Position: Editor

Location: Geneva, MSF International Office

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Start date: 20 February 2018


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF International is the legal entity that binds MSF’s 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together. Based in Geneva, MSF International provides coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement, as well as implements international projects and initiatives as requested.



The Editor will work closely with the Digital Officer and the Online and Arabic Content Editor (for msf.org in Arabic) and will report to the International Content and Publications Manager. He/she is part of the International Office communications team and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.  

He/she will have regular contact and collaboration with communication staff in MSF sections.



This position will lead the production of MSF’s annual International Activity Report, provide daily editing capacity to MSF International office’s online communications on msf.org in English, and provide editorial support to the MSF movement.



1. International Activity Report (IAR) and other publications

·         Leads the planning and execution of MSF’s International Activity Report – this task can take up to 6 months out of the year and during which time extra support will be available to take over some tasks, such as editing and publishing on msf.org (see point 2).

     Safeguard the IAR’s accuracy, readability and relevance

     Liaise with the IO Communication digital team for the production and launch of the online version of the IAR.

     Edit and proof any other print publications issued by the International Office

2. MSF.org in English

     Edit and proofread content received from the wider organisation to prepare it for publication on msf.org

     Curate content and publish articles on msf.org using our CMS system

     Work with the Content and Publications Manager to ensure msf.org pages remain current and follow the editorial line of the website

     Support the writing and editing content for inclusion on msf.org as needed

     Support/encourage communications staff across the movement to provide web friendly and mobile first written content

3. Editorial support

     Support the Movement by editing and proofing texts for internal and external audiences. This happens notably via the MSF internal group of editors.

4. Communications Index

·         Ensure the index of communications content received is up to date

5. Other tasks

     Compile a weekly internal bulletin on communications priorities for all communication staff in MSF worldwide

     Be part of evening/weekend on-call rota for publishing to website and social media

     Take on projects or dossiers delegated by the International Content and Publications Manager.



Qualifications and work experience

             Graduate with relevant degree

             Minimum of three years editing and proofing experience

             Experience working with content management systems

             Experience with MSF or other NGO is a significant asset

             Demonstrated experience working on complex publications


Specific requirements

             Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian principles of MSF

             Native English-speaking or functions at this level

             Demonstrable interest in digital and media work

             Excellent written and editing skills

             Good eye for design

             Passionate about language

             Outstanding organisational skills with the ability to handle large volumes of work, track multiple projects or activities at any one time

             Self-driven with the ability to take initiative

             Experience in SEO/web writing an asset

             Working knowledge of French or Arabic, an asset.


Starting date: 20 February 2018

Contract: Full time position, permanent contract

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline for applications: 7 January 2018


Candidates must already have the right to work in Switzerland or hold a European passport.

Please submit all applications only by email to:

 IO-recruitment.gva@geneva.msf.org stating “Editor” in the title.

Please submit only one file containing your CV and cover letter and name the file with your family name.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.