10-12 months (with possibility of renewal).
At least 2 years.
€3,000 - €3,500 (based on full time employment)
An EU passport or valid work permit to work in the Netherlands is needed.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
As soon as possible.
About the Foundation
The Access to Medicine Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation, based in Amsterdam, that seeks to transform the global healthcare ecosystem by motivating and mobilising companies to expand access to their essential healthcare products in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The core pillar of our work is analysing how pharmaceutical companies and other essential healthcare companies currently address the affordability and accessibility of their products in these countries, and highlighting gaps, best practices and opportunities. To translate our research into real-world change, we engage with a wide network of global health stakeholders, including pharmaceutical companies, governments, international agencies such as the United Nations and World Health Organization, media, and investors.
What you will be doing
As Writer/Editor, you will focus on copy- and content-editing, including by developing visuals and layouts that support our messages. You will lead and deliver publications projects (for example, research reports), working closely with our policy experts and research teams to help shape and structure findings and insights into digestible texts. You will work on a broad range of texts and tools, from research reports and policy briefs, to headlines, web content, meeting reports and direct mails.
You will be joining our Communications team, reporting to the Publications Manager. Our teamwork style is highly collaborative, yet with clear ownership of different streams and projects. We work closely with colleagues at all levels of the organisation, including the CEO and members of the engagement and research teams. The Communications team plays a central role within the Foundation.
Your main tasks and responsibilities
Lead and deliver editorial projects. This ranges from smaller-scale projects (e.g., op-eds and articles) up to larger research reports (e.g., the Access to Medicine Index).
Copywriting and copyediting. This involves working across a wide range of formats such as policy briefs, news releases, media pitches, news articles, web copy, social media posts, FAQs and direct mails. You will need to consider how to communicate the Foundation’s findings in ways that suit different channels, and to create written materials that meet the needs of different teams across the Foundation.
Bring reports to life via layout and design. This includes supporting researchers to convert their data into informative figures (graphs, charts, infographics, etc) that tell a story and support their written findings. As the project progresses, you will work closely with a designer to bring content to life on the page.
Your skills include:
Writing quickly and crisply, to a brief, and incorporating feedback as needed.
Tailoring content to specific audiences.
Making complex ideas accessible.
Identifying the story and making sure it is powerfully told, across both text and visuals.
Editing others’ work to improve style, structure, flow, robustness, and/or argumentation.
Working directly with colleagues to help convert their insights and findings into clear pieces of communication.
Managing processes and projects from start to finish.
Proofreading to ensure text is error-free and in line with house style.
Working across multiple projects, with multiple stakeholders.
Proactive, with a proven ability to work independently as well as in a team.
Open and solutions-oriented, able to give and take feedback constructively and be pragmatic.
Agile and adaptable, able to work to multiple deadlines and think creatively when under pressure.
Proud of what you do, careful and thorough, and determined to make sure your work is delivered to the highest standards.
Eligible to work in the Netherlands. EU citizenship or a valid work permit to work in the Netherlands is needed. The position will be based in Amsterdam.
Fully fluent in English (preferably as a first language); Dutch or other language skills are a plus.
Experience and qualifications
Essential: 2 years’ experience as a writer/editor, or other relevant experience. Relevant experience could include working as a journalist, publishing assistant, editor, content manager, in magazine journalism or in science communications.
An advantage: knowledge of global health issues and/or the healthcare sector and/or the pharmaceutical industry. A proven ability to quickly learn new topics is also an advantage.
An advantage: qualifications in communications, journalism or editing.
An advantage: experience using InDesign and InCopy.
An advantage: experience of working with researchers, analysts or other ‘content providers’ to develop editorial projects and reports that are visually appealing and excellently written.
What we offer you
A dynamic, innovative, working environment with an international team based in our Amsterdam office.
Hybrid options available: 2-3 days per week in our office in Amsterdam, with the option to work from your home in the Netherlands on the remaining days. (This position is not available for remote working in a country outside the Netherlands.)
The opportunity to help achieve effective and impactful communications streams, with space to be creative and propose new solutions.
Benefits include 25 holidays on an annual basis based fulltime employment (40 hours per week), mandatory company pension scheme, holiday allowance and reimbursement of public transport to work (if living more than 10km from the office).
Want to apply?
Is this the job for you? To apply, show us what you can do: send your CV (max. 2 pages) as well as a portfolio of your most relevant work (articles, reports, blog posts, letters…), with a motivation letter that explains why you will excel in this position, and why you particularly want to join the Access to Medicine Foundation.
Please apply by email to Mireille Deen at email@example.com.
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. The application will not be considered unless it is complete and all supporting documentation has been provided. There will be no compensation for relocation costs.