Under the direction of the Director of Communications, the Editorial Associate will aid in the copy editing and proofreading of Roosevelt Institute papers and reports, ensuring that they meet Roosevelt’s standards of quality and clarity and align with the Roosevelt and CMOS style guides. The Editorial Associate serves as the deputy editor for products that require a technical, not substantive, copy edit. Exceptionally strong editing skills—including the ability to edit a variety of publication types, such as white papers and bibliographies—are essential to succeeding in this position.
This is a unionized role. This position works closely with the Director of Communications and the Program Associate(s).
- Apply technical copy edit and correct grammar and spelling within assigned publications; when necessary, suggest line edits or restructuring to improve readability.
- Ensure that the text, including the bibliography, aligns with Roosevelt’s style guide and the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS).
- In some instances, check facts and sources and raise any queries with the Director of Communications and/or the Author.
- Review names, places, dates, organizations, and statistics to ensure accuracy; copy edit graphics, charts, captions, and sources.
- Assist Director of Communications in maintaining Roosevelt’s style guide.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The Roosevelt Institute reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
- 2-4 years of experience in print and digital editorial field
- Exceptionally strong editing skills are a must.
- Strong organizational skills and time management.
- A deep understanding of the CMOS.
- A good team player, with a flexible, self-motivated, and hands-on approach.
- Acute attention to detail and ability to understand and maintain editorial and journalistic standards that are imperative
- Effective communication of information and ideas in written and verbal format and in building and maintaining relationships.
- A demonstrated comfort with data-intensive publications and research.
- Understanding of economic policy is helpful, but not required