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Technical Editor

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location South Africa - Africa
Town/City Pretoria
Salary Additional Information R145 920 per annum
Salary Range 121,000 - 199,999
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 19/09/2008
Company Name South Africa National Biodiversity Insitute
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Directory Entry : Conservation and Ecology Jobs in South Africa with...The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) leads and coordinates research, and monitors and reports on the state of biodiversity in South Africa. The institute provides knowledge and information, gives planning and policy advice and pilots best-practice management models in partnership with stakeholders. SANBI engages in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, leads the human capital development strategy of the sector and manages the National Botanical Gardens as 'windows' to South Africa's biodiversity for enjoyment and education.
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An enthusiastic, dedicated, professional and responsible person is required to provide efficient and smooth-running editorial services to SANBI's Publication Section. Appointment requires a Degree with English as a major or post graduate qualification in biological field or portfolio of own publications coupled with 2-5 years relevant experience.

The successful candidate will be tasked with:
• Technical editing and proofreading of manuscripts in the biological field, electronically or on hard copy (language often needing extensive improvement).

• Incorporating corrections/changes to manuscripts.

• Liaising with team members (other editors, graphic designers, artists, Bookshop), authors, referees, printing houses .

• Obtaining quotes and seeing publications through the press

• Co-ordinating delivery of books from printers and handling invoices.

• Editorial advice on various other documents.

In addition to the aforementioned requirements, you demonstrate the ability to maintain sound interpersonal relations and have an excellent spoken and written command of English as well as a passion for working with a diversity of people; you should not hesitate to apply. Knowledge of MS Office is essential. A valid Code B drivers licence with one year practical driving experience is essential.

SANBI offer an annual salary of R145 920 per annum and additional fringe benefits, which include attractive medical and pension schemes.

Applications must be accompanied by a letter of motivation as to why the applicant should be favorably considered for the position. All applications will be considered, with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups. .

SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position. Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI.

Enquiries contact Ms Emmy Tsienyane on 012 843 5217 or email tsienyane@sanbi.org

Contact Ms Wendy Manwatha on 012 843 5229 or preferably, forward a letter and concise CV to recruitmentpta@sanbi.org or fax to 012 843 5263. Postal applications are to be addressed to The Deputy Director HR, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria 0001

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