Jobs at ICES

Vacancy for an Editor in charge of publications

ICES seeks qualified applicants for the post of Editor in charge of ICES Publications. This is a one year, part-time maternity cover position based at the ICES Secretariat in Copenhagen, Denmark.

​​​​​Main responsibilities

  • Coordinate the editorial activities of all ICES publications. These include scientific grey literature publications and outreach material, as well as other ad-hoc publications as required
  • Conduct quality control of ICES grey literature publications; prepare manuscripts for publication, editing them for grammar, punctuation, formatting, and ICES editorial style, and corresponding with authors and editors on internal consistency and other issues
  • Allocate deadlines to editors and other copy-editors, taking into account the complexity of the work, identifying publications requiring special treatment and/or possible outsourcing, keeping within the annual budget with regard to production costs (design and printing) and editors
  • Serve as ICES contact for ICES Journal of Marine Science, to oversee and coordinate the Journal's editorial and publication activities in close collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief and the publisher, and to cooperate with ICES aministration on budgetary issues
  • Liaise between relevant ICES committee chairs, editors, the publishers, and all departments of the ICES Secretariat as required, including answering queries on status

Qualifications and experience

  • Completion of studies in English language from a business school or a recognized institution with proven high degree of English-language proficiency
  • Training in editing practices, publication production, or similar expertise
  • At least 5 years' experience in editing, including scientific subjects, publication production, and familiarity with international editorial and publishing conventions
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English (English as mother tongue an asset)
  • Knowledge of scientific terminology
  • As this is a locally-recruited position, qualified candidates must already have a valid Danish work permit

Terms of appointment

  • The part-time position (30 hours/week) is offered for a period of 1 year
  • The starting date is preferably not later than 4 January 2016
  • The place of work is ICES Secretariat in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • English is the working language in the Secretariat
  • The salary level is based on the UN C6 scale and will follow ICES terms and conditions. A pension scheme is available.


Please send your application in English to
Applications should include curriculum vitae, cover letter, and relevant certificates.  Please mark your application "Editor". 
The application deadline is 4 October.

For further information, please contact Katie Rice Eriksen , Editor in charge of Publications.

About the Organization

ICES is an intergovernmental organization. It works with experts from 20 Member Countries and collaborates with more than 40 international organizations. The ICES Secretariat currently employs 53 staff members.

ICES is an equal opportunity employer.

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