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Senior Editor/Writer - Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute affiliated with the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands. The Center conducts research in three core areas with the goal of better aligning education and training with workforce and labor market demand: jobs, skills, and people.
The Senior Editor/Writer edits center publications and writes engaging and fast-moving narratives out of education and labor force data. S/he works closely with the Operations Director, the editorial and communications staff, research leads, and other key project stakeholders to polish and improve the overall writing of the Center’s products. Reporting directly to the Research Director, the Senior Writer/Editor has duties that include but are not limited to:
Writes and edits numerous research projects simultaneously.
Works with teams of economists and research analysts to create and write long-form reports.
Works with contracted copy editors to review, edit and improve reports.
Reviews and reorganizes drafts, providing writing assistance, and rewrites portions of drafts.
Maintains style guide, proofreading reports and other writing projects in various stages of production.
Edits other materials related to reports, including press releases, video scripts, and blog posts.
Helps organize and participates in the process of writing, editing, and producing reports.
Keeps up with current issues in labor economics and higher education to accurately reflect those issues in publications, as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism or a related field
3-5 years of editorial and writing experience, preferably working for the media, at a private company, or in a position that deals with economics, workplace issues, and/or postsecondary education and training issues
Excellent English language skills in editing and writing
Experience with Microsoft applications, Word, Power Point and Excel
Possess a strong work ethic, exhibit excellent time-management skills, highly detail-oriented and a self-starter
Strong communication and organizational skills with tact, firmness, and sound intuition when dealing with authors, analysts and others
Strong attention to detail in reading written material as well as data, tables, and graphics
Knack for learning and understanding new concepts
Ability to think through data collection processes is a plus
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