Assistant Editor, Art, Editorial, and Video

Washington, DC

3 weeks ago

Reports to: Director, Editorial Staff reporting to this position: None Department: Art, Editorial, and Video Position classification: Nonexempt, full time; Union - Level 2 Minimum compensation: $46,000 Summary American Progress has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor on the Art, Editorial, and Video team. The Assistant Editor serves primarily as 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, the Assistant Editor also helps with daily production of the website.

Responsibilities:

Copyedit American Progress’ products, including reports, issue briefs, columns, and other content for both print and web. Copyedit, post content on, and update AmericanProgress.org and other American Progress websites. Maintain the style guide and its grammatical and style standards. Maintain accuracy and overall quality of publications. Write headlines, blurbs, and photo captions, and select photos. Work on the conception and execution of special websites and projects. Provide operational support to the Art, Editorial, and Video team, including scheduling meetings; processing and filing forms; managing pipelines; tracking invoices and payments; and providing other administrative support when necessary. Perform other duties as assigned. Requirements and qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree. One to two years of editing experience with an online component is a plus. Excellent editing skills, including a particular attention to detail and accuracy. Strong ability to work under time pressure and to work independently. Strong verbal and written communications skills, particularly the ability to give feedback and instructions clearly but diplomatically. Meticulous organizational skills and strong problem-solving capabilities, especially the ability to keep track of many small moving parts across several distinct projects. Familiarity with AP style is a plus. Experience with HTML, XML, and CSS is a plus. Experience with WordPress and Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator is a plus. Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals. American Progress offers full and competitive benefits packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position has a starting salary of $46,000 and is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70.