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Senior Program Officer, Editor

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Senior Program Officer, Editor (Remote-Worldwide)

Communications All Cities, District of Columbia

Job Title: Editor

Start Date: Immediately

Reports to: Senior Manager, Communications

Verra is a global leader helping to address the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges. As a mission-driven non-profit organization, Verra is committed to helping reduce and remove greenhouse gas emissions, improve livelihoods, and protect natural resources across the private and public sectors. Verra manages a portfolio of standards, including the:

  • Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) the world’s leading carbon crediting program, with more than 1,800 registered projects in 80 countries that account for two-thirds of all voluntary carbon market transaction volume, and over one billion credits issued to date.
  • Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta) a flexible framework for assessing and reporting on the sustainable development benefits of project-based activities.
  • Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards to identify projects that simultaneously address climate change, support local communities and smallholders, and conserve biodiversity.
  • Plastic Waste Reduction Program to enable robust impact assessment of new or scaled-up waste recovery and recycling projects around the globe.

With environmental and social actions growing rapidly and attracting growing public and media attention, Verra is scaling up its communications work and is looking for an Editor to ensure the quality of all communications-related documents that are produced.

A day with Verra might include:

  • Reviewing the text of a newsletter with a view to correcting errors and advising on ways to improve the clarity and concision of wording.
  • Advising on the structure and flow of an opinion piece being drafted by a senior staff member about the role of carbon offsetting.
  • Drafting explanatory text for a new provision in the organization’s style guide.

Specific functions that you are responsible for delivering

  • Editing: review the content of communications-related documents (e.g., blogposts, press releases, social media posts) to ensure that they are well expressed, reasoned, and structured.
  • Copyediting: ensure that communications-related documents are, inter alia , grammatically and syntactically correct, consistent, concise, aligned with stylistic guidance, and factually correct.
  • Proofreading: provide final authoritative review of communications-related documents prior to their release.
  • Developing the organizational style guide: set writing standards for the organization related to spelling, grammar, punctuation, and language use (terminology); support efforts to socialize this style guide throughout the organization; and continue to update and refine it.

You bring with you…

  • Relevant experience in editing, copyediting, and/or proofreading, typically gained through professional employment or consulting in one or more of these areas.
  • An appreciation for concise and direct expression and a willingness to identify and explain how others’ writing can be improved.
  • A very close attention to detail, as you will be responsible for ensuring that all communications-related documents are free from factual, grammatical, syntactical, and typographical errors before public release.
  • Strong organizational skills and self-discipline to be able to prioritize and work eciently and effectively under deadlines in an independent manner.
  • Ability to maintain a professional approach and demeanor in high-pressure situations and to work with stakeholders and partners from different countries and cultures.
  • Work experience in climate change and/or sustainable development would be an asset but is not a requirement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Fluency in English is essential.

In this role, you will grow and expand your expertise by…

  • Supporting a high-functioning team to deliver a broad range of communications functions for both small, short-term projects and long, large-term projects. The ability to make an impact is enormous.
  • Working at a fast-paced, environmentally focused non-profit organization.
  • Expanding your network of professionals working on climate and sustainable development, including government ocials, private-sector actors, NGOs, and others.
  • Learning from a diverse group of climate and sustainable development leaders with vision and other passionate professionals at Verra.

You will know you are successful, if…

  • You effectively serve on a team of professionals dedicated to communicating Verra’s work to global audiences.
  • The products that you help the team create and distribute resonate, reach their target audiences, and help Verra make measurable progress toward its goals.
  • You support your team to achieve deliverables across the nish line on schedule.

You will join a team…

  • From diverse locations and backgrounds, including carbon market experts, project developers, consultants, climate negotiators, researchers, auditors, and more.
  • Committed to driving finance at scale to projects and programs that advance climate action and sustainable development through high-quality standards and programs.
  • Embodying the values Verra has established for itself: Teamwork, Results, Integrity, Balance, and Exploration.

Compensation at Verra

To help us attract and retain top talent, Verra pays employees competitively to the market. In return, we expect each employee to, at a minimum:

  • Meet expectations in terms of work effort and performance;
  • Take the initiative to build the skills and knowledge needed to do their job effectively; and
  • Embody Verra’s values.

For this position, the indicative starting salary range is USD $59,161-$72,207, depending on experience.

Salary is one component of Verra’s total compensation package which also includes:

  • Health, vision and dental care, and life insurance;
  • Verra contributions to each employee’s retirement plan;
  • Verra contributions as required by national labor laws in countries where staff are located;
  • Paid Time Off (PTO), comprising 22-30 days plus ten floating holidays, sabbatical after five years of service, and other leave allowances; and
  • Funds to support professional development.

Verra provides equal opportunity for all job applicants and employees and is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination. We conduct our recruitment and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.

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