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Technical Editor, Economic Editing, Federal Reserve Board

Production Editor (Short-Term Consultant), World Bank Water Global Practice

Manager, Partner Development, National Network Engagement, First Book

Communications Coordinator, Marketing/Communications, First Book

Senior Director, Books and Digital Publishing, American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

Posted May 21, 2018
Technical Editor, Economic Editing, Federal Reserve Board

The Technical Editor edits text, tables, and graphics in materials prepared by the staff of the research divisions. Using standard editorial techniques and a general knowledge of economics, particularly the areas relevant to the divisions, the technical editor ensures that these materials conform to established standards of grammar, language usage, style, and format. The technical editor may assist higher-level editors in carrying out their assignments as well as assist in the development of lower-level editors. The technical editor uses standard software for word processing, spreadsheets, and document publishing and has the technical expertise to support the section’s intranet maintenance.

Job Qualifications
Candidates for this position must meet the following qualifications:

  • Two to four years of experience in technical or academic writing or editing, including editing tables and figures
  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in English or the social sciences
  • Serious attention to detail and commitment to high-quality work
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and adapt to shifting priorities

The ideal candidate may also have the following qualifications:

  • Experience providing feedback to others, such as tutoring, teaching, or university writing center experience
  • Experience working with non-native English speakers; foreign language ability is not required but may be helpful
  • Experience in editing using tracked changes in Microsoft Word and managing documents in Microsoft SharePoint
  • Experience using a style guide
  • Have solid project management skills, including organization and time management
  • College-level coursework in economics; understanding of the role of the Federal Reserve
  • Awareness of section 508 requirements and accessibility best practices
  • Basic facility with document design and web design

Applicants for this position will be required to take an editing test.

The direct link to apply is: The job posting number is 20840. To submit a formal application, use the “Apply Online” button on the job posting.

Posted May 7, 2018
Production Editor (Short-Term Consultant), World Bank Water Global Practice

Employment type: Part-time, hourly
Application deadline: May 21, 2018

Start date: July 2, 2018
Location: Remote or Washington, DC

About the Water Global Practice
Launched in 2014, the Word Bank Group’s Water Global Practice brings together financing, knowledge, and implementation in one platform. By combining the Bank’s global knowledge with country investments, this model generates more firepower for transformational solutions to help countries grow sustainably.

Duties and Accountabilities
The consultant serving as a production editor reports to the Water Global Practice (GP) Publishing Associate and ultimately to the Practice Manager of Strategy and Operations. The person in this position will:

  • Manage production of small, medium, large, and fast-track knowledge publications (both print and digital) and occasional communications content. Examples of large and fast-track projects include flagships (and associated electronic derivatives, as needed).
  • Provide editorial services as requested by the Water GP Publishing Associate.
  • Liaise with the Water GP Publishing Associate to confer with and advise clients to determine the nature of editorial and production job requested, including type of product as it affects quality and production approaches, client deadlines, etc.
  • Maintains ongoing contact with client throughout production life of project, serving as a link between clients and contractors.
  • Outsource to, schedule, manage, and monitor the work of vendors/consultants/contractors—copy editors, typesetters, translators, and designers—to ensure timely publication, identifying and resolving problems and conflicts.
  • Disseminate knowledge products via World Bank web portal
  • Create purchase orders for vendors
  • Monitor the quality, timeliness, and cost-effectiveness of work assigned to outside personnel.
  • Maintain ongoing contact with authors and clients throughout the life cycle of the production of the project, serving as link between clients and vendors.


  • Experience in professional editorial and production environments or related work and training, preferably in scholarly, reference, or professional publishing.
  • Strong editorial and project management/organizational/time management skills and the ability to track and monitor key deliverables for multiple projects, ensuring timely, quality outputs with calm resourcefulness under pressure of deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to coordinate the production and quality control process of individual projects from manuscript to final product while maintaining positive relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, client orientation, and ability to work effectively with internal and external clients in a multicultural and matrix management environment as a team member as well as a team leader.
  • Demonstrated willingness to provide help, assistance, and support when others are in need, and to lead or follow, depending on the needs of the team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to edit and proofread content written by others, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent command of English grammar, punctuation, and Chicago and World Bank editorial style and usage.
  • Understanding of or ability to learn Bank publishing policies and practices.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technology quickly.
  • Ability to work with graphic design and web development vendors.

Interested parties should contact Erin Barrett at

Posted April 6, 2018
Manager, Partner Development, National Network Engagement, First Book

About First Book: First Book, a 501c3 nonprofit social enterprise, tackles a pervasive and entrenched issue affecting the 32 million children from low-income families in the U.S. and Canada: unequal access to literacy and educational opportunities. By providing books and educational resources to schools and programs, First Book is elevating the quality of education and improving the lives of children in need.

To date, First Book has provided more than 170 million new books, educational resources and basic needs items to children from low-income families. First Book has also aggregated the largest and fastest growing community of educators and program leaders serving children in need in North America.

About the position: First Book is seeking an energetic, highly motivated, business-minded individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate must possess a drive to make a difference in the lives of children in need through business growth and development. The National Network Engagement Team resides at the forefront of First Book’s growth trajectory, as it is responsible for growing the network of programs and teachers we serve and for driving usage of First Book’s resources. The Partner Development Manager is responsible for growing their portfolio, including cultivating, managing and leveraging partnerships within the nonprofit sector to generate awareness for First Book, connect new members to First Book’s network, and stimulate usage of First Book resources through revenue-driving activities – resulting in the delivery of more resources to children in need.

A best-fit candidate will have a strong track record of success building meaningful partnerships while working toward goals and deadlines. An ideal candidate for this position will be well-versed in issues related to cultural competency, equity and inclusion. This Partner Development Manager position focuses on fostering relationships and delivering measurable impact. This position is an ideal fit for someone who enjoys thriving in a changing and flexible work environment and who is highly collaborative.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Partnership Development – Work with the Director and Partnership Team to identify, cultivate and manage key partner relationships, with a primary focus on large-scale organizations. Develop new relationships and initiatives to grow partnership portfolio. Determine action steps for moving new partnerships forward. Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding your focus areas and be aware of external issues facing specific partners. Understand the landscape of partners in your focus areas. Educate yourself on prospective partners. Be entrepreneurial in your space.
  • Relationship Management – Develop a deep understanding of partner needs and obstacles to maximizing use of First Book’s resources; translate insight into partner strategy. Develop a comprehensive understanding of how First Book can support the mission and goal of each partner; utilize that knowledge to create mutually beneficial partnership strategies. Proactively and creatively support your partners. Approach each existing partnership with a strategic outlook and build action plans accordingly. Design and implement partner outreach strategies and communication plans. Foster direct and open lines of communication with partners. Provide exceptional responsiveness, project management and extraordinary attention to detail on behalf of your partners. Act as the “voice of the partner” internally, understanding and representing your partner’s needs within First Book and advocating on behalf of your partners.
  • Engagement Stimulation – Work with partners to develop high-impact proposals that define and implement relevant strategies to stimulate engagement in large-scale ways. Identify measurable opportunities for registration and usage stimulation. Prioritize your partner accounts to support funded efforts. Identify new funding opportunities, and package them in a way that can be presented to potential funders. Help develop new engagement opportunities based on partner objectives/goals. Make recommendations to Director around strategies/action plans for connecting with assigned partner networks, and execute resulting initiatives.
  • Project Management — Lead execution of partner-related initiatives. Lead cross-functional planning meetings, create project plans, draft strategic briefs, execute flawlessly, and measure and report on results. Understand how to navigate and coordinate internally among cross-functional teams. Represent First Book as the lead in all communications with partners.
  • First Book Representation – Represent First Book at partner meetings, conferences, panels, receptions and speaking engagements. Plan and execute national presentations and partner facing collateral accordingly. Host webinars and lead conference calls.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a high level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Must have proven ability to successfully collaborate, manage and clearly communicate in a cross-functional environment
  • Must be highly organized and results-driven. Must be able to meet and/or exceed financial goals and deadlines. Must possess a strong attention to detail
  • Must have a creative approach to problem solving, can-do attitude, and ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be motivated to excel at revenue-driving activities
  • Must be flexible and adaptable. Must be extremely comfortable with and motivated by change
  • Interest in working in a fun and creative professional environment a must
  • A minimum of 5 years project management experience required
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required

Education and/or Experience:

  • Five years of relevant work experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience in the nonprofit sector preferred
  • Ability to travel (10% travel)

TO APPLY: Candidates are invited to submit a resume and a cover letter to No phone calls please.

Posted April 6, 2018
Communications Coordinator, Marketing/Communications, First Book

Communications Coordinator, Marketing/Communications, First Book

About First Book: First Book, a 501c3 nonprofit social enterprise, tackles a pervasive and entrenched issue affecting the 32 million children from low-income families in the U.S. and Canada: unequal access to literacy and educational opportunities. By providing books and educational resources to schools and programs, First Book is elevating the quality of education and improving the lives of children in need.

To date, First Book has provided more than 170 million new books, educational resources and basic needs items to children from low-income families. First Book has also aggregated the largest and fastest growing community of educators and program leaders serving children in need in North America.

About the position: The Communications Coordinator will support First Book’s content efforts across social media, web, blog and other channels. The coordinator will report to the Content Director, with a dotted line to the Senior Director of Communications for select projects.

The Coordinator should have experience in social media, including familiarity with scheduling tools. Successful candidates must have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal. Individual must be well organized and able to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, basic HTML, WordPress, or FinalCut Pro is highly desirable. The ability to work in a highly collaborative environment is essential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Social Media: Work with Content Director to manage First Book’s presence and online community on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest, supervising and collaborating other Marketing Communications staff to curate and create content:
    • Monitor and join conversations about First Book and other topics relevant to our mission across the web
    • Cultivate and create a strong sense of community among First Book’s existing social media audience; react and respond quickly to conversations and comments directed at First Book and our major partners
    • Monitor and respond to negative comments and any issues that might affect First Book’s reputation or its partners
  • Content Campaigns: Work with the relevant teams within First Book to create content. Help manage the First Book editorial calendar. Contribute content to First Book’s blog and social channels, both by writing original content and coordinating with contributors.
  • Web Site: Update content on as needed, and help monitor performance of the website, working with other staff members. Familiarity with WordPress is highly desirable.
  • Manage communications assets: Manage the organization of First Book’s communications assets, including its photo library, logo library, infographics, research, design files, print and digital collateral. Provide assets to other departments as needed.
  • Research: Collect, catalog and organize relevant, First Book’s own first-party and reputable third party data and research for the purpose of including in proposals and in shared content. Keep internal teams apprised of new findings to incorporate in proposals, presentations and media materials.
  • Other duties as assigned


Candidates should possess a college degree, a minimum of two years work experience, or equivalent internships, and a strong interest in business-minded nonprofit organizations. Qualified candidates must also:

  • Possess strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to think creatively and tell compelling, impactful stories
  • Possess strong organization and time management skills
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Be self-motivated and take initiative
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Be passionate about making a tangible, measurable difference in the lives of those First Book serves.

Education and/or Experience:

  • BA/BS in marketing, communications, journalism or other related field
  • Min. 2 years experience or equivalent in social media, web-based marketing and/or communications preferred

TO APPLY: Candidates are invited to submit a resume, two writing samples and a cover letter that details your interest in the position to No phone calls please.

Posted April 4, 2018
Senior Director, Books and Digital Publishing, American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

About the Job
This position is responsible for planning and developing an editorial program consisting of books and digital products that align with APhA’s mission to help pharmacists improve patient care, and maximize non-dues revenue for the Association

The Primary Responsibilities are:

Function 1 (Leadership/Strategic & Financial Management)

  • Direct the Books and Digital Publishing Department
  • Develop and monitor the departments multiple annual budgets
  • Monitor and update projects’ P&L, monitor and update department’s revenue performance
  • Oversee the royalty process; Oversee and monitor licensing, rights, permission revenue
  • Develop strategic Acquisition plan with other APHA internal stakeholders for digital, print and other products that meet mission-critical information needs for members and others
  • Develop, negotiate, and nurture profitable relationships with other publishers, digital vendors and with foreign rights agent.
  • Identify potential authors, develops relationships and recruit new authors.
  • Work collaboratively with the Sr. Director, Marketing to develop the annual publications promotion and sales plan, APhA Exhibits and Digital Platform Programs.

Function 2 (Editorial/Productions Management)
Ensure consistently high quality in the writing, the design, and production of print and eBooks, PharmacyLibrary, and marketing materials.

  • Manage the product development process for both books and digital material
  • Write, edit, or review and comment on the APhA catalog, print and digital promotional pieces, e-commerce on, Publine, Distributors Bulletin, the proposed title of each book, book covers, back cover book copy, proposed page design of specific books, and news releases
  • Update monthly the publication schedule, covering the present year and the following year
  • Oversee the protection of APhA titles’ copyrights

Function 3 (Staff Management)

  • Recruit, instruct, and supervise department staff and external publishing project managers and personnel
  • Recommend new or temporary staff as needed, as well as provide supporting financial rationale
  • Draft annually goals and objectives for the department and work with staff to develop individual performance plan (IPP) for professional and departmental growth. Conduct midyear and annual performance reviews of department staff

Education Required:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in publishing, English, and journalism

Experience Required:
5-10 years of management experience in an STM publishing environment, preferably book and digital publishing Understanding digital publishing platforms and XML (preferred)

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates may apply by submitting resume and cover letter as one (1) document online at:

The American Pharmacists Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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