Senior Associate, Editorial

Pew Charitable Trusts
Washington, DC

Job Description

This Communications position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office, reports to a senior manager of editorial and is eligible for up to 60% telework each week. If you’re enthusiastic about putting your editing skills to work at a reputable nonprofit organization that’s using data to make a difference, then you may want to apply for this position. We offer generous benefits and work-life balance, and we approach our work with a mission-driven mindset.

In this role, you’ll:
• Work as part of a friendly, thoughtful team obsessed with accurate, clear, and precise language.
• Copy edit and proofread reports, issue briefs, fact sheets, news stories, op-eds, and other content published by Pew in print and online, in accordance with the organization’s quality standards and style guidelines.
• Help maintain the Pew style guide and answer staff style and grammar queries.

Job Qualifications

• Copy edit and proofread Pew-produced content for both print and web in the most timely and effective manner, while adhering to Pew/AP style and meeting the highest editorial standards.
• Coordinate with relevant editorial, digital, and production staff as needed.
• Maintain a general knowledge of issues related to Pew projects and campaigns to help ensure the highest level of editorial accuracy.
• Perform other duties as assigned, which may include occasional writing, editorial support, and/or content editing.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required, with a major in journalism, English, or a related subject preferred.
• Generally four years of progressively responsible editing experience with an agency, news outlet, journal, corporation, or large nonprofit institution.
• Solid proofreading skills. Familiarity with the AP Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style, as well as basic search engine optimization practices.
• Top-notch organizational skills, with an ability to juggle multiple tasks, manage time effectively, analyze and solve production problems, work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment, set priorities, and meet tight deadlines.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ease in expressing complex concepts and issues in a clear, effective manner for general audiences and policy experts alike.
• Strong commitment to accuracy and keen attention to detail.
• Familiarity with and working knowledge of basic office software, including Microsoft Office, as well as industry-standard software, such as Adobe Acrobat. Knowledge of Workfront project management software and EndNote citation management software is a plus.
• Capacity to work collaboratively to meet Pew’s goals.
• Very occasional travel to relevant meetings and conferences.

We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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