Editorial Director

U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted September 01, 2020
Industry Government
Specialty Financial Writing
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $120,000 to $140,000
Website https://www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/democrats/democrats


The Democratic staff of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee seeks a highly experienced Editorial Director to work with policy analysts to produce reports, issue briefs, fact sheets and other documents. He/she will help guide the creation of materials that clearly communicate complex economic issues to legislators, their staffs and other non-economists, working at the intersection of economics, public policy and communications.

A qualified candidate must have at least five and preferably 10 or more years of experience editing and managing written projects at a think tank, a major newspaper/media outlet or in a closely related professional environment. She/he must have excellent knowledge of the types of economic issues covered by the Committee, a demonstrated ability to convey complex information to a wide audience, substantial experience managing the work of highly skilled professionals and an ability to work quickly on multiple projects while maintaining exacting standards. Substantial experience in economics, or a master’s degree or higher in economics, public policy or a closely related field, with extensive writing and editing experience is preferred

The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, genetic information, national origin, uniformed service, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Editorial Director will work remotely in the immediate term. Serious applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to jobs@jec.senate.gov with the job title in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be asked to take a writing and editing test. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. All application materials must be submitted by Sunday, September 27.

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