Are you thriving on your excellent project management skills and significant expertise in delivering high-quality publications? Do you have experience in leading all processes related to the publishing of publications whilst having a good eye for details and strong communications skills, both verbal and written? Then you are our ideal candidate!

You will focus on publishing the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards), which are used by thousands of organizations around the world to report about their impacts on the economy, the environment, and society.

You will primarily be responsible for leading all processes related to the publishing and translation of the GRI Standards and other technical publications. This includes, but it not limited to the development, coordination and supervision of the writing, editing, designing, illustrating, conceptualizing and production of publications. You will control expenditures, plan and coordinate production schedules. In addition, you will be responsible for the management of the translation of the GRI Standards.

Overview

Publications Manager, Standards

Start Date: A.S.A.P., 40 hrs p/w. (€ 40,000.- / € 45,000.- gross p/y on full time basis)
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Contract: 1 year initially – extension by mutual consent

Position summary
Are you thriving on your excellent project management skills and significant expertise in delivering high-quality publications? Do you have experience in leading all processes related to the publishing of publications whilst having a good eye for details and strong communications skills, both verbal and written? Then you are our ideal candidate!

You will focus on publishing the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards), which are used by thousands of organizations around the world to report about their impacts on the economy, the environment, and society.

You will primarily be responsible for leading all processes related to the publishing and translation of the GRI Standards and other technical publications. This includes, but it not limited to the development, coordination and supervision of the writing, editing, designing, illustrating, conceptualizing and production of publications. You will control expenditures, plan and coordinate production schedules. In addition, you will be responsible for the management of the translation of the GRI Standards.

You will report to the Director Standards.

Core responsibilities
• Manages and oversees all aspects of publishing the GRI Standards and other technical publications.
• Develop and continuously improve a process for publishing the GRI Standards and other technical publications.
• Work with Standards Division and project owners to obtain an understanding of the publication requirements.
• Coordinates the design and layout activities with external parties.
• Ensures that all publications follow the GRI Standards Style guide and meet strict quality requirements.
• Creates and maintains processes and systems for the documentation of the publishing process.
• Develops, manages and continuously improves the translation process of the GRI Standards in at least 11 languages including the interactions with translators and reviewers.

Requirements
• Native-speaker level fluency in written and spoken English, and preferably fluent in one other language.
• At least 5 years proven experience in publications management – including planning, execution, and budget management as well as the ability to think creatively and innovatively.
• Proven experience in delivering a range of high-quality publications, including commissioning and managing external suppliers and managing work to budget and to time.
• Proven ability to handle multiple projects, determine priorities, and meet deadlines.
• Strong organizational abilities and able to independently organize and prioritize multiple projects.
• Excellent interpersonal skills. Able to resolve issues while maintaining a good working relationship with internal and external customers.
• Experience working with web-based technology and management information systems. Preferably familiarity with InDesign.
• Able to work in an international and multi-cultural setting.
• Affinity with the mission and vision of GRI would be an advantage.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates, eligible to live and work in the Netherlands, are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in English to recruitment@globalreporting.org. The deadline to submit an application is 12.00 noon (CET), Tuesday, 8th May 2018. GRI appreciates all expressions of interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Stichting Global Reporting Initiative, Attn. Human Resources
Visitors’ address: Barbara Strozzilaan 336, 1083 HN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)20 531 00 00
www.globalreporting.org

About GRI

GRI is an international independent organization that has pioneered corporate sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.

With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most trusted and widely used standards on sustainability reporting, enabling organizations and their stakeholders to make better decisions based on information that matters. Currently, over 40 countries and regions reference GRI in their policies. GRI is built upon a unique multi-stakeholder principle, which ensures the participation and expertise of diverse stakeholders in the development of its standards. GRI’s mission is to empower decision-makers everywhere, through its standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.

Our Vision: A thriving global community that lifts humanity and enhances the resources on which all life depends.

Our Mission: To empower decisions that create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone.