Web Editor Consultant, Communications and Advocacy Section

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Application Deadline :23-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 Months

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UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.

The Communications & Advocacy Section at UN Women Headquarters in New York supports the positioning of women’s empowerment and gender equality as key issues on the international agenda and establishes UN Women’s role as the global authority in this context.

The Communications & Advocacy Section seeks to enlist the services of a Web Editor Consultant to support several key activities during the next three-month period in the lead up to UN Women’s corporate priorities such as the High-Level Political Forum and the UN General Assembly.  The Web Editor is responsible for coordinating, researching, writing and editing content for the UN Women website, ensuring that information about UN Women’s work and related news events are presented in a convincing and comprehensive way on the organization’s main corporate platform for public information.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities and deliverables:

Plan, research, write, edit and publish content for the UN Women website:

  • Develop and maintain editorial calendar for the website as part of the overall editorial planning of the Communications and Advocacy Section and identify potential material for further research and publishing;
  • Maintain the UN Women website ensuring that it informs in a convincing way about relevant news and events highlighting the work of the organization;
  • Provide in-depth insights about the programmatic impact and results of UN Women’s work in the field through news and feature articles, event coverage, presentation of evaluation findings, etc.;
  • Introduce new UN Women publications, videos and interactive content on the UN Women website in a timely manner;
  • Review, edit and/or proofread web content and submissions by field offices and HQ sections for publishing;
  • Compile and share new content periodically with UN Women staff;
  • In coordination with the Web Specialist, post content as, and when, needed.

Produce in-depth multimedia editorial packages for high-profile events and UN Women priority areas:

  • Manage and lead the production of In Focus packages, whenever needed;
  • Solicit inputs, multimedia content and edit stories and content for the In Focus packages;
  • Re-edit content presented on the website for the In Focus packages, as necessary;
  • Manage the selection of graphics and illustrations to accompany articles in collaboration with the Audio Visual Specialist, Digital Media Specialist and Photo Editor;
  • Maintain an inventory of news and feature stories for potential future use or repackaging.

Collaborate with and provide guidance to other communications colleagues, focal points at HQ and in field offices on the website:

  • Collaborate and develop strong working relationships with colleagues at HQ and in the field;
  • Provide writers with detailed advice on story ideas, treatment and guidelines, prior to coverage;
  • Develop guidelines and provide technical advice on how to write content for a website;
  • Provide editorial feedback on drafts submitted from the field, including correcting for UN Editorial Style, political sensitivity and editorial treatment as laid out in UN Women’s editorial guidelines;
  • Undertake periodic reviews of editorial content on UN Women’s regional, multi-country or country office websites, providing detailed feedback to editors and web producers;
  • Proactively solicit submissions by field offices and HQ sections;
  • Update regularly the website content based on consultations with relevant sections;

Coordinate the translation of web content:

  • Coordinate in-house translations with French- and Spanish-speaking colleagues, as required;
  • Monitor deadlines and delivery of translations for posting.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Quality content for the website;
  • Timely publication of web content;
  • Quality and timely guidance and support to field colleagues;
  • Quality production of In-Focus packages;
  • Timely posting of translated content.





Please see the link below for UN Women values and competencies.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, International Affairs, or similar
  • Fluent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required. Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
  • 6+ years of experience in web content production and dissemination.
  • 6+ years of experience in editorial planning.
  • Proficient in using new technologies and web-based platforms and content management systems.
  • Proficient in using blog platforms like Medium and familiar with social media channels.
  • Familiar with United Nations, UN Women and women’s rights issues and international standards
  • Self-starter; organized; able to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities

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