IAS – the International AIDS Society – unites, educates and advocates for a world in which HIV no longer poses a threat to public health and individual well-being. After the emergence of HIV and AIDS, concerned scientists established the IAS to bring together experts from around the world and disciplines to promote a concerted response to HIV. Today, the IAS and its members unite scientists, policy makers and activists to galvanize the scientific response, strengthen global solidarity and enhance human dignity for all who live with and are affected by HIV. The IAS is also the steward of the most prestigious HIV conferences in the world: the International AIDS Conference, the IAS Conference on HIV Science and the Conference on Research for HIV Prevention.
More information about IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.
The Web Editor will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to the Senior Communications Manager – Content. The position is permanent and full-time, starting as soon as possible.
Purpose of the position:
As the IAS’s first and leading web publisher, the incumbent will produce compelling web content that captures IAS messaging priorities and ensures that the IAS website engages its audience. The incumbent will curate and update the new IAS website (rolling out February 2022) and have a unique opportunity to shape the debate around the HIV response.
- Following the rollout of a new IAS website in February 2022, develop an editorial strategy with the Senior Communications Officer – Content.
- Ensure that the IAS website is always up to date and reflects IAS messaging and positioning priorities.
- Work with all departments to ensure all sections of the website are updated and mentor the various focal points on how best to do so.
- Work closely with the Digital Communications Manager to ensure search engine optimization and web analytics tracking.
- Work closely with the digital designer to produce compelling visual and multimedia content.
- Work closely with the engagement team to optimize traffic to the website.
- Ensure website text is accessible, informative and interesting, paying particular attention to narrative flow, messaging, accuracy, tone and house style [].
- Make sure web content complies with copyright and privacy regulations.
- Proactively suggest improvements to IAS web content management processes.
- Articulate website KPIs and develop a strategy to achieve them.
- Proactively translate IAS campaigns, events and messaging priorities into compelling content that serves IAS strategic priorities.
- Train communications focal points in other departments on the use of the CMS and establish an organization-wide process.
Perform any additional duties requested by the Senior Communications Officer – Content or the Director, Communications and Public Affairs.
- A degree in communications, international relations, public health or a related field is highly desirable. A completed project management course would be an asset.
- At least five years of work experience in a web editing role or experience in producing, editing and delivering multimedia content for an online audience, ideally NGOs, media, international brands or companies. other international institutions
- Experience with Drupal 9
- Previous work experience in communications, journalism, public relations and/or marketing
- A solid and versatile portfolio of well-produced web content
- Although not essential for this position, the IAS recognizes the value of the experience of living with HIV and will take this into account when assessing applications.
- Very good writing skills with the ability to write well under pressure
- Attention to detail and quality control of deliverables
- Strong understanding of how communications and messages translate to global audiences
- Ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas, as well as transfer knowledge and skills
- Excellent computer skills (MS Office essential; Adobe Photoshop an asset)
- Understanding of Web, HTML and Drupal 9 development
- Interest in UI and UX design
- Good understanding of the HIV landscape, key players and status of the HIV response
- Proactive and forward-looking
- Creative thinker and problem solver
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team to identify, explore and implement creative multimedia strategies
- Strong organizational skills, project management skills and the ability to multi-task
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment
- Knowledge of best practices and useful SEO tools.
- Written and oral communication skills in fluent English
- Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
How to register
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only on a rolling basis. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Only applicants from Switzerland, an EU/EFTA country or applicants who already have a valid Swiss work permit to work full-time will be considered. Candidates must mention their work authorization in Switzerland on their CV.
IAS is committed to ensuring a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment and to greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of our work. To help us achieve this, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates who share the values of IAS (learn more here), regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, HIV status, their race, national origin, cultural or ethnic origin, disability, religion or age.