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Intellectual Property Watch is seeking an Associate Editor to assist with reporting, writing and publishing stories on international intellectual property policymaking at the Geneva-based United Nations institutions and World Trade Organization, as well as elsewhere in the world. Closing date: 3 August 2007.


The Associate Editor’s primary responsibility is to assist the Editor-in-Chief in reporting, writing and editing stories and features, and to oversee publication. S/he also carries out research, compiles data and checks facts for articles.

The Associate Editor also maintains a global network, including through covering a wide variety of meetings and events. Some international travel is required. S/he also oversees some web content, organising for instance the translations of IP-Watch reporting.

The Associate Editor also provides assistance in administrative matters (including assisting on databases and managing interns). S/he is a flexible, self-motivated and dynamic person with a proven ability to take initiative and work with minimum supervision in a very small team.


  • Minimum of 5 years of extensive writing experience (in journalism or policy analysis) and excellent copyediting skills; press credentials preferred
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent professional experience) in international journalism, international relations, public policy, development policy or international law
  • Prior experience in publishing regular reports and/or news services
  • Prior experience or interest in working in the non-profit sector
  • Experience in retrieving data from the web and using IT tools, including knowledge of graphic/web design and maintenance
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • High professional standards and presentation skills
  • Reliable, dynamic and able to work independently and under pressure when meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong interest in the fields of intellectual property and international trade
  • Ability and willingness to be part of a very small team in a young and rapidly evolving organisation
  • Candidates from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Swiss or EC nationality or valid Swiss work permit preferred
  • English essential, French and Spanish strong assets

Employment rate: Full time

Start date: As soon as possible

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Submit CV and two writing samples via email to:


Fax: 4122 791 6635

Mail: Intellectual Property Watch
CP 2100
1211 Geneva 2

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