Reports to: Vice President for Editorial
Department: Art and Editorial
Staff reporting to this position: None
Position classification: Exempt, full-time
Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment as part of the team responsible for the production of both print and web content, the Editor will also edit and package content for the web and work on daily editing for the website, working directly with the Managing Editor, Editorial. The successful candidate will be familiar with the political landscape and have a working knowledge of a variety of national policy issues.
- Line edit American Progress’s reports, issue briefs, and columns for both print and web, working with the policy experts and Senior Fellows at the Center on the content, structure, readability, and online communications strategies for each product.
- Work with colleagues to write, edit, package, and present other types of content based on the line-edited content.
- Copyedit American Progress’s products as needed.
- Post content and make updates to AmericanProgress.org and other American Progress websites.
- Maintain accuracy and overall quality of publications.
- Work on the conception and execution of interactive graphics, videos, and special projects related to line-edited products.
Requirements and qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Two to five years’ editing experience in a fast-paced journalistic environment.
- Excellent editing skills, including a particular attention to detail and accuracy.
- Familiarity with AP style and citation guides.
- Familiarity with web publishing using a content management system, preferably WordPress.
- Strong ability to work under time pressure, to work independently, and to manage several projects simultaneously.
- Strong verbal and written communications skills.
- Strong organizational skills and problem-solving capabilities.
- Experience with HTML, XML, and CSS a plus.
- Experience with Photoshop and visual storytelling tools a plus.
- Fluency in Spanish a plus.
- Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals.
American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.
American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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