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Assistant Digital Editor (CF1) - Official position


  • Organization: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Location: Paris
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Translations and Languages
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Assistant Digital Editor (CF1) - Official position

  • Full-time
  • Grade: CF1

Company Description


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 38 member countries, that works to build better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.  Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.


Under the guidance of the Secretary-General, the core mission of the redesigned Directorate for Communications (COM) is to maximise the reach and impact of the OECD and its work through clear, cutting-edge, evidence-based communications carried out in conjunction with policy directorates. The Directorate carries out its functions in accordance with the OECD Communications Strategy and pursuant to Annual Communication Plans for which it is responsible, steering organisational efforts on strategic priorities and supporting policy directorates in their communications to specialised audiences. Working in concert with communications professionals across the OECD, it drives forward a coherent communications function, serving as a standard setter for excellence and measuring communications impact. It leads on corporate-level media, social media, stakeholder and parliamentary engagement; the architecture and implementation of the organisation’s online presence, including multimedia digital content; and the dissemination of OECD publications while performing an important role in risk identification and management in the public sphere. The Directorate holds as a core value an agile, collaborative and supportive culture marked by positive interaction and accountability among professionals.


Within the Communications Directorate, the mission of the Digital Communications, Web and Publications division is to drive the development of communications plans, design and deliver cutting-edge digital communication and outreach products and services, including the OECD website, data visualisations, videos and others. The division will serve both corporate priorities and Directorates’ needs for their communications to specialised audiences through a competitive portfolio of communications products and services. Specifically, the division will work with communicators across the Organisation (ONE communications function) to:

  • Support the development of the corporate communication plans co-ordinated by the Editor in Chief, in full collaboration with Directorates, both focusing on corporate priorities and supporting directorates’ specialised audience priorities on demand. Implementation of communications on corporate priorities is to be undertaken in close collaboration with the divisions on Media, social media & external engagement and Communications impact, standards & capacity building to ensure the strategic alignment of the corporate narratives.
  • Define digital strategies, policies, standards, and processes to enable the production of digital communication and its dissemination on digital platforms with quality and consistency in co-ordination with the Division on impact, communications standards & capacity building.
  • Define a corporate offer of communications and publications services adapted to the Organisation’s needs with adequate service level agreements, pricing strategy and direct billing mechanisms for directorates to support revenue generation for the Communications Directorate.
  • Act as liaison and partner for Directorates for the development of the sub-areas of the communications plan, and for directorates’ needs for the implementation of directorates’ specialised priorities.
  • Design digital communications proposals to support corporate and Directorates’ communications plans with appropriate communications products & services.
  • Create corporate creative and compelling digital and data products to engage and reach target audiences through OECD digital platforms, in collaboration with directorates.
  • Design and manage a-state-of-the art OECD-wide web presence, work with internal stakeholders, OECD-wide community of Communications experts, and external partners to build long-term capabilities for OECD web properties, maximise OECD content discoverability and increase audience engagement; manage digital communications infrastructure, workflows, and systems.
  • Centrally manage, produce, and disseminate OECD publications in high quality formats through and non-OECD channels.

Job Description

COM is looking for an Assistant Digital Editor who will work in the Digital Visual Communications unit of the Digital Communications, Web, and Publications division to support the update, editing and production of digital communications content, products, and channels in both English and French across the OECD. S/he will work under the supervision of the Digital Editor.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the Digital Editor in editing and formatting content to be ready-to-publish on corporate digital channels, adapting content by channel (websites, social media, newsletters) as necessary. Make sure to comply with OECD quality standards in both English and French.
  • Produce and update corporate web pages under the guidance of the Editor and integrate video and/or audio into the corporate web pages and products when relevant. Apply editorial processes and approval workflows in the OECD’s web content management system. Assist in the transition to the new OECD website.
  • Support the dissemination of OECD products to key stakeholders through the web such as journalists, parliamentarians, civil society.
  • Assist in the co-ordination of the editorial production planning with the relevant actors. Support the planning, production, and dissemination, in particular for key French content. Provide French content to the social media team as needed.
  • Provide research & analysis including identification and review of OECD content to feed corporate web pages, data visualisations, social media posts, publication web pages, etc.
  • Support the research and selection of images and photos to be published on the corporate web pages.
  • Help monitor editorial quality and production KPIs and draft periodic performance reports to support decision making.
  • Update editorial standards and guidelines under the guidance of the Digital Editor.
  • Participate in the development and update of a roster of vetted freelance content editors and help co-ordinate editorial calls for tender as needed.
  • Apply a user-centric continuous improvement approach that supports a constant pace of innovation; generate new ideas based on external insights.
  • Play a constructive role in the transformation of the OECD communications function, contributing to an agile, collaborative, and supportive culture marked by positive interaction and accountability among colleagues.
  • Ensure good collaboration with other divisions of COM to ensure strategic alignment.


Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic background

  • A university degree or equivalent in translation, journalism, communications, international relations, economics, international law etc.

Professional background

  • Passion for communication. Interest in the OECD’s multiple areas of expertise and sound understanding of the Organisation's substantive work.
  • Proven experience for 2-5 years in editorial, communications and publishing. A translation background (English-French and/or French-English) would be welcome.
  • Experience in content editing across multiple formats. Advanced copywriting, editing, proofreading and web publishing skills.
  • Very good social media skills.
  • Experience in digital publishing. Knowledge of OECD relevant style guides and production / publishing processes is a plus.
  • Intellectual rigour, attention to detail and ability to summarise.    
  • Good organisational, administrative, and interpersonal skills. Team spirit and confirmed ability to develop and maintain good working relations with colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to deliver quality work under tight deadlines and manage simultaneous tasks proactively.
  • Understanding of Key Performance Indicators and ability to apply them to monitor progress.
  • Solution-oriented mindset and ability to embrace change, innovate (continuous improvement, efficient processes…) and learn to use new tools and systems.


  • Solid digital skills: proficiency in Microsoft Office Software (word, excel, power point, etc.) and image processing.
  • Mastering adapted tools including:
    • Knowledge of ICT (Information and Communications Technology). Familiarity with OECD’s software package and corporate tools is a plus. 
    • Knowledge of web content management systems.
    • Notions of SEO practices.


  • Fluency in both OECD official languages (English and French).
  • Excellent written and oral command of both English and French. Ability to draft and proofread in English and French. Translation skills from English into French and vice versa.

OECD Core competencies

  • OECD staff are expected to demonstrate behaviours aligned to six core competencies which will be assessed as part of this hiring processes: Vision and Strategy (Level 1); Enable People (Level 1); Ethics and Integrity (Level 1); Collaboration and Horizontality (Level 2); Achieve Results (Level 1); Innovate and Embrace Change (Level 1). (The levels for each competency are pre-defined based on job family, grade and sub-family. Refer to the NEP Job Mapping Index, select the Job family then sub-family and click on the grade to identify the relevant competencies.)
  • There are three possible levels for each competency. The level for each competency is determined according to the specific needs of each job role and its associated grade.
  • To learn more about the definitions for each competency for levels 1-3, please refer to OECD Core Competencies.

Additional Information

Closing date

Applications should reach us by no later than 23h 59 (CEST) on 30 April 2024.

Contract Duration 

  • One-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
  • Ideal start date: 1 August 2024

Salary Information  

  • Please note that the appointment may be made at one grade lower in the specified job family, based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.


What the OECD offers

  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 4432 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
  • Click here to learn more about what we offer and why the OECD is a great place to work.
  • Click here to browse our People Management Guidebook and learn more about all aspects relating to people at the OECD, our workplace environment and many other policies supporting staff in their daily life.

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates [who are nationals of OECD member countries]*, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

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