Publications Editor, FP

The Brookings Institution
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 08

Position description

Join one of the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tanks! 

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level. 

We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.

 

We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.

 

With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.

 

The Foreign Policy program at Brookings is a leading center of policy-relevant scholarship exploring the rapidly re-ordering geopolitics of the great and major powers, and the disordering relations among states and transnational actors in the greater Middle East. Our scholars provide concrete policy recommendations for how U.S. strategy, the international security architecture, and key allies should adapt to changing threats and opportunities.

 

Responsibilities

Ready to contribute to Brookings success?

 

The Publications Editor is the primary editor and project manager for papers, policy briefs, FP Interviews, and other publications of the Foreign Policy (FP) program, manages the editing and production processes for these publications, and conducts outreach for the FP Communications team. The Publications Editor edits for structure, copy, clarity, and format in publications produced by FP scholars and contributors, with support from authors’ research assistants; reviews final layouts and secures rights for photos and graphs as needed; and conducts overall project management—in coordination with the central Brookings Office of Communications, Brookings Press, and vendors—for timely delivery of papers and briefs. The Publications Editor also manages FP’s outreach efforts via social media and email, in coordination with FP and Brookings Communications staff.

 

Publication Editing and Project Management  (60%)

  • Serves as primary editor/copyeditor of policy briefs, analysis papers, and other materials as assigned.
  • Edits publications for copy, format, clarity, and format; works directly with authors and/or their research assistants.
  • Ensures papers and other written products conform to Brookings and FP style, as well as standards for peer review and research independence.
  • Manages the overall execution of FP-wide paper series, including coordination of the peer review process, editing, and tracking papers’ statuses.
  • Assists with editing other articles by scholars as requested.
  • In coordination with internal designers and external vendors, manages the production process for papers, manuscripts, and other publications including layout, proofing, distribution, and storage.
  • Ensures papers and other written products are published on time, and in concert with the program’s strategic communication priorities.
  • Publishes papers and other materials as needed on the Brookings website, using appropriate software and in coordination with the FP website manager.
  • In coordination with authors and FP and Communications leadership, manages distribution and outreach strategies for specific publications.

 

Outreach and Marketing  (30%)

  • In coordination with FP and Communications leadership, manages matters related to the communication of and outreach around publications.
  • Writes and distributes e-mail and other electronic notifications for products and activities.
  • In coordination with FP and Communications leadership, independently implements outreach efforts, especially in digital media including e-mail newsletters and engagement on social media platforms such as Twitter.
  • Works with FP and central Communications departments to promote events, activities, and publications via social media in particular.
  • Works with FP center staff to maintain, update, and expand contact database to ensure most current contact information for audiences.

                

Book Process Management  (10%)

  • Working under the direction of the FP Director of Research and FP communications leadership, coordinates the external peer review process for book manuscripts.
  • Manages book marketing for FP, in coordination with BI Press, to include promotion with targeted audiences, social media outreach, and related activities.

Qualifications

Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:

 

Education/Experience Requirements:

 

Bachelor’s degree required; degree in political science, international relations, history, journalism, or related field is preferred. Minimum two years of full-time employment in a writing or editing position is required. Professional experience in online publishing is required; formal experience in communications outreach and/or social media is preferred; experience in a non-profit organization and/or foreign policy-oriented field is preferred. Must have ability to work independently. Fluency in written and spoken English is required.  Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

 

Knowledge/Skills Requirements: 

 

Writing and editing skills: Outstanding writing and editing skills are required. Candidates must demonstrate ability to write clearly, precisely, and concisely; and must demonstrate ability to edit draft publications in this way and so that narratives and themes are well-organized and cohesive. Close attention to detail is critical.

 

Technical skills: Knowledge of U.S. foreign policy and international relations is preferred. Candidates must also have knowledge of and ability to manage editing and production processes. Knowledge of AP and Chicago Styles, online publishing process, Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Professional are required. Knowledge of and demonstrated skills in social media tools and strategies is preferred.

 

Organizational skills: Superior organizational and project management skills are required. Candidates must be able to independently manage multiple projects simultaneously, while maintaining attention to quality and production schedules.

 

Interpersonal skills: Excellent communication skills are required. Candidates must be flexible, a good team player, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Must maintain productive relationships with colleagues and other contacts at all levels of seniority.

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