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Technical Editor, Economic Editing, Federal Reserve Board

Managing Editor, Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Congressional Research Review Specialist, Congressional Research Service (CRS)

Editor, Publishing and Editorial Resources Section (PUB), Congressional Research Service (CRS)

Lead Editor (part-time), United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

Associate Editor, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)



Posted July 27, 2017
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 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 using tracked changes in Microsoft Word and in co-authoring 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: https://www.federalreserve.gov/start-job- search.htm. The job posting number is 20484. To submit a formal application, use the “Apply Online” button on the job posting.




Posted July 16, 2017
Managing Editor, Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Duties and Responsibilities

The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML), published by Harvard University Press, launched in 2010 with the mission to offer major literary texts of medieval and Byzantine culture in literature, history, philosophy, and other realms of learning. The series has three aims: to make texts readily accessible in both content and price to a broad readership of English speakers, while also meeting the standards of experts; to equip non-specialist readers with the basic information needed to understand and appreciate the text; and to keep volumes in print for a long time. Each volume is bilingual, presenting a source text with an English translation on the facing page. General readers, undergraduate and graduate students, and professional scholars from within and without medieval and Byzantine studies are the target audience. DOML began with a focus on three languages: Byzantine Greek, Medieval Latin, and Old English. The series now numbers 49 volumes, and is poised to incorporate additional vernacular languages with a new subseries, Medieval Iberia. Working closely with the General Editor and the Subseries Editors, and with Harvard University Press, the Managing Editor will manage all aspects of the editorial and production process: create policies and style guides for the series, issue contracts, assign and oversee translations, set and enforce timelines, prepare the annual budget, organize annual board meetings, and plan outreach for the series, including through presentations and attendance at scholarly conferences. The Managing Editor will also train and supervise Harvard graduate students and undergraduate summer interns.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Medieval Studies, Byzantine Studies, Classics, or related field.
  • Advanced language skills in Latin or Greek are required.
  • Familiarity with Dropbox, Asana, Word, and Excel is required.

Additional Qualifications

  • Candidates must have strong computer and editorial skills, together with a background in any area of the humanities with specialization in Medieval Studies. Strict attention to detail, and excellent communication skills, are particularly important.

To Apply

The position remains open until filled. Please submit résumé and cover letter detailing relevant qualifications by clicking the link below.

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=42929BR

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).




Posted June 23, 2017
Congressional Research Review Specialist, Congressional Research Service (CRS)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking a senior Congressional Research Review Specialist to work in the CRS Review Office. The Review Office is a four-person unit within the Office of the Director. The Review Office is responsible for the final agency review and approval of all CRS written research products, including reports, confidential memoranda, congressional testimony, and seminars, briefings, and presentations for Members of Congress and congressional committees and staff. Each Review Specialist is responsible for reviewing up to two dozen CRS products daily, often under tight deadlines, in response to congressional demands, and in anticipation of pending issues before Congress.

The Review Specialist is responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and clearing written research products prepared by staff within all six CRS research divisions, These products may involve issues addressing constitutional law and other legal matters; domestic social policy; foreign affairs, defense, and trade; federal government operations and finance; and natural resources management, science, and industry.

The Review Specialist interacts with CRS analysts, legislative attorneys and informational professionals to ensure that CRS products meet the organization’s strict quality and policy standards for authoritativeness, objectivity, accuracy, and nonpartisanship. The Review Specialist provides advice and guidance to CRS research staff on the preparation of written research work, is responsible for explaining review policies to CRS research staff and managers and recommends or introduces edits or other changes to such products often via use of common editing software.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for over a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is accurate, authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

The Congressional Research Service, within the Library of Congress, is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.




Posted June 22, 2017
Editor, Publishing and Editorial Resources Section (PUB), Congressional Research Service (CRS)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking an Editor to join its Publishing and Editorial Resources Section (PUB). PUB works in consultation with authors to edit, provide graphics support for, and publish CRS products in fulfillment of CIP’s responsibilities for facilitating and enhancing congressional access to timely and authoritative legislative information and CRS public policy expertise.

The selectee will review new and updated CRS products for clarity of expression, readability and style, and objectivity; coordinate with authors to feature selected products online; contribute to the design and development of new CRS written product formats; and approve final products for online publishing. Editors ensure consistency and accuracy in style of CRS products across a range of subject areas, drawing upon familiarity with CRS public policy areas and research disciplines.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.




Posted June 21, 2017
Lead Editor (part-time), United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

Description:
The United States Institute of Peace is looking for a part-time lead editor. The lead editor is responsible for managing the flow of report and book manuscripts and other content from receipt to final publication. This person must have excellent editing skills, plus possess sound judgment in problem-solving while coordinating and managing a myriad of editorial activities. This individual must also have excellent editing skills, with expertise in using the Chicago Manual of Style and the Associated Press Stylebook. This individual should have mastery of MS Office and a strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign and Photoshop. Excellent communication skills are a must, as this position will be working directly with an in-house publications team. Background in international affairs or peace studies is highly preferred.

Essential Functions

  • Facilitates efficient functioning of the Institute’s publications by monitoring flow of manuscripts and other content from receipt to final publication, inventories, submission to acceptance and acceptance to publication turnaround times, and other editorial deadlines
  • Responsible for enforcement of content submission guidelines and editorial schedules while maintaining the highest quality standards
  • Assign work to and supervise development editors, copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers
  • Supervise editorial schedules and advise on production schedules
  • Approve final copy before printing and dissemination
  • Ensure all work is delivered on time and within budget and that USIP publications meet the highest standards for editorial quality
  • Prepare editorial and production reports for USIP programs and leadership

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum of six years of editing experience
  • Must have project management experience
  • Must have superb interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet aggressive deadlines, and an enthusiasm for working effectively with other staff members in varying roles and in different departments
  • Mastery of MS Office and Acrobat Professional
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, database administration (including Quickbase), and content management systems (including Firebrand) preferred

How to Apply:
Email your resume and cover letter to PubsJobs@usip.org
Initial applications will be reviewed on 6/28/2017




Posted May 8, 2017
Associate Editor, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

NSTA seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Editor. Position requires excellent substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading skills and ability to manage multiple projects, work with authors, and meet deadlines to develop K–college supplemental science books. Applicants should be detail-oriented and organized and have excellent communication skills. Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years publishing experience required. Science or teaching background, book-publishing experience, and familiarity with InCopy and Chicago Manual of Style preferred. Excellent benefits include flexible schedule, medical and dental insurance, generous paid leave, and 401(k) match. Metro-accessible (Rosslyn/Courthouse), free parking available. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: hr@nsta.org

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