Senior Editor

Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: AT

Company: The OPEC Fund for International Development

Job Profile:

The Senior Editor is responsible for planning and producing the organization’s editorial content in close coordination with the Outreach & Multimedia Unit and in accordance with the Communications Strategy, in order to engage key stakeholders and leverage relationships to promote the OPEC Fund’s business goals.


Duties and Responsibilities


Content creation

  • Writes, edits and manages the production of all editorial content, including quarterly magazine, press releases, corporate presentations and brochures, to drive quality and value.
  • Writes and edits executive communications, including speeches, talking points, testimonials and strategic correspondence, for the organization’s senior management.
  • Writes and edits strategic internal communications, contributing to the day-to-day output of the department.
  • Updates editorial style guide and ensures editorial content across all channels is on message, consistent and accurate, and that brand guidelines are upheld.
  • Prepares and manages a working budget related to print and digital publications.
  • Commissions and supervises external agencies and freelancers.
  • Reports data driven insights on readership to drive editorial improvements. 


Stakeholder management and engagement

  • Interviews OPEC Fund colleagues on a regular basis in order to optimally report success stories, promote knowledge-exchange and bring corporate values to life.
  • Interviews relevant business and political leaders in line with business supportive editorial themes.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Media, Journalism, International Development or related studies.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Preferably 3-5 years of experience within a major publishing house / communication agency and an international organization in a multi-cultural environment. 
  • Fluent in English. Fluency in Arabic is a major advantage.




  • Fundamental understanding of the core activities of development institutions, including the OPEC Fund.
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to convey information succinctly. 
  • Demonstrated editorial excellence and experience.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Proven self-starter with strong initiative, enthusiasm for innovation, business development.
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting deadlines and achieving results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. 
  • Ability to work in an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.