Jobs at ICES

Editorial Assistant vacancy

We are seeking applications for the part-time (30 hours per week) role of Editorial Assistant for our Secretariat, located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Published: 21 September 2018

​This is a traditional editing role, with the primary responsibility of the Editorial Assistant being to proofread, format, and edit ICES advice products as well as formal publications.

Qualifications and experience

Besides being a stickler for grammar, the ideal Editorial Assistant is someone who is highly organized and can work well under pressure and tight deadlines. Further requirements for this position include:

  • Excellent (native level) English grammatical, reading, and writing language skills
  • Previous experience in editing and/or formatting technical, detailed information
  • An eye for detail
  • Highly organized, with an ability to manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Computer literate (solid knowledge of Microsoft Office suite)
  • Ability to work in a team, with people from diverse national and cultural backgrounds

Terms of appointment

The appointment will be part-time (30 hours per week), for a two-year contract period starting preferably in November/December 2018, or as soon as possible.

ICES Secretariat staff enjoy privileges and immunities pursuant to the Host Agreement between the Government of Denmark and ICES. The salaries of ICES staff are exempt from Danish income tax and the salary for this role is at the “C4" grade, which is based on the United Nations common salary system.

Furthermore, a tax-free pension scheme is available, to which both the employee and ICES contribute. ICES Staff Rules set out the conditions and principles of employment and the responsibilities of the staff of the Secretariat.


If you feel you have the personal and professional qualities and potential we are looking for, please submit your application (CV and cover letter) via e-mail to no later than 12 October 2018. Please mark your email and application documents “201807 Editorial Assistant".

Questions about the position can be directed to Editor Celine Byrne.

ICES is an equal opportunity employer

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