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We are ISO, the largest developer of International Standards. We bring together experts, to share knowledge and develop standards that provide solutions to global challenges. This is because we believe that great things happen when the world agrees. We have an exciting opportunity at our Central Secretariat in Geneva.

Editorial Project Manager (Secondment)


The Editorial Project Manager (EPM) is responsible for the management of the overall editorial development of a set of assigned projects. The EPM needs to maintain the highest degree of quality, clarity, timely delivery and consistency of International Standards and related normative and non-normative documents, as well as conformity with the ISO rules and policies.

Key responsibilities

  • Prepare the different language versions of a document (English being the reference language) for subsequent processing and authorize the publication
  • Handle the editorial evaluation of English versions of documents at different stages, including providing direction, guidance and comments to committees or committee leaders
  • Work closely with committee leaders
  • Handle the resolution of recurring or specific problems with committee leaders
  • Provide editorial support to committees
  • Manage projects through all stages of the standards development process
  • Reach all milestones within tight deadlines, including publication, in line with production and quality objectives (or targets).
  • Facilitate and troubleshoot the production of XML-based publications, including providing feedback
Report to: Editorial Group Manager

Qualification and Experience

  • 3 years of editorial experiences in the publishing industry, preferably in science publishing
  • University degree
  • Strong editing skills and successful experience in managing authors
  • Experience and knowledge of assigned market sector(s) or proven ability to acquire and apply such knowledge
  • Excellent command of English and a good knowledge of French, other languages are an asset
  • At ease with Microsoft Word
  • At ease with modern publishing technologies. Knowledge of Inera, eXtyles or In Design is an asset


  • Ability to adapt quickly to different environments and to work under pressure
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to work both as part of a team in a production environment as well as autonomously
  • Good organizational, time-management and problem-solving skills • Self-motivation and innovative attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Active team player with a positive and proactive attitude
  • Ability to deal in a multicultural environment


Starting date: 01/01/2021