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Job Title: Editor (8102-20)
Location: New York, NY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 04/19/2018
Expire Date: 06/19/2018
Job Categories: Publishing
Job Description
Editor (8102-20)
MDRC is a leading social science and educational policy research organization that focuses on improving the well-being of low-income people. We are seeking an Editor with excellent copyediting, line/substantive editing, and writing skills to be a key member of our Publications Department, which produces more than 80 research reports and other publications per year. The position is based in MDRC’s New York City office.

Responsibilities:

Editing, copyediting, and proofreading book-length social science and education research reports, as well as briefs, other short documents, and materials for MDRC’s website (including infographics), using MDRC’s editorial style conventions, which are based primarily on the Chicago Manual of Style.
Under the supervision of the Managing Editor, trafficking publications through the editing and publication process, working with authors, research assistants, freelance editors, and report production staff.
Participating in prepublication reviews of report drafts.
Writing introductions, summaries, and promotional and other materials for MDRC publications and website that make the findings of social science and education research reports accessible to a lay audience of policymakers and media.
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of editorial experience required. Candidate must be highly organized, comfortable working against deadlines and juggling multiple projects, and able to pay careful attention to detail. Extensive experience with Windows and Microsoft Word’s Tracking feature is necessary. Experience editing graphic and tabular material is preferable. Experience editing subject matter related to social policy or education is a plus.

The position is based in MDRC’s NYC office. Some on-the-job training is provided. Salary and level will be commensurate with experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits offered.

Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

MDRC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. MDRC does not discriminate, and all qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to race; color; national origin; religion; creed; sex or gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression); sexual orientation; citizenship status; pregnancy; disability; age; military or veteran status; marital or partnership status; genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status; prior unemployment status; consumer credit history; status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses, or stalking; or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Legal work authorization is required.
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Website:https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MDRC&cws=1&rid=610
Company Description:
MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates. We design promising new interventions, evaluate existing programs using the highest research standards, and provide technical assistance to build better programs and deliver effective interventions at scale. We work as an intermediary, bringing together public and private funders to test new policy-relevant ideas, and communicate what we learn to policymakers and practitioners — all with the goal of improving the lives of low-income individuals, families, and children.
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