MDRC is seeking an Editor with excellent copyediting and writing skills to be a key member of its Publications Department, which produces more than 40 research reports and other publications per year. The position is based in MDRC’s New York City office.
•Editing, copyediting, and proofreading social science and education research reports for publication, as well as materials for MDRC’s Web site, using MDRC’s editorial style conventions, which are based primarily on the Chicago Manual of Style.
•Under the supervision of the Director of Publications, trafficking publications through the editing and publications process, working with authors, research assistants, freelance editors, and report production staff.
•Participating in prepublication reviews of reports.
•Writing introductions, summaries, and promotional and other materials for MDRC publications and Web site that make the findings of social science and education research reports accessible to a lay audience of policymakers and media.
Bachelor’s degree and five years of editorial experience required. Candidate must be organized, comfortable working against deadlines and juggling multiple projects, and able to pay careful attention to detail. Familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Word’s Tracking feature is necessary. Salary contingent on experience.
Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, MDRC strongly encourages minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans to apply. Legal work authorization required.