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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)

History Division Editor, Marine Corps University Press/History Division, Marine Corps University

Managing Editor, Marine Corps University Press/History Division, Marine Corps University



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




Posted May 4, 2017
History Division Editor, Marine Corps University Press/History Division, Marine Corps University

This position is located in the Editing and Design Section, Marine Corps University Press/History Division, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. The editor provides copyediting for articles in either the Marine Corps University Journal (the scholarly journal of Marine Corps University) or Marine Corps History (the scholarly journal of History Division), and assists the senior editor and managing editor in the editing of Marine Corps University Press (MCU Press) publications and in the editing of the books, monographs, and other historical publications published by the History Division via traditional or digital platforms. With the concurrence of the senior editor and managing editor, completes changes as necessary to the journals, MCU Press and History Division books, and other publications to ensure that the publications are readable for the intended audiences, are grammatically and stylistically correct, and are in accordance with Chicago Manual of Style, History Division Writing Guide, and best practices for scholarly publishing.

HOW TO APPLY: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/469050500




Posted April 27, 2017
Managing Editor, Marine Corps University Press/History Division, Marine Corps University

This position is located in the Editing and Design Branch, Marine Corps University Press/History Division, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. The managing editor will, in conjunction with the senior editor, oversee and carry out the editorial functions of the Marine Corps University Press/History Division, and will assist the senior editor in the editing of the books, journals, monographs, and other scholarly and historical publications published by Marine Corps University Press and History Division.

TO APPLY: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/468680700

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