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Technical Editor, Economic Editing section, Federal Reserve Board

Publishing Specialist (term one-year position), Editorial & Information Services Office, Federal Judicial Center

Marketing Assistant, Publications Promotion and Outreach, World Bank Group

Cataloging Coordinator, First Book

Editorial Development Director, American Psychological Association (APA)


Posted May 22, 2019
Technical Editor, Economic Editing section, Federal Reserve Board

The Technical Editor edits text, tables, and graphics in materials prepared by the staff of the economics 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.

To Apply: https://www.federalreserve.gov/start-job-search.htm. The job posting number is 21345. To submit a formal application, use the “Apply Online” button on the job posting.




Posted April 21, 2019
Publishing Specialist (term one-year position), Editorial & Information Services Office, Federal Judicial Center

The purpose of the Federal Judicial Center is to further the development and adoption of improved judicial administration in the courts of the United States, primarily through rigorous and objective research and education. Congress established the Center in 1967 as a separate organization within the federal judicial system at the request of the Judicial Conference of the United States. A nine-member board, chaired by the Chief Justice of the United States, determines the Center’s basic policies.

The Editorial and Information Services Office provides editorial and design services for the Center’s publications, other written materials, and websites; coordinates production and printing of its publications and materials; and manages the collection and distribution of print, media, and online resources available to federal judges, court staff, and the public through the Center’s intranet and Internet websites.

The Center seeks a Publishing Specialist to assist in the design, formatting, and proofreading of materials from production through delivery to the printer and the web.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key duties include making editorial corrections, designing and formatting pages, sizing images, proofreading copy, tracking projects through production, creating design templates, and preparing files for web and print release. The incumbent’s responsibilities include:

  • Formats web- and print-ready materials (books, reports, brochures, etc.);
  • Performs photo sizing, retouching, image optimization, and color correction;
  • Makes editorial corrections at each stage of production;
  • Proofreads materials for grammatical, spelling, and formatting errors;
  • Produces tables, figures, graphics for print and web;
  • Prepares text and art files for print and digital release;
  • Develops and works within design templates;
  • Assists with project management and administrative initiatives;
  • Tracks and reports progress in ongoing projects; and
  • Performs other duties that are necessary for projects undertaken by the office.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or related field;
  • 2 – 4 years demonstrated experience designing and formatting a variety of professional materials in a publishing setting (samples required);
  • Professional level skill in Adobe Creative Cloud with a focus on InDesign and Photoshop required;
  • Proficient in Illustrator and Word (Excel and PowerPoint is a plus);
  • Experience proofreading documents in a professional environment (legal or research experience is preferred);
  • Complete understanding of print production and appropriate file setup with knowledge of digital file delivery and preflight;
  • Experience with creating stylesheets and templates; and
  • Must be able to manage multiple ongoing projects and meet assigned deadlines.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

This is a term, one-year position with the possibility of extension at the Center’s discretion. The starting salary is set at $52,225. This position falls in the Center’s pay band III which has a salary range up to $97,909; not all incumbents in pay band III positions can expect to reach the top of the range. For a successful candidate who is not currently a member of the Center staff, a higher starting salary, but not to exceed $54,836, may be considered based upon the successful candidate’s current salary. If the successful internal candidate’s salary falls above the range minimum that salary will be matched up to his/her current salary.

Federal government benefits are applicable. An array of supplemental benefits are also offered including a transportation subsidy and a flexible benefit program allowing for pre-tax deductions for health insurance, health care, dependent care, and commuter expenses. The FJC is located in the Thurgood Marshall Building, conveniently situated to public transportation directly beside Union Station. The Marshall Building houses a child development center and a health fitness facility for its tenants.

This position does not carry the tenure rights of positions in the competitive civil service.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

In a cover letter referring to Announcement #19-07T, please indicate specifically how you satisfy the qualifications listed above. Applications without the required cover letter or with cover letters that do not address the qualifications will not be considered. Along with the cover letter, please include a current resume that specifies education, dates of employment and responsibilities for all related positions, and sample work (designed and formatted materials). A cover letter, resume, and sample materials in one combined PDF document is preferred.

All applications should be submitted to:

Federal Judicial Center
ATTN: OA/Human Resources Office, Room 6-190
Announcement #19-07T
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, DC 20002-8003
OR
personnel@fjc.gov

When applying, please refer to Announcement #19-07T. This vacancy will remain open until filled but to assure full consideration, applications must be received by May 2, 2019.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be a United States Citizen, subject to the exceptions enumerated at http://www.uscourts.gov/careers.
  • Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
  • Relatives of Center staff members may not be employed at the Center in any capacity.
  • All requirements must be met for full consideration.

THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER




Posted March 25, 2019
Marketing Assistant, Publications Promotion and Outreach, World Bank Group

Background

The World Bank Group’s knowledge and learning products, including its publications, provide the outside world with important insights into the Group, for which the dissemination of knowledge, data, and information on development is a core business. World Bank publications are highly visible and a key component of the Group’s brand; they are promoted and distributed to a worldwide audience both commercially and on a complimentary basis. In support of the Publications Program’s knowledge-sharing efforts, the Marketing Assistant will work closely with the Publications Marketing Team in the Bank’s Global Corporate Solutions (GCS) Department and will collaborate with other publishing colleagues, authoring units, and partners, as needed.

Job Description

The Marketing Assistant will be expected to undertake the following job responsibilities.

Digital Marketing

  • Manage the Group’s publications e-newsletter channel.
  • Produce and publish monthly newsletters and announcements regarding new publications.
  • Optimize open rates, perform list hygiene, and report on results.
  • Track and provide regular updates on the results of online campaigns.
  • Apply editorial processes and approval workflows among content stakeholders in the Publishing Program.

Promotional and Marketing Support

  • Compose, edit, and design content for various marketing and promotional materials, under the guidance of the Publications Marketing Team Lead.
  • Coordinate the production and deployment of marketing collaterals, including brochures, flyers, (e)-posters, banners, and other promotional materials.
  • Provide support for team projects, outreach programs (both internal and external), promotional events, and ad hoc tasks as needed.
  • Provide administrative assistance as needed for the Marketing team’s other responsibilities (publications sales and distribution).

Event Marketing and Management

  • Support the Publications Program’s promotion/sales kiosk during the Bank’s Spring and Annual Meetings.

  • Coordinate book launch events.
  • Develop event announcements, send out invitations, and provide post-event reports and follow-ups.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, international relations, or other related field, with a minimum of three years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent written, editorial, and oral communications skills in English.
  • Strong writing and copywriting skills, along with the ability to work with minimum supervision to prepare and edit messages for marketing and promotional materials.
  • Basic graphic design skills.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Campaign digital marketing platform, as well as web and social media content; other multimedia marketing experience would be a plus.
  • Sound knowledge of analytics tools for websites, Google, Amazon, and social media.
  • Ability to prioritize, work well under pressure, and handle multiple tasks within tight deadlines without sacrificing quality.

The rate for the contract will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience. Interested candidates should submit a résumé and cover letter to Diane Kim (dkim6@worldbank.org) and Shuanni Lee (slee11@worldbankgroup.org) no later than Monday, March 25.




Posted February 27, 2019
Cataloging Coordinator, First Book

About First Book:
First Book is an exciting, nonprofit social enterprise with a 26-year history of growth and expansion, providing educators with the brand new, high-quality books, educational resources, and other essentials needed to help kids learn and thrive. The First Book team is dynamic, agile, smart and mission-oriented. To date we have distributed over 175 million books and educational resources to kids in need throughout the USA and Canada. It’s truly rewarding work!

Our Network of over 400,000 is comprised of passionate advocates who care deeply about education equity for all kids. With access to our exclusive on-line eCommerce site, our members can shop for the highest quality books and resources to delight and engage the kids they serve.  Go on and take a look at www.fbmarketplace.org. We think you’ll like it!

About the position:
As First Book grows the number and variety of products we make available on the First Book Marketplace, we are looking for a detail-oriented, thoughtful individual to support our current cataloging efforts. The Cataloging Coordinator will play a crucial role in expanding the number of high-quality books and resources we offer to our network serving kids in need. This role will focus on ensuring that we deliver an outstanding shopping experience that is customized for and best meets the needs of the programs we work with.

The Cataloging Coordinator will be responsible for gathering product data and implementing our cataloging process on newly acquired products, so that customers can find what they need easily and intuitively. In addition, he or she will review product data for accuracy and consistency, providing customers with a reliable and seamless experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide customer-focused cataloging for all products, as assigned, including product data research, category assignments, some basic HTML, and image optimization
  • Follow standards and best practices to assure data accuracy and consistency
  • Evaluate existing product data and make necessary corrections
  • Support merchandising efforts, as needed
  • Provide book and reading insights/expertise to all teams as needed, including book-focused content for social media

Qualifications:

  • Exquisite attention to detail and methodology
  • Demonstrated excellence as a critical thinker and problem solver
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to partner with others
  • Must be able to successfully manage more than one project at time and adapt to changing objectives
  • Intuitive learner with regard to technology
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Experience with product merchandising, children’s literature, and/or educational products preferred.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Experience working with children preferred

Candidates are invited to submit a resume, and a cover letter that details your interest in the position to http://firstbook.force.com/careers. If you need assistance applying please reach out to Ashley Jones, 202-499-5935




Posted February 7, 2019
Editorial Development Director, American Psychological Association (APA)

The Editorial Development Director oversees the work of the development and reference editorial teams, directing the editorial development and project management of all professional, reference, textbook, scholarly, and adult trade books published by APA.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree would be helpful.
  • Ten or more years of experience in book development working in partnership with academic authors. Successful track record of publications that meet market needs and demonstrate editorial excellence, preferably with a range of book types including professional books, reference works, textbooks, trade titles, and monographs.
  • Knowledgeable about scholarly and/or association publishing issues including legal and ethical concerns.
  • Understanding of and interest in the psychology discipline and field.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Experience supervising and training staff and/or freelancers.

Responsibilities:
The Editorial Development Director, working in close coordination with the acquisitions and production teams, ensures that each APA title meets established editorial standards and financial goals, and conforms to APA policies.

  • Provides leadership and oversight to the APA Books development editors and reference editors to ensure that short-term and long-term objectives are met.
  • Monitors and continually looks to improve book development and project management.
  • Manages the flow of information about book products between editorial, design, production, marketing, and other departments.
  • Ensures that appropriate administrative and editorial procedures and guidelines are in place and followed.
  • Works with editors and authors (and when necessary, legal staff) to resolve any major problem that arises (e.g., suspected plagiarism, an author dissatisfied with editing)
  • Prepares or presents written and oral reports on behalf of APA Books.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a resume and cover letter specifying your salary expectations. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

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