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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Freelance Editor (Publications)

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we do not stand for!) as an employer. So, if the description below strikes a chord, we would love to hear from you.

We are proud to build careers in public policy.

  • We offer strong visionary leadership – with emphasis on research and impact at scale
  • We actively promote leadership by initiative
  • We celebrate talent and ambition
  • You will be surrounded by smart people who will challenge you and help you grow
  • You will learn faster than your peers in other organisations
  • Curiosity and irreverence, as well as responsibility, come together at CEEW
  • You will get above-market remuneration
  • We provide a safe space for all
  • At CEEW, your life is your example for others

Position offered
Freelance Editor


New Delhi

Point of Contact
Senior Communications Associate

N.A. (based per assignment)


To support the Outreach team in editing research publications, articles, explainers, and any other relevant documents per the organisation’s SOPs and style guidelines.

Experience in editing academic reports and technical research is preferred. The freelance editor should possess excellent communication and editing skills with knowledge of current affairs and be interested in ongoing debates and discussions in sustainability, public policy, and climate change. The candidate should be solution-oriented, detail-oriented, and committed to adhering to timelines.

Deliverables and Responsibilities

  • Strengthen our Executive Summaries. They must present upfront the critical research gaps the study is filling and the key findings/ recommendations in a clear, navigable format.
  • Review and suggest changes to strengthen the Executive Summary of our reports, logical flow and prevent text duplication and dense technical jargon where possible.
  • Edit reports, articles, and explainers per CEEW's publications SOP and style guide consistently.
  • Correct grammatical errors, punctuation, and spelling mistakes.
  • Provide constructive feedback and work with authors on ways to improve their work.
  • Keep up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in editing and publishing.

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Master’s/PG degree/Diploma in literature, mass communications, journalism, public policy or any related field preferred.

Work experience and other skills

  • 5+ years' experience in editing research papers, policy briefs, and reports.
  • Excellent eye for detail to identify grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting errors.
  • Able to review and revise text for clarity, coherence, flow, and overall quality
  • Must be familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style and apply the rules and conventions of referencing.
  • Comfortable editing different types of content, such as articles, blog posts, explainers, research papers, policy briefs, and other kinds of reports.
  • Effective time management skills to prioritise certain content, meet deadlines, and ensure timely delivery of edited materials.
  • Interest in sustainability issues and the ability to understand technical jargon will be an asset.
  • Excellent grasp of UK English.

Application Process

CEEW is an equal-opportunity employer, and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, or caste. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest by sending an email to [email protected] with their CV. The subject line should include the Name of the Applicant and the role offered.

We will only notify shortlisted candidates. Selected candidates will go through edit tests and a round of interviews. We appreciate your interest.


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