Copy Editor

Peace Operations Training Institute, Williamsburg, Virginia

Date PostedApril 12, 2018
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$45,000 to $50,000

The Peace Operations Training Institute is a small non-profit organization that develops and distributes online training material for peacekeepers and humanitarian relief workers worldwide. We are based in Williamsburg, Virginia.

We are seeking an experienced Copy Editor to provide support to the Content Department in ensuring soundness of content, clarity of language, and richness of learning experience. The applicant's duties will include (but are not limited to):

-Copy editing and proofreading a wide variety of materials including course texts, promotional materials, grant-related documentation, etc.

-Editing materials for accuracy, clarity, organization, and consistency in content and format; correcting spelling, grammar, and punctuation

-Formatting course texts in Adobe InDesign

-Curating photos from UN Photo and like sources, creating graphic elements within the course material

-Vetting sources for course materials, checking facts

-Maintaining standards of citation


Skills Required:

-Bachelor's degree or higher in English or a related field

-Impeccable copy editing and proofreading abilities

-Strong command of Microsoft Office Suite

-Interest in the UN and global development communities, especially regarding innovation in education, communication, and technology

-The ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing


Preferred skills:

-Experience with Adobe InDesign and preferably other Adobe Creative Suite products such as Photoshop and Illustrator

-Basic familiarity with HTML/CSS, web design

-Comprehension of French or Spanish

-Experience working with ebooks and the EPUB format


Applicant should be detail oriented, self-motivated, dependable, flexible, comfortable taking direction, and able to work at a high volume when necessary. We offer a flexible, friendly work environment and a unique opportunity to apply your talents to help build peace worldwide.

This is a full-time position with group health insurance and paid vacation. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The work will be done at our Williamsburg, VA office. Please email a resume and cover letter to Start date ASAP.

Job Type: Full-time

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