Communications Officer

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 02

Position description

The IMF Communications Department (COM) is the International Monetary Fund's strategic center for communication. It develops and coordinates the IMF's external and internal communications strategy, shapes the key messages of the IMF, advises IMF management and staff on how best to convey key messages, and monitors and responds to what people outside the IMF say about the institution and its activity. The department is based at the IMF's headquarters in Washington, D.C. IMF publications form a vital part of the Fund's communications activities and serve as vehicles for informing the public about its views, research, and analysis. In support of this activity, the IMF is in search of a seasoned editor to serve as a Communications Officer in its Editorial and Publications Division in Washington, D.C. 

The successful candidate will work on the Fund's flagship reports, including the World Economic Outlook, Global Financial Stability Report, and Fiscal Monitor, among other publications. He or she will work closely with IMF authors, edit technical material on international economic and financial topics, and manage the production of a wide range of print and electronic publications under tight deadlines. Technical duties include supervising a digital editorial workflow and processing charts and tables for layout according to publishing industry best practices. IMF editors work with a high degree of independence and must be able to manage several projects simultaneously.  

The successful candidate will also be a well-rounded communications professional who can contribute broadly to the work of COM, helping to devise outreach strategies for particular products, events, or campaigns and serving on one or more permanent or ad hoc communications teams.


The successful candidate will have: 

  • Educational development, typically acquired by the completion of an advanced university degree, or equivalent, in communications, international relations, languages, or a related field, supplemented by a minimum of four years of relevant professional experience, is required. Alternatively, a university degree, or equivalent, and ten years of relevant professional experience are required. 
  • Besides an excellent command of written and spoken English, he/she must have extensive experience in managing all stages of manuscript development and editing, print and digital publications production (including Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, XML, and processing of economic tables, charts, and equations), team leadership, and publication distribution. 
  • Good knowledge of economic and financial issues, as well as a sound understanding of global social, political, and developmental issues. 
  • Flexibility to accommodate heavy workloads leading into the IMF’s spring and fall meetings.  

Candidates with knowledge of multimedia production, database publishing, and social media, ideally gained by working for a major international publisher, will have a distinct advantage. 

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