Editor
Legislative Branch - Washington, DC

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress.

The Management, Business, and Information Services division┬┐which provides support services, including editorial and publishing services┬┐seeks an editor.

KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR CLEARANCE

DUTIES: The job involves making analytical and technical reports clear and accessible to a broad audience-including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, researchers, and other members of the public. The work entails substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading, as well as sometimes reorganizing drafts, rewriting sections, and providing writing assistance.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Candidates must have several years of experience in editing professional publications and a bachelor's or advanced degree, preferably in English, journalism, communications, or a related field. They must have broad editorial skills--from a demonstrated ability to make complex and difficult drafts clear and graceful, to a superior eye for detail when proofing. They must thoroughly understand English grammar and syntax and should be sensitive to style and to nuances of tone and meaning in writing and editing.

Candidates must be able to handle pressing tasks under deadlines and have the flexibility to work some evenings and weekends, as necessary.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with technical subjects and quantitative information presented in tables and graphs is required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to be effective in a process for composition and review that sometimes involves many people are important--so is being able to work comfortably within a desktop publishing system (which uses FrameMaker, Word, Excel, DeltaGraph, and PowerPoint).

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR CLEARANCE

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Documents submitted will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Those who do not meet minimum qualifications will be informed and not considered further. Those who meet minimum qualifications will be referred to the hiring division for further consideration.

BENEFITS: Retirement
Health Benefits
Annual/Sick Leave
Holidays
Transit Subsidies
Long-Term Care Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance

OTHER INFORMATION: This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

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