Senior Editor, Online Courses, IBFD, Amsterdam, to €5, 100 per month + excellent benefits

IBFD is the leading international provider of cross-border tax expertise. An independent, non-profit foundation, IBFD has a long-standing history in supporting and contributing to tax research and academic activities. IBFD utilizes a global network of tax experts to serve Fortune 500 companies, governments, universities, international consultancy firms and tax advisors. IBFD’s core business is research, publishing (online and print) and education in international taxation. All IBFD products are accessible through IBFD’s Tax Research Platform, the powerful online engine behind efficient tax information and research. Founded in 1938 and headquartered in Amsterdam, IBFD also has a local presence in important markets such as North America, Asia and China.

The IBFD Knowledge Centre is home to most of the tax specialists within IBFD. It is a publications and research department with staff engaged in updating and reviewing IBFD’s publications, conducting research in international tax, and lecturing on various tax topics. The Knowledge Centre is comprised of several Knowledge Groups focused either on particular geographic regions or on specialist international tax topics. The research staff of the Knowledge Centre is drawn from all over the world, mainly having expertise in the tax systems of various countries, as well as specialisation in key areas of taxation.

Currently, we have an opening for the challenging position of:

Senior Editor, Online Courses

IBFD is shortly to launch a new online course offering, divided into several subject clusters. The Senior Editor, Online Courses will superintend the creation and management of one of the subject clusters. He / She will play a key role in the design of the cluster, as well as content creation and editorial management. The role calls for sound editorial experience, commercial savviness and good interpersonal skills. The Senior Editor will report to the Head of the European Knowledge Group.

Responsibilities and activities

Overall editorial responsibility for the assigned cluster / clusters, including the following:

 Designing the online courses within the cluster
 Commissioning content creators (authors)
 Content creation
 Editorial review of courses within the cluster
 Management of author relationships
 Contributing to editorial policy formulation within the broad Online Courses portfolio
 Contributing to product development
 Liaising with related departments (e.g. Business Development, Production)


 Experience in an editorial role
 At least six years’ relevant professional experience with a tax/accounting firm, a governmental agency or an international organization dealing with domestic and international tax law
 A university degree in law, accountancy, economics or related areas, or a postgraduate degree in taxation
 Specialism in the tax law of one or more European countries


 Excellent writing and editorial skills
 A sharp eye for detail
 Excellent communication skills
 Native (or equivalent) command of the English language (knowledge of other European languages will be an advantage)
 Experience of working with learning management systems will be a distinct advantage

Salary & fringe benefits

We offer a full-time position with a salary, depending on background and relevant work experience, between EUR 4,200 and EUR 5,100 gross per month.
Completed by an attractive package of fringe benefits, including:

 Pension free of premium
 8% holiday pay
 Flexibility with 5.44% Personal Budget (individual choice to buy up to 13 days extra paid holiday per year or receive an end-of-year bonus)
 Free physiotherapy massage every three weeks

Please send your resume together with a motivational letter before 15 January 2021 to

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