Editor (International Relations Expertise)

Tesla Government, Inc | U.S. Only | 9 months ago

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The Editor works under the direction of the Tesla Senior Editor. The Editor will edit research projects, marketing materials, and presentations in various digital formats. They will perform a wide range of editing tasks, from proofreading to substantive editing and source checks. They must work well with writers, both editing and communicating standards to help writers produce high-quality products with regular and rolling deadlines. The Editor will also help update and maintain the Style Guide and train writers to follow it.

Essential duties and responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

Edit research projects, marketing materials, and presentations in various digital formats

Perform a wide range of editing tasks, from proofreading to substantive editing and source checks

Collaborate with a team of writers to produce high-quality products with regular and rolling deadlines

Help update and maintain a program style guide and train writers to follow it

Required qualifications:

US citizenship and eligibility for a security clearance

Excellent English reading, writing, and editing skills, including the ability to proofread at the sentence level, logically organize large amounts of information, judge sources and the accuracy of source presentation/characterization, and guide researchers/writers in doing these things

The ability to gain and keep writers’ trust through effective and constructive critical feedback

The ability to master complex concepts simply by reading about them

Interest in world news, area studies, international relations, humanitarian affairs, and/or military affairs

Curiosity about subjects familiar and unknown

A dual obsession with quality and efficiency

Understanding of the satisfaction that comes from finding the right words to express an idea

A bachelor’s degree

Other qualifications that would receive favorable consideration:

A degree in English, journalism, writing, writing pedagogy, etc.

A degree in international relations, area studies, etc.

A degree in library science or knowledge management

Experience living and working in multiple countries

Experience working with the federal government

Fluency in one or more foreign languages

Experience teaching writing or teaching courses with a substantial writing component

Experience editing the work of writers who knew significantly more about their subjects than you did

Experience fact checking or performing deep editing by reading sources

Experience determining the level of editing a written product needs

Knowledge of/experience in graphic design or document design

Benefits and incentives:

Meaningful work

Intelligent, knowledgeable colleagues

Potential for ongoing part-time work after the temporary period

To apply, please submit:

Your resume

A cover letter of 200 words or fewer that provides information not found in your resume on your qualifications, your interest in this position, or both

A sample of your editing

A recent news article on an issue in the Middle East, Africa, or Central Asia that you find particularly well-researched and well-written