Up to £48995 per annum
Job description

Senior Editor - Research and Advocacy

Location: London, UK

Amnesty International's Research and Advocacy Programme in London is looking for a talented Senior Editor. The role is responsible for the editorial integrity of Amnesty International's flagship output, the Annual Report, scheduled to launch on 25 February 2021, through substantive editing, reviewing text edited by freelancers and providing guidance and support to writers.

This a full-time role with a fixed-term contract of a maximum of six months. The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible in September 2020. The contract will finish at the end of February 2021.

About the role:

You will collaborate with Amnesty International colleagues and freelance editors around the world to ensure that content for the organization's flagship product, the Annual Report, is finalized to the highest editorial standards and meets delivery schedules. You will substantively edit English-language content yourself, review text edited by freelancers and provide guidance and support to writers. The Annual Report provides an overview of the state of the world's human rights and is a powerful advocacy tool. In addition, you will contribute to maintaining and evolving Amnesty International's editorial standards and to building and maintaining systems that facilitate consistent and high editorial standards for research outputs.

About you:

You are an accomplished editor, highly skilled and experienced in writing and developing powerful cross-platform communications for a diverse range of global audiences. You have extensive experience and knowledge of delivering flagship publications, including supervision of editing and proof-reading and collaborating with translators, and using this knowledge to successfully deliver editorial products that meet requirements and targets. You have the passion and drive to deliver expertly modulated content to service the cause of human rights and build the Amnesty International brand.

Technically speaking, you're at home using publishing systems and software for digital and print, with an in-depth understanding of version control. You are also skilled at building relationships and advocating and collaborating across a range of cultures and contexts.


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

For further information on our benefits, please visit


If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click 'Apply for this Role' below.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let's get to work.

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.

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Posted on: 13 August 2020
Closed date: 20 August 2020
Job ref: 2861
Tags: Communications, PR