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Publications Assistant

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 31 July 2017

£29,899 pa + benefits

We have an excellent opportunity for a Publications Assistant to work within our Communications Division.

The Communications Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat is responsible for projecting the image of The Commonwealth (and the Commonwealth Secretariat), raising the Commonwealth profile to member governments, the media, specialist groups, young people, and the general public. It does this by a range of strategic communications means, including proactive media relations and public affairs, online outreach through social media, Commonwealth publications and knowledge management. The Publications Section undertakes and markets the wide range of publications that come out of the work undertaken across the whole Secretariat.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support and assistance to the Publications Manager across the range of tasks undertaken by the Section, from editorial and production through to sales and marketing, with particular responsibility for maintaining the systems and procedures that ensure the smooth running of the Section.

To be considered, you will need a secondary qualification to “A” Level including English and Maths or equivalent vocational qualification. You will need at least two years publishing experience in an academic, professional or technical publishing environment. You will also need Good knowledge of XML workflows, print and e-book production standards and processes. Excellent knowledge of the rules of English grammar, punctuation, and usage is also a requirement.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 52 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.  We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country and have the right to live and work in the UK.

If you feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply using the buttons below.

The closing date is 31July 2017, 5:00pm BST.

Previous applicants need noy apply.

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