Editor - Transportation Research Board

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National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

$68,160 - $85,190

Overview: Requisition Number: R0002265<br /> <br /> Reads and evaluates articles and/or other materials and documents to determine the extent of editorial problems and shortcomings with the major focus of the work being the editing of TR News magazine articles for an audience of transportation professionals and stakeholders. Looks for inconsistencies of thought, development, or organization. Confers with authors and recommends treatment of material. Reorganizes, cuts, or rewrites as necessary. Ensures material conforms to organization’s and unit’s standards for style, content, and format. Edits publications, including articles, manuscripts, reports, magazines, and/or brochures. Contributes original material where appropriate, writing about topics for a variety of audiences in multiple media formats.<br /><br />Incumbent independently performs complex editing, writing, and production tasks. Under general direction, applies specific professional-level functional knowledge to solve complex problems and has authority to deviate from standard practices, but must advise superiors of such action as well as non-routine matters. May hire, train, supervise, and evaluate support staff or serve in a lead capacity.<br /><br />
Responsibilities: <ul> <li> <p>Evaluates magazine articles, etc. and helps to shape presentation, restructuring and rewriting as needed. Marks up for composition. Ensures material conforms to organization&rsquo;s and unit&rsquo;s standards for style, content, and format. Uploads articles and graphics to content management system for online publishing. Works with designers, graphic artists, layout specialists, marketing, and production staff on all aspects of production.</p> </li> <li> <p>Negotiates revisions with authors. May network with prospective authors, scientific advisers, and news media.</p> </li> <li> <p>Advises staff and customers on editing and publishing options. Holds meetings to discuss current and future projects. Answers editorial questions. Consults with staff about the progress of articles or other publications. Coordinates related vendor services. Works with external photographers and/or handles onsite photography. Acquires photographs and other illustrations. &nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>May have supervisory responsibility for editorial assistants, including hiring, training, and evaluation of work.</p> </li> <li> <p>May coordinate freelance activities in the unit, including finding and coordinating work among freelancers. Performs a variety of related administrative tasks, such as handling copyright permission requests, entering and updating data into production management software, and preparing publication distribution instructions.</p> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:&nbsp;</strong>Ability to solve problems of variety and complexity. Ability to serve as a resource to others in the resolution of problems and issues. Ability to operate independently and exercise appreciable latitude for independent judgment, discretion, and action. Ability to work successfully in a team environment. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies&rsquo; departments through effective communication. Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong>&nbsp;Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent knowledge.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Experience:&nbsp;</strong>Three years of related professional experience. One year of magazine experience required; two to three years preferred.<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Physical Capabilities:</strong>&nbsp;Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.</p> <p><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:&nbsp;</strong>None.</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong>&nbsp;Reports to Director or other higher level editorial position. General supervision is provided. May supervise junior staff.</p> <p><strong>Compensation Range: </strong>The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine support equity, fairness, and transparency in our compensation programs. An estimated compensation range for this position is $68,160 - $85,190. Compensation offered to the selected candidate will be based on the candidate&rsquo;s relevant knowledge, skills, and work experience, commensurate with compensation of current employees in comparable positions with similar knowledge, skills, and work experience, and subject to budget parameters. Note it is not typical for a candidate to be hired at the higher end of the range.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Work Environment:&nbsp;</strong>Hybrid Office/Telecommute environment, expected onsite percentage 40%, with occasional travel between National Academies&rsquo; facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The National Academies&rsquo; Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:</strong></p> <p>We, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies), value diversity among our staff, members, volunteers, partners, vendors, and audiences. We recognize that talent is broadly distributed in society and that many perspectives enhance the quality of our work and drive innovation and impact.</p> <p>We pledge to cultivate a workplace culture and climate that promotes inclusion, belonging, accessibility, and anti-racism; upholds equity; and values the participation of all who are engaged in advancing our mission. By embracing the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programs, institutional policies and practices, and products, we will be able to better advise the nation on the most complex issues facing society and the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>