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Location: Canary Wharf, London, UK; office-based role with flexible, hybrid working offered
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
Hours: 35 hours per week

About the role

Team: Production
Reports to: XML Publishing Specialist
Works with: Technical (authoring), Editorial and IT teams

There are currently 8 members of the Production team. The team is responsible for producing, maintaining and managing IFRS Foundation content in DITA XML through to our content management system, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). This position works closely with technical authoring staff who draft the content in MS Word and the in-house editorial team before it is handed over to Production. Content includes IFRS Accounting Standards and the new IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards, as well as associated due process material. 

Given the formation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), the Production team has seen a considerable increase in the number of documents requiring their much-respected services. It is important for the team to maintain the highest quality level of business-as-usual activities, while continuously improving content processes and driving digital product development, all of which has prompted the need for a Publishing Assistant to join the team.

The Publishing Assistant will work as part of the IFRS Foundation’s Production team and will be responsible for assisting with the typesetting of IFRS content in DITA XML. The aim of this activity is to contribute to effective content management and publishing across the Foundation utilising existing systems and processes, which ultimately allows for the accurate and timely publication of its Standards.

Key responsibilities

Content management

  • Assist with the production and maintenance of IFRS Foundation’s content in XML and all other media formats. 
  • Specific tasks within XML include the building and editing of maps, paragraph files and tables.
  • Assist with the publication of new or updated content created by Technical Staff.
  • Contribute to bound volume publishing including: 
    • updating and organising relevant content;
    • communicating with relevant technical staff; 
    • coordinating content with other Production team members; and
    • understanding all forms of output.
  • Quality check outputs in all formats ensuring that all content is:
    • consistent;
    • error free; and
    • timely.

Business analysis and customer value creation

  • Analyse content, its structure and how it interacts with IFRS Foundation technology/products.
  • Support the creation of relevant documentation to aid current and future team members.

Customer service

  • Support Technical Staff in all aspects of their work of developing Standards.
  • Support the IFRS Foundation’s operational staff in all aspects of their work of disseminating Standards globally.
  • Offer an outstanding customer service experience to all the IFRS Foundation’s end users—professionals who use and apply the Standards.

Skills and attributes


  • Degree-level qualification or equivalent.
  • Experience of Content Management Systems.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines without this impacting accuracy or quality.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with technical authors and team members.
  • Flexible, proactive approach to delivering each job in an efficient and timely way. 
  • Ability to work in logical and systematic way.
  • Ability to motivate different stakeholders to work towards a common goal.


  • Knowledge of XML or HTML content.
  • Interest in working on accountancy, legal content or industry standards.
  • Knowledge of XQuery and XML transformations.

To apply

Please send a detailed CV/résumé to recruitment@ifrs.orgPlease include the following information or your application may not be considered:

  • the job title/position you are interested in (in the subject line of your email); and
  • covering email/letter detailing how you meet the specified role requirements and your salary expectations.

Closing date: Ongoing

Interviews are held via video conference as part of our standard international recruitment process. Due to the number of responses we receive, we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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