Korea Productivity Center (KPC) is a government-affiliated organization under the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy. It was established by law in 1957, with an ambitious, broad mandate to enhance workforce productivity and improve the national economy.
Today, KPC provides a diverse array of training and consulting services to enable public and private sector actors to meet the risks and opportunities presented by Industry 4.0, and hence a build more resilient and prosperous future.
The Sustainability Management Initiative at KPC is comprised of two complementary units: the Social Value Innovation Center, and the Sustainable Management Center. Whilst the two centers undertake different projects, both are engaged in advancing the sustainability and ESG practices of large Korean companies and state-owned enterprises. This work involves providing consulting services on corporate sustainability strategies and ESG reporting – including the development of sustainability reports in line with international standards, such as GRI, SASB, and Integrated Reporting.
The Initiative is now looking to add suitably qualified editors to its existing roster, which is called upon to edit English-language corporate sustainability reports prior to publishing.
Editors provide high-quality editorial services for draft documents co-developed by the Initiative and client companies, such as sustainability reports and other non-financial disclosure materials. They work remotely in a freelance capacity and are contacted on a project-by-project basis.
**Duties and responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Social Value Innovation Center, he/she will be responsible for:
• Proofreading and editing sustainability/ESG/integrated reports and other corporate reporting materials as necessary.
• Acquiring a basic understanding of assigned material and related topics (sustainability, ESG, non-financial disclosures, CSR, etc.) and ensuring written content is professional, clear to read, and suitable for the target audience.
• Rectifying substantive errors or inconsistencies in the text and, when necessary, comparing translated English drafts with the original Korean drafts in order to clarify ambiguous words, sentences or phrasing.
• Delivering quality work whilst meeting tight publishing deadlines.
**Required Experience and Qualifications
• University degree in any subject from an English-speaking country;
• Native or native-level English proficiency;
• Professional working proficiency in Korean;
• Previous relevant work experience in the preparation and revision of complex documents;
• Exemplary written communication skills in English, time management, and attention to detail.
Depending on editorial needs, editors on the roster may be contacted to determine their availability throughout the year, whilst most work is undertaken during the summer. Compensation for editorial work is calculated on a per project basis and based on the total word count (English) of the relevant documents. Editors will not be expected to travel to KPC or other venues for this role.
Interested candidates should send an email with their resume (mandatory), 1~2 writing samples (recommended), and letter of interest (optional).
Candidates will be assessed on a rolling basis and must possess a valid visa to work in the Republic of Korea; those shortlisted may be invited to participate in a short telephone interview. Applicants deemed to meet all of the requirements will be added to the roster of editors.
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