Editorial Assistant

Location
Washington
Posted
Jul 29, 2014
Closes
Aug 28, 2014
Contact
Mr. Michelle Gininger
Category
Other
Duration
Full Time
Do you write well? Is Strunk & White on your bedside table? Are you a resourceful researcher? Are you well read and interested in education reform? Are you brilliant, friendly, eager, happy to flex with changing circumstances and duties, and able to keep pace with a fast-moving, lively, and sometimes demanding work environment? Do you want to work with people who are at the forefront of shaping and influencing national education policy? If so, you might have a future as the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s editorial assistant.

Responsibilities

•With Fordham’s online editor, copy edit and post articles for our various newsletters, including the Education Gadfly and Ohio Education Gadfly
•Copyedit, find images for, and post submissions to our various blogs
•Contribute to Fordham’s blogs and newsletters
•Other copyediting, including grant reports, proposals, event announcements, and memoranda
•Additional responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

The successful candidate must share the core education reform values of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, be enthusiastic about our mission, and possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and savvy to oversee and participate well in our communications functions. Proficiency with Adobe software products and a talent for data visualization are preferred but not required.

Additional requirements are as follows:
•Undergraduate degree
•Excellent writing and editing skills
•An understanding of education policy and the key players, arguments, and ideas in education reform
•The ability to conceptualize and communicate clearly
•A solid understanding of the ever-evolving media environment
•The ability to work in a fast paced, results-oriented environment



No phone calls please.

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