Editor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 27, 2022
Closes
Jun 04, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Management, Business, and Information Services Division, which provides editorial and publishing services for the agency, seeks an editor with extraordinary talent someone who can see both the forest and the trees, who can transform drafts if necessary and can catch small errors that others miss. The job involves making reports clear and accessible to a broad audience, including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, researchers, and other members of the public. The work routinely entails substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading but also includes reviewing and reorganizing drafts, providing writing assistance, and rewriting portions of drafts. Most of the work is done with Microsoft Office, but some is done in a desktop publishing system.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US citizenship or current permanent residents seeking citizenship


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tier One Background Investigation

Qualifications

See Technical Qualifications

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must have at least three years of professional experience in editing publications similar to those produced at CBO that is, books, reports, magazines, academic journals, or other publications covering serious subjects in careful detail. Candidates must also hold a bachelors or advanced degree, preferably in English or another field in the humanities. They must have broad editorial skills ranging from guiding authors in writing and organizing drafts, to making complex and difficult drafts clear and graceful, to proofreading with a superior eye for detail. They must thoroughly understand English grammar and syntax, should be sensitive to style and to nuances of tone and meaning in writing and editing, and should be at ease with technical subjects and quantitative information presented in tables and graphs.
Strong interpersonal skills are important. So is the ability to be comfortable and effective in a process for writing and review that involves suggestions and changes from many people. Candidates must be able to handle pressing tasks under deadlines, and they must have the flexibility to work some evenings and weekends when necessary.
Candidates must have at least three years of professional experience in editing publications similar to those produced at CBO that is, books, reports, magazines, academic journals, or other publications covering serious subjects in careful detail. Candidates must also hold a bachelors or advanced degree, preferably in English or another field in the humanities. They must have broad editorial skills ranging from guiding authors in writing and organizing drafts, to making complex and difficult drafts clear and graceful, to proofreading with a superior eye for detail. They must thoroughly understand English grammar and syntax, should be sensitive to style and to nuances of tone and meaning in writing and editing, and should be at ease with technical subjects and quantitative information presented in tables and graphs.

Education

EDUCATION:

Candidates must also hold a bachelors or advanced degree, preferably in English or another field in the humanities.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

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