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Background of this search: 

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB Group) is the leading source of development finance for Latin America and the Caribbean. It helps to improve lives by providing financial solutions and development know-how to public and private sector clients. The Group comprises the IDB, which has worked with governments for 60 years; IDB Invest, which serves the private sector; and IDB Lab, which tests innovative ways to enable more inclusive growth.

The Communications Division (DCC) of the Knowledge, Innovation and Communications Sector (KIC) uses digital intelligence, data and creativity to help position the IDB Group as the preferred partner for development in the region. DCC works with traditional and digital channels to help give visibility to stories of impact in the region.

We are looking for an experienced blog and web Content Editor who is a great storyteller to join our communications team! As a Content Editor and Blog Manager, your main duty will be to develop stories about how the IDB is improving the lives of the people in Latin America and the Caribbean and to ensure the positioning and performance of the blog. 

The team’s mission: 

The IDB's Communications Division at KIC builds and protects the reputation of the IDB Group. From this perspective, the communication effort is focused on:

  • Showcasing the IDB as the leading and trusted expert partner, who designs, implements and supports the execution of innovative and sustainable solutions through knowledge, technical cooperation and financing, to inspire and promote growth and well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 What you’ll do: 

We are looking for a passionate Content Editor and blog manager to research, plan, write and edit Mejorando Vidas and web content. The successful candidate should be a skilled writer and researcher, with an eye for detail and an understanding of the special web writing requirements. The goal is to manage the Improving Lives blog, and content production in collaboration with the communicators to produce creative web and social content to reach our audiences.

  • Translate complex narratives into compelling digital-driven stories.
  • Help to understand the message and voice of the IDB brand identity.
  • Liaise with sectors, countries, and unit communicators to create and update content.
  • Produce and publish new content in a creative way.
  • Collaborate with creative professionals (e.g. designers, photographers, videographers) to improve content presentation, to provide design recommendations that fit the Bank's narrative (images, graphics, videos, and artwork)
  • Ensure content accuracy, validate data, keep track of reliable sources, and ensure content quality.
  • Proofread and edit material for Mejorando Vidas blog and as needed for the Bank's website.

What you’ll need: 

Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.

Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in advertising, journalism, communications, or similar field.

Experience: At least 4 years of experience managing content production, edition and creation for web, blogs and social media. Knowledge in blog performance and producing reports.

Languages: English and Spanish are required. 

Core and Technical Competencies: 

  • Writing, copy editing, and proofreading experience
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage deadlines
  • Creativity and communication to develop products that meet clients' needs
  • Proficient in CMS Drupal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Social Media platforms
  • Excellent aesthetic judgment 

Opportunity Summary: 

  • Type of contract: Full-time Consultant, CNS
  • Length of contract: 12 months.
  • Location: Washington DC, USA
  • Responsible person: Communications Sr. Specialist

Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.  

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee, you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.

Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and indigenous people to apply. 

About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills but also are passionate about improving lives. 

The organization requires a COVID-19 vaccination for in-person business in the United States. Therefore, everyone working in HQ is required to present proof of vaccination status upon hire unless they qualify for a medical or religious exemption, subject to the Bank’s approval. 

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications. 

Additional Information

  • External Opening Date: Jun 17, 2022
  • External Closing Date: Jun 23, 2022
  • External Contact Email: hrsc@iadb.org
  • External Contact Name: HR Service Center
  • Job Field: Technical Support
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