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Editorial Assistant (maternity cover) vacancy

ICES Secretariat, located in Copenhagen, Denmark is seeking applications for a full-time maternity cover for the role of Editorial Assistant.
Published: 12 November 2019

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, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro)
  • Ability to work in a team, with people from diverse national and cultural backgrounds

​Terms of appointment

The appointment will be full-time (38 hours per week), for eleven month contract period starting preferably in January 2020, or as soon as possible.

ICES Secretariat staff enjoys 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 roles is at the “C3" grade. Please note that this is a local recruitment and does not cover repatriation expenses.

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 29 November 2019. Please mark your email and application documents “201910 Editorial Assistant (Maternity Cover)".

Questions about the position can be directed to Editor Ruth Anderson.

ICES is an equal opportunity employer

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