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Senior Editorial Analyst - Hybrid

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Rockville
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.Job SummaryWestat is seeking an experienced editor to join its editorial team. The successful candidate will work on proposals and client deliverables such as research study reports, manuals, web content, and internal and external communication products.A hybrid work arrangement with 1-2 days on-site at a Westat office location is preferred, remote work arrangements will be considered.Job Responsibilities

  • Copyediting for accuracy, consistency, and conformity to style and tone across print, web, and multimedia platforms
  • Understanding and implementing client style guides for identity guidelines, usage, and formatting
  • Managing projects through the production life cycle, including coordinating with other creative teams, working with materials developers, and ensuring the overall quality of the work
  • Reviewing a variety of products targeted to different audiences across several research topics, including health, social policy, and education
  • Applying plain language principles
  • Editing to adjust reading levels, make substantive changes to text, and unify work written by multiple authors
  • Participating in meetings with teams and clients
  • Leading teams of editors on large projects
  • Assigning projects and proposals to editors on an as-needed basisBasic Qualifications
    • A BA/BS in English, communication, journalism, or a related discipline
    • A minimum of 10 years of copyediting and production editing experience
    • Previous work experience in assessing business materials for editorial needs, prioritizing work, and shifting gears as needed, managing a workload with both short- and long-term projects
    • Demonstrated experience with substantive editing
    • Experience using a variety of style manuals (e.g., APA, Chicago, GPO, AMA) and the ability to learn and apply other client styles
    • Demonstrated ability to edit and format references according to various style guides
    • Experience managing editorial projectsPreferred Qualifications
      • Demonstrated skill in editing a variety of business documents, including proposals, reports, and presentations
      • Experience working with teams of authors, editors, graphic designers, and production specialists
      • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
      • Experience with and Box a plusMinimum Qualifications
        • Demonstrated communication skills
        • Collaboration with teams, managers, and/or clients
        • Organization skills, including time management ability
        • Detail orientedWestat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Subject to plan requirements, employees may participate in:
          • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
          • 401(k) Retirement Plan
          • Paid Parental Leave
          • Vacation Leave(15 days per year)
          • Sick Leave(10 days per year)
          • Holiday Leave(7 government holidays and 1 floating holiday per year)
          • Professional Development
          • Health Advocate
          • Employee Assistance Program
          • Travel Accident Insurance
          • Medical Insurance
          • Dental Insurance
          • Vision Insurance
          • Short Term Disability Insurance
          • Long Term Disability Insurance
          • Life and AD&D Insurance
          • Critical Illness Insurance
          • Supplemental Life Insurance
          • Flexible Spending Account
          • Health Savings AccountThis opportunity will be posted for a minimum of 5 days and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.#LI-WST1

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Rockville , Senior Editorial Analyst - Hybrid, Professions , Rockville, Maryland

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