Consultant Editor / Proof Reader at Plan International

Posted by Emeka on Tue 23rd Apr, 2024 -

Plan International is recruiting to fill the position of: Consultant Editor / Proof Reader. Interested candidates should possess an HND / Bachelor's or Master's Degree or in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field with at least 7 years work experience.

Plan International works with children and girls in over 80 countries to help create a world where we are all equal. We work with children, young people, supporters, and partners to strive for a just world, where we are all equal. To do that, we tackle the root causes of the challenges and inequalities that children and young girls face. We’re there for children from birth until adulthood and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity.

We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels using our reach, experience, and knowledge. For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries. We won’t stop until we are all equal. In Nigeria, we are committed to empowering Girls to take action and drive change. Plan International has operated in Nigeria since 2014 and is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant Editor / Proof Reader

Location: Nigeria

Qualifications and Expertise

  • HND / Bachelor's or Master's Degree or in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field.

Professional Experience:

  • Extensive experience (minimum of seven years) working as a content editor either in the non-profit sector, freelance, or within a newspaper publishing company.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong writing skills to effectively communicate revisions and improvements to authors and writers
  • Ability to write success/impact stories from an existing project through interviews to form part of key learnings, occasionally visit to communities where the project(s) is/are being implemented.
  • Proficiency in grammar rules, punctuation, adherence to style guides, and consistency in the flow of content.
  • A keen eye for spotting errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and inconsistencies in style and tone is essential.
  • Familiarity with search engine optimization (SEO) techniques and how they apply to content editing ensures that edited content is optimized for online visibility and ranking where necessary
  • Ability to work collaboratively with writers, authors, and other stakeholders to ensure that their vision is maintained while improving the clarity, coherence, and quality of content.
  • Capability to adapt editing style and approach based on the target audience, platform, and content type (e.g., web content, academic papers, marketing materials).
  • Ability to analyze content critically, identify areas for improvement, and propose solutions to enhance readability, engagement, and effectiveness.
  • Ability to edit, suggest, and feedback constructively and professionally is essential.
  • Ability to check for originality of content, and detect plagiarism and AI-generated materials.

Portfolio of previous Work:

  • A diverse portfolio showcasing edited content across various formats and genres demonstrates proficiency and expertise in content editing.


  • Professionalism in communication and conduct.
  • Ability to take constructive criticism and incorporate feedback into designs.
  • Reliability and commitment to deadlines.

Application Closing Date
7th May, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application package, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three samples of their most relevant previous work addressed to: using the job title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Candidates are to include the specific position they are applying for in the email subject.