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Reference no. EEA/CA/2008/2 – Editor – Contract Agent (Function Group IV)

Job description:

To work as the Agency’s editor under the Communications and Corporate Affairs programme.

Functions and duties:

  • To support the drafting and writing of a variety of EEA products including reports, briefings, brochures etc for translation and publication, and to finalise them in dialogue with EEA project managers;
  • To write and edit text for the web;
  • To improve knowledge of EU/EEA writing style among EEA staff and external providers;
  • To coordinate the work of external editors and internal and external proofreaders.


Formal requirements:

Candidates applying must satisfy the following general requirements on the closing date for the submission of applications:

  • Citizenship of one of the Member Countries of the EEA (Member States of the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey);
  • Enjoy full rights as a citizen;
  • Have fulfilled any obligation imposed by law concerning military service;
  • Meet the educational requirements as described under “Eligibility”;
  • Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the EEA Member Countries and a satisfactory knowledge of a second of these languages.

Education certificates and diplomas:

  • A university degree relevant to the field concerned attested by a diploma

Range of professional experience and skills:

  • A minimum of three years’ professional experience in editing and web editing;
  • Excellent English language skills;
  • Good general knowledge of the environment field and its terminology;
  • Analytical, interpretative and rhetorical skills;
  • Experience in editing manuscripts prepared by several contributors so that a consistent writing style and content is maintained throughout the document;
  • Experience of working in an international environment and of writing in English for a non English mother tongue audience;
  • Knowledge of the main principles of copyright;
  • Computer user skills (MS Office).


Interested candidates must apply by filling in the application form below. To the application form must be attached:

  • The template CV below duly filled in, and
  • A letter of motivation

Application Documents:

Template Europass CV
Instructions for Europass CV

Template Europass CV (the icon)

Instructions for Europass CV (the icon)

Closing date for application: Friday 20 June 2008, at 12.00 (Central European Time)

Applications sent after this date will be rejected.

Please ensure that you observe the following:

1.      Remember to take time zones into consideration when sending your application.

2.      Include both a CV using the Europass template attached above and a letter of motivation.

3.      Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an automatic reply.

4.      It is your responsibility to keep the automatic reply message as proof of submission of your application.

5.      Should you not receive an automatic reply message, please submit your application again.


The successful candidate will be offered a Contract Agent contract in accordance with the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities. The duration of the contract will be for a limited time period not exceeding three years, with the possibility of being renewed once for the same period.


Eligibility of candidates will be assessed according to compliance with all formal requirements by the closing date for the submission of applications.

Eligible candidates whose application shows evidence of all required competences and skills may be invited for an interview, which will be held for the most part in English. Pre-selected candidates will be asked to undergo a written test in the area of expertise required for the post.

Prior to contract signature, the successful candidate will be asked:

  • to provide original or certified copies of all relevant documents proving his/her eligibility, including an extract from his/her police file;
  • to undergo a compulsory medical examination to establish that he/she meets the standard of physical fitness necessary to perform the duties involved.

The Agency is an equal opportunities employer.


Any personal data provided by the User shall be processed pursuant to European Regulation related to personal data protection, in particular Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movements of such data. It shall be processed solely for the purposes of the performance, management and follow-up of information requested by the User. The User shall have the right of access to his personal data and the right to rectify any such data that is inaccurate or incomplete. Should the User have any queries concerning the processing of his personal data, he shall address them to the European Environment Agency.


Candidates who have not been admitted to the selection procedure will be notified by letter. The candidate may ask to have her/his application reconsidered by a sending a request for review to the Chairman of the Selection Committee at the address indicated on the letter within 21 calendar days from the date of the letter of notification.




Application form

Interested candidates must apply by filling in the application form below. To the application form must be attached:

E-mail (Questions only): should you have any questions, please use this email:


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