Acre is supporting GRI in the recruitment of a Senior Editor within the Standards Division to work either hybrid from Amsterdam or remotely (+/-2 hours CET) with the team based in Amsterdam.
GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) is an independent, international organization that helps organizations with transparency. They do this through the creation of a global common language for organizations to report their sustainability impacts. This enables informed dialogue and decision-making around those impacts.
As the Senior Editor, you will lead the team of writer-editors within the Standards Editorial and Publishing team. The team is responsible for producing clear and accurate content about various sustainability topics and consistent application of the GRI Standards terminology [consistency across the set]. The writer-editors work closely together with the project teams who engage with leading expertise on various topics in revising and developing new GRI Standards. The team is also requested to review text written by others who are often non-native English speakers.
The Senior Editor keeps an overview of all projects, and their responsibilities further include budgeting and resource planning, liaising with project managers and allocating resources to projects, monitoring deadlines, and managing workloads.
Write, edit, and proofread technical content of the GRI Standards and other technical publications for clarity and consistency
Manage a team of writers that supports the development and production of sustainability standards by writing, editing, and proofreading technical content
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including project teams, communications, and technical teams, to ensure the accuracy and coherence of content
Manage work processes and drive innovation for improving the team and content
Work with project teams on plans and assign tasks to writers and editors
Manage production schedules and ensure that writers and editors meet their deadlines
Manage the individual performance of writers in line with the overall organizational goals
Develop on your understanding of sustainability, including reporting best practices, language, and trends
Develop and maintain internal style guides, templates, and term bases
Ensure that publications are compliant with relevant style guides
Hire, coach, and supervise in-house writer/editor team and freelance contributors
Provide training and support to the GRI staff on GRI Standards terminology and style
Manage other ancillary writing tasks, such as the sustainability board meeting summaries
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related fields, or proven work experience
Demonstratable experience of 5 years in editing sustainability/legal/technical/ scientific content
Strong writing and editing skills, with keen attention to detail
Familiarity with sustainability reporting and ESG, familiarity with GRI Standards is an advantage
Experience developing and managing a house style
Experience working with cross-functional teams and managing deadlines
Native-level fluency in English, both written and spoken
Strong project management skills
Ability to work independently and think creatively
Strong communication and people management skills with experience as a team leader
Experience using a content management system
Hybrid work or remote arrangement (within +/- 2 hours CET)
Access to coworking office spaces globally
36 (or extra leave) vacation days per calendar year to a maximum of 43 days paid time off including local public holidays
Pension contribution of 8% gross yearly salary and €70 per month healthcare contribution, or according to local labor legislation
Free access to the GRI Academy, the possibility to become a GRI-certified sustainability professional, and other personal development platforms; learning, development, and well-being platforms
GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) is an independent, international organization that helps organizations be transparent and take responsibility for their impacts so that together we can create a sustainable future. GRI does this through the creation of a global common language for organizations to report their sustainability impacts. This enables informed dialogue and decision-making around those impacts.
GRI is the global standard setter for impact reporting, which through an independent, multi-stakeholder process, maintains the world's most comprehensive set of sustainability reporting standards. Available as a free public good in 11 languages, the GRI Standards are, globally, the most widely used for sustainability reporting.
More than 10,000 organizations, including 78% of the largest 250 companies in the world, disclose sustainability information through the GRI Standards - something unimaginable when GRI was first established 25 years ago. In addition, GRI's standards are referenced explicitly in 160 policies of governments, regulators, and stock exchanges in 60 countries.
ACRE is supporting GRI in the hiring for this role. To apply, please note that only applications directly through Acre's website/link will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Declan Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.