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Content editor (English), Freelance job
20-40%, Freelance / Remote, SRG-SSR SWI Bern

SWI swissinfo.ch publishes both background and up-to-date reports in ten languages using a variety of media. The information platform is aimed at an international audience and at Swiss citizens living abroad, and reaches over 80% of internet users around the world.

Your mission

SWI swissinfo.ch closely follows and reports on topics of international relevance from Switzerland. These range from politics and Swiss foreign affairs to the negotiations taking place in International Geneva. We are seeking a freelance editor to work with our journalists covering these topics, as well as others on occasion.

As an English-language content editor, you will help journalists shape their stories and ensure that the final edit aligns with SWI swissinfo.ch's international orientation and editorial strategy.

Concretely, this means discussing and honing the story angle with journalists throughout the research and writing process and editing the final version for clarity, accuracy and flow.

This job is being offered on a freelance, hourly-rate basis. Estimated time per week is between 10 and 15 hours.

Your profile

  • You have at least 5 years professional experience editing for international media
  • You have experience working across all beats and topics
  • You have a good understanding of all editorial formats
  • Experience editing multimedia content (i.e. video scripts)
  • You are a skilled collaborator and communicator
  • You are available to support journalists throughout the work week when they have stories ready to be discussed / edited.
  • You are a native English speaker. Full proficiency in another SWI language is an asset.
  • We have a preference for editors with knowledge on Switzerland

What we have to offer

  • An experienced multicultural team of journalists working in 10 languages
  • A varied and dynamic position working in online publishing within the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, Switzerland's public service media
  • Possibility to work remotely

We welcome and actively encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and communities.
«In this role you have the chance to help shape swissinfo.ch's multifaceted coverage, working closely with experienced journalists to tell stories of global relevance»

Virginie Mangin, Head of Editors

Our promise

What does it take to reach people in Switzerland using high-quality formats? Expertise, enthusiasm and an inspiring, exciting environment where everyone can get involved and develop. To get the best people to perform the best they can, they need an inspirational place to work: Welcome to the world of SWI swissinfo.ch!

High-quality journalism is our core business and passion. We have editorial freedom, encourage creativity and provide plenty of room for new and valuable content.

For us, high-quality journalism is also digital. That is why we explore new opportunities and experiment with new forms and formats: digitally, interactively and across different media. We create content that is in tune with the times and has its finger firmly on its audience’s pulse.

We work self-reliantly, in the spirit of partnership and help to shape our working atmosphere in a truly distinctive way. Our success is built as much on the personal strengths of our employees as it is on their professional qualities.

We reach and touch the whole of Switzerland with our programmes. In our work, we act respectfully and independently, which is how we encourage people to form opinions and strengthen diversity. We are proud of our work and of our contribution to Switzerland.

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Contact

About the position
Virginie Mangin
Head of Editors
virginie.mangin@swissinfo.ch

Veronica DeVore
Head of Audience
veronica.devore@swissinfo.ch

About the application process
Frau Maryline Cerf
Leiterin Human Resources SWI
Phone +41 58 136 28 00

Location

    • SWI swissinfo.ch
    • Schwarztorstrasse 21
    • 3007 Bern

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