1+ months


ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Job Summary

Reporting to the SeniorDirector, Communications and Content in the Communications Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for writing ICANN communications content, including announcements, blogs, speeches, articles and more.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Write content concerning a variety of technical and non-technical topics that involve ICANN and its community, its work and functions, through announcements,blogs, speeches, reports, newsletters, brochures, and other multimedia content.
  • Emphasize and communicate ICANN’s key messages.
  • Revise existing content for non-technical audiences.
  • Revise documents multiple times as new issues arise and track revisions.
  • Write content that conforms to ICANN’s Written Style Guidelines and Global English standards.
  • Perform research and interviews with relevant stakeholders and experts.
  • Determine the audience needs and goals for content.
  • Write clear, concise and grammatically correct copy.
  • Drive the creation of original concepts that result in effective and compelling communication.
  • Understand different language styles that appeal to various target markets.
  • Maintain a clear and consistent brand voice that properly represents ICANN internally and externally.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • English language fluency (writing and speaking), must have English as a first language.
  • Superior writing skills in English (American English and Associated Press Style are the ICANN standards).
  • Excellent global English writing skills.
  • Writing content of various lengths, from short paragraphs to longer reports of 100+ pages.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and organized.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Working with Adobe products like Acrobat Pro and newsletter platforms like Constant Contact.
  • Working independently and coordinating with team members via online tools.
  • Writing for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Simplifying technical language for non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent listening, collaboration, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts, particularly related to the operation of the Internet.
  • Sound judgment and tact when interacting with various stakeholders.
  • Multitasking abilities.
  • Setting and meeting tight project deadlines.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques.
  • General understanding of the Internet functions, ICANN technical ecosystem, and Internet governance is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Knowledge of web and document layout is an advantage, but not a requirement.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, in Communications, Journalism, English, or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience writing for the private or public sector.
  • Experience working for a global organization and having written content translated into multiple languages.


  • Fluency, both written and spoken, in English is required.
  • Multilingual or bilingual a plus, ideally in one of the following languages: Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, or Russian.
  • ICANN is a global organization that values diversity; preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated skills in additional languages besides English.

Posted: 2020-02-18 Expires: 2020-06-18

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