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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 17, 2017
Closes
Oct 25, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The Management, Business, and Information Services division, which provides editorial and publishing services for the agency, seeks an editor with extraordinary talentsomeone 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 analytical and technical 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.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No Not a telework position.


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  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR CLEARANCE EDITING SAMPLE
  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR CLEARANCE

    Candidates must have at least four years of experience in editing professional publications, similar to those produced at CBO, and a bachelors or advanced degree, preferably in English or another field within 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 and should be sensitive to style and to nuances of tone and meaning in writing and editing. Experience with quantitative information presented in tables and graphs is required.
    Strong interpersonal skills are important. So is the ability to be comfortable and effective in a process for composition 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, as necessary.

    Candidates must have at least four years of experience in editing professional publications, similar to those produced at CBO, and a bachelors or advanced degree, preferably in English or another field within the humanities. They must have broad editorial skillsranging 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 and should be sensitive to style and to nuances of tone and meaning in writing and editing. Experience with quantitative information presented in tables and graphs is required. Strong interpersonal skills are important. So is the ability to be comfortable and effective in a process for composition 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, as necessary.

    Bachelors or advanced degree, preferably in English or another field within the humanities.

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

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents (editing, not writing, samples). Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination. Those who aren't qualified will be informed and not considered further. Others will be referred to the hiring division for further consideration.
    NOTE: Although there is no deadline, CBO may close the application anytime after October 29, 2017. Although we may continue to accept applications beyond that date, we are only ensuring that those who submitted by that date will be considered. Should the hiring division wish to review candidates who applied after that date, we will then process those applications to determine if they are qualified and should be forwarded for management review.
    You must submit a complete application at www.cbo.gov/careers (not USAJobs or through email).

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