking, transcribing interviews and other duties as assigned.
- Manage projects between Communications staff and consultants — including translators, graphic designers, printers — and other Malala Fund departments.
- Maintain communications databases to track outreach, content and metrics, as well as published articles, photos and other assets.
- Help maintain Assembly’s website and Apple News by formatting posts and updating content.
- Research and reach out to social media accounts and influencers to help grow awareness of Assembly content
- Develop optimisation strategies to improve Assembly’s website search engine ranking results.
- Assist in proofreading and fact checking Assembly articles in accordance with Assembly’s style guide.
- Assist in proofreading (e.g., website copy, letters, reports, essays and other written materials) in accordance with Malala Fund’s style guide.
- Research and write a variety of original content for Assembly and correspond with potential contributors.
- Participate in editorial meetings to brainstorm and generate ideas for Assembly.
- Translate posts (if fluent in a second language that is relevant to Malala Fund’s work).
- Upholds the values of Malala Fund.
- Actively contributes to making Malala Fund a diverse and equitable workplace through inclusive practice and openness to different perspectives, cultures and ideas.
- Maintains behaviour and conduct that uphold the highest standards for safeguarding, professionally and personally.
- Acts as a role model for a ‘learning organisation’ culture by seeking insight and using problems as opportunities to learn.
III. Knowledge, Experience and Behaviours
- Relevant work or internship experience in communications, publishing or media.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with previous experience in proofreading and copyediting.
- Knowledge of AP style.
- Strong research skills.
- Ability to tailor writing to different contexts and audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritise a professional workload while working well under pressure and deadlines.
- Proven capacity to maintain a high degree of confidentiality of sensitive organisational matters.
- A demonstrated commitment to gender and racial equality.
- Legally authorised to work in the United Kingdom or the United States.
- Strong commitment to Malala Fund’s mission, purpose and values.
- Strong commitment to gender equality, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, decolonisation and social justice
- Strong commitment to professional development and continued learning.
- Excellent team player with ability to work independently and in collaboration with colleagues at all levels across departments and external stakeholders.
- Written fluency in any language(s) relevant to Malala Fund’s work
- Experience improving website search engine ranking results.
- Knowledge of Squarespace, Apple News or Mailchimp.
Malala Fund is committed to racial equity and social justice. We actively seek applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities, to provide a wide range of perspectives, ideas, views and insights into the strategy, policies, culture and ambitions of Malala Fund. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who have lived in countries in which Malala Fund is operating.
Note: This position is eligible for immigration sponsorship in the U.K.
IV. About Malala Fund
Registered as a public charity in the U.K. and U.S., Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn and lead. With more than 130 million girls out of school today, we're breaking down barriers that hold girls back.
Malala Fund advocates for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in local education leaders and front-line organisations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We give girls the tools they need to advocate for education and equality in their communities and a platform for the world to hear their voices. We believe girls should speak for themselves and tell leaders what they need to learn and achieve their potential.
V. How to Apply
Please respond to the following writing prompt and submit together with your cover letter, resume and writing samples through the application link by 13 December 2021: Tell us about your ideal way to spend a Saturday. Send two additional writing samples or press clips (four to six pages total).
Please be advised we are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close the vacancy should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date.
Please note that due to the very high number of applications we receive every time a position is posted, we are unfortunately only able to respond directly to candidates with whom we wish to move forward in the interview process.
Malala Fund is an inclusive organisation and welcomes applications from under-represented and intersectional groups including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We are seeking people from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identities, to provide a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights into the strategy, policies, culture and ambitions of Malala Fund.
Malala Fund is committed to ensuring the safety of those involved in our work. Our first priority is protecting everyone who comes in direct or indirect contact with our organisation. Malala Fund has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and exploitation by any of our staff, representatives or partners. We commit to ensuring that those who work with Malala Fund or on our behalf are able to work in an environment that is free from harm.
Malala Fund is committed to safeguarding children and employment with our team. To this end, Malala Fund reserves the right to conduct background checks on prospective and current employees.