Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded annual reports, including: Freedom in the World, the standard-setting comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties, published annually since 1972; Freedom on the Net, the groundbreaking study of global censorship, surveillance, and free speech on the internet; and Nations in Transit, a widely cited survey on democratic reform in post-communist countries from Central Europe to Central Asia. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free
Freedom House is seeking a full-time Editor based in our New York office to perform substantive editing, fact checking, and copyediting. Working across several publications, the 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.
In addition to an interview, selected candidates will complete a Freedom House editing test to determine their suitability.
Duties and responsibilities
Copyedit and proofread country reports and other online content for grammar and style based on the Chicago Manual of Style and Freedom House style guide
Conduct substantive editing and supplemental research according to each publication’s methodology
Fact-check country reports and check for plagiarism
Review, approve, and evaluate the work of consultant fact-checkers
Ensure all work products comply fully with standards, policies, and mission of Freedom House
Other related duties as necessary
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.
Disclaimer: 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.
Five or more years’ work experience, including one to three years of professional copy editing and fact-checking experience required
Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in international affairs, English, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
Outstanding editing skills and a knack for concise, clear, and eloquent writing
Knowledge of and strong interest in democracy, human rights, and current affairs
Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills
Experience using Chicago Manual of Style preferred
Proven ability to meet tight deadlines and adjust work schedule to accommodate competing projects
Ability to collaborate with others and work as an effective team member
Foreign language skills highly desirable, especially French, Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Arabic
Advanced knowledge of MS Word; additional knowledge of MS Office Suite preferred
Qualified and Interested Applicants
Qualified candidates must complete an online application and submit a resume, and a cover letter with desired salary.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.