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Company: Devex
Associate Editor (Washington, DC)
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 11, 2013
Job ID: 1491744



Devex – the world’s leading media brand covering global development – seeks an Associate Editor to lead our coverage of recruitment and careers for the humanitarian aid, global health, and international development community.

This is the lead position for coverage of recruitment and careers in global development anywhere in the world.  This high-profile role is based in our Washington, DC headquarters.

The Associate Editor will personally create high-quality original content, from feature articles to video interviews to how-to slide-shows.  The Associate Editor will work closely with a team of Devex editors and the Director, Global Recruitment Services to help set editorial priorities, write original content, expand our web of freelance correspondents and bloggers, assign stories and edit coverage.

The ideal candidate is a journalist with a global mindset and a passion for serving an audience of aid workers and international development professionals.  It’s best if you have experience related to both global development and producing career and recruitment news, but we will seriously consider strong candidates who do not yet have this experience.  What’s most important are solid journalism skills, the ability to build a strong network of sources, and aptitude for juggling a variety of tasks without losing sight of broader strategic goals. Strong writing, interviewing and communication skills are of course also key.

This is an excellent opportunity for a journalist to hone their editorial, writing, and multimedia skills while building their profile with a large global audience.  There are international travel opportunities and the chance to manage writers and build a network of relationships in this important and dynamic field.



The main responsibilities of the Associate Editor will focus on, but not be limited to the following:

  • Producing professional original content – articles, videos, slideshows, and social media – targeted to both recruiters and job seekers
  • Cultivating a global network of freelance journalists and bloggers, assigning stories, and editing content
  • As part of the content team, developing the strategic direction for Devex’s recruitment and careers coverage



  • At least two years of work experience as a journalist, including at least some editorial experience
  • Strong multimedia and social media skills
  • International travel experience, passion for global development, and demonstrated interest in recruitment and career issues
  • Relevant undergraduate degree
  • Existing work authorization in the United States


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience at major news, lifestyle, and/or trade publications
  • Master’s degree from a top journalism or international affairs program


We are Devex, a driving force in global development on a mission to connect people, information and ideas to make a $200-billion industry do more good for more people. Through, we offer news, business information, and recruiting services to our 500,000-member community including CARE, Microsoft, World Bank UNDP, ADB, and other leading firms, donor agencies, NGOs and development professionals worldwide.

Devex and our staff have been featured and quoted in publications such as The Washington PostForeign PolicyForbesFinancial Times, and GOOD.  

Headquartered in Washington DC, and with offices in Barcelona, Manila and Tokyo, our social enterprise consists of 100 accomplished, über-smart, dynamic, exuberant staff who give their all to make sure what we do makes a difference. Devex offers competitive salaries and benefits as well as creative spaces, flexible schedules, snack-filled fridges and all the espresso you can drink. If you see yourself as part of a progressive group of global development game changers, join us!

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