Apply: AfDB Editor and Web Content Coordinator

Deadline: 07 July, 2020

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Principal Editor and Web Content Coordinator.

The overarching objective of the AfDB is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in African countries.


Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager, Communication and External Relations – PCER.1, the Principal Editor and Web Content Coordinator has the following responsibilities:

  • Implement editing and writing guidelines within PCER.1 and define an editorial policy for the AfDB
  • Substantive, structural or stylistic editing
  • Edit and rewrite, as needed, op-eds, thought leadership pieces, press releases, articles, web content, briefs, reports, brochures, web pages, papers, publications, and event announcements, in keeping with AfDB style
  • Proofreading/fact-checking of content listed above
  • Ensure the editing of content from other organisational units within the AfDB prior to posting on the AfDB’s website
  • Ensure that content displayed on the AfDB’s official website is accurate, conforms to the AfDB’s editorial standards and helps raise awareness around the AfDB’s mission, policies, projects and achievements in the most positive, consistent and credible manner
  • Observe established terminology and usage and ensure consistency among individual editors working with AfDB documents
  • Occasional revision of translations to ensure quality and coherence
  • Review and clear content edited by team members
  • Coordinate workflow to ensure smooth handling of AfDB-wide editing requests
  • Review articles, reports, op-eds, press releases, web content, features, event notices, talking points and briefs that follow AfDB style
  • Provide editorial coverage plans for events, Board meetings, project success stories and initiatives for posting on the AfDB website
  • Oversee the accuracy of the overall visual look of the AfDB’s website, including images, videos, and other digital media
  • Coordinate with the web technical team the posting of all edited press releases, event announcements, success stories, and news stories to the AfDB’s website and ensure the homepage content is up-to-date
  • Collaborate with professionals (e.g. web designers, graphic designers, video and photo specialists) to improve content presentation on the website
  • Work closely with editors, consultants, project managers, and designers to ensure all requested changes are understood and implemented correctly to keep the websites accurate, up-to-date, and fresh
  • Ensure that all digital content is timely, relevant, effective, and formatted for the web
  • Maintain an editorial calendar and web content plan


  • Hold a master’s degree in Communication, Journalism or related field
  • Six years, minimum, of experience working in newsrooms (newspaper or news agency) as editor, including at least four as a content coordinator
  • Experience of having worked as Head of News Desk or News Room Coordinator
  • A proven track record of working for multilateral development banks or international companies
  • Journalistic background with strong writing and editing skills with proven experience
  • Be able to identify appropriate content
  • Proven experience of leading teams
  • Strong digital content/communication knowledge, from strategy to execution
  • Be able to effectively solve problems, think creatively, make decisions and act, exercising independent judgment
  • Exceptional organisational skills, detail-oriented
  • Able to work on tight deadlines and ensure quality and consistent output
  • Able to maintain a professional and positive attitude under pressure
  • Able to quickly blend into and maintain a smooth working relationship with a multilingual team
  • Able to manage multiple projects independently
  • Working knowledge of French would be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

To apply and for more information, click here.

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