Associate Editor

Freedom House, New York, New York

Date Posted December 23, 2019
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Editorial
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. We analyze challenges to freedom, advocate for greater political rights and civil liberties, and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change. We recognize that freedom is possible only in democratic political environments where governments are accountable to their own people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association, and belief, as well the rights of minorities and women, are guaranteed.

Our highly regarded analytic reports include Freedom in the World, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With numerous field offices and two US offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

Freedom House’s research and analysis division in New York City is seeking a full-time Associate Editor to perform substantive editing, fact-checking, copyediting, proofreading, and more. Working in a support role across several publications, the Associate Editor will play a key role in ensuring that all written products further Freedom House’s mission to deliver accurate, objective, and compelling analysis on global threats to democracy.

Desired Qualities

The successful candidate will possess:

Minimum Qualifications

Duties and Responsibilities

Qualified and Interested Applicants

Qualified candidates must submit a resume and a cover letter with desired salary, in PDF format, through Taleo. Applicants who fail to meet these criteria will not be considered.

Selected candidates will complete a writing and editing test to determine their suitability. Qualified candidates will be invited to an interview process in late November.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: 

Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job.  It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time. 



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