Assistant Editor
American Progress - Washington, DC

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American Progress has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor. The Assistant Editor will be primarily a copyeditor for American Progress, helping assure the quality of publications ranging from research reports to daily columns. Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment as part of the team responsible for the production of both print and web content, the Assistant Editor will also have the opportunity to write and package content for the web and work on daily production for the website.

  • Copyedit American Progress’s policy papers and columns for both print and web.
  • Copyedit and other American Progress websites on a daily basis.
  • Post content and make updates to and other American Progress websites.
  • Maintain the style guide and its grammatical and style standards.
  • Maintain accuracy and overall quality of publications.
  • Write concise pieces that tie American Progress’s policy work to daily news events.
  • Write headlines, briefs, and photo captions.
  • Work on the conception and execution of special websites and projects.
Qualifications and requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One to three years of editing experience with an online component a plus. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent editing skills, including a particular attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Familiarity with AP or Chicago style guides.
  • Strong ability to work under time pressure and to work independently.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Experience with HTML, XML, and CSS a plus.
  • Experience with Photoshop 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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