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Contributing Editor

Contributing Editor

Overview

Private foundation launching web-based learning initiative seeks a qualified individual with demonstrated editing experience and passion for education and educational reform.

Position Description

The Saylor Foundation seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of CONTRIBUTING EDITOR. The CONTRIBUTING EDITOR will edit educational content for new initiative and report directly to the Foundation’s Content Development Manager. Specific tasks include determining whether texts achieve the Foundation-specified level of granularity and tone; flagging portions of the text that are inadequately detailed, conceptualized, or otherwise executed; copyediting to correct errors in grammar, spelling, usage, and style; proofreading for typographical and mechanical errors; and ensuring that all materials are properly formatted according to the Saylor Foundation guidelines. The assistant editor will communicate directly with content contributors, passing along feedback and edits in a timely manner and reviewing revisions to ensure compliance with proposed modifications.

Qualifications

1) Undergraduate degree from accredited institution; advanced degree in English or certification from a Publishing Program strongly desired;
2) Demonstrated experience with editing and/or copy-editing and proofreading, particularly in the academic genre;
3) A passion for education and commitment to educational reform;
4) Ability to work independently without daily supervision;
5) Strong verbal and written communication skills;
6) Strong computer skills;
7) Ability to work a minimum of 15-20 hours a week.

Details

This is a part-time, contract position.

Location

Successful candidate will telecommute, but will commit to monthly meetings at Foundation headquarters in Washington, D.C. IF he or she is located in the region.

Compensation

$20/hr.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected] with “Contributing Editor” in the subject line. Applicants called in for an interview will likely be asked to complete a diagnostic editing quiz.