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Volunteer Copy Editors



Posted over 30 days ago...

The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is an international volunteer-led think tank supporting and advocating the application of blockchain and other emerging technology in the global fight against climate change.


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London, N1 7SR

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are looking to recruit highly motivated and enthusiastic volunteers who will serve as Copy Editors in our External Affairs Bureau, working closely to our translation and communication teams. The ideal candidates are driven and experienced in copy-editing and proofreading, for both the private and public sectors and looking to make a difference to international climate change governance. The successful candidates will have experience in delivering projects and following tight deadlines. Key responsibilities will include:

Proofreading text and correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors Verifying factual correctness of information, such as dates and statistics Checking text for style, readability, and adherence to editorial policies Arranging page layouts of photos, articles, and advertisements Rewriting text to improve clarity and readability

What are we looking for?

Skills & Abilities:

Excellent knowledge of English language, verbal and written; Knowledge of media production and communication; Competent in managing the main software packages; Excellent attention to detail and proactive attitude; and Ability to manage work schedule flexibly across the entire week.

General & Specialist Knowledge:

Must be curious, creative, and knowledgeable about a broad variety of topics; Should be able to determine whether enough evidence exists to report on a story, and have a strong grasp of the ethics of certain stories; Ensure written work is error-free that it matches BCI publication's style; Good communication and interpersonal skills; Must be able to write clearly and with good logic, and ensure that content has correct punctuation, grammar, and syntax.

Education & Training:

Educated to at least Bachelor’s degree level; Major in English language and literature, journalism and related disciplines desired.

Relevant Experience:

Proven experience working in a similar role is essential, ideally acquired in a not-for-profit or government body; Experience of working independently and with teams to drive forward projects using own initiative.

What difference will you make?

Blockchain and other emerging technologies. Climate change and sustainability. These are two hot topic groups that have been headlining media outlets, dominating conferences & events, and gaining increasing traction in research and pilot projects. BCI is here as an expert platform to help governments, inter-governmental and regional organisations as well as relevant corporates to negotiate the complex landscape of emerging technologies for environmental good. We cement our expertise by putting in the hard work in researching, identifying and analysing the applications of emerging technologies so that informed decisions can be made by the stakeholders in the climate change and action network.  One of the most important aspects of BCI’s mission is to support legislators and policymakers to create an enabling environment for the adoption of distributed ledger technologies. To that end, this opportunity will deepen BCI's research on the interaction between existing policy frameworks and innovative technologies.


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