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Manhattan Institute

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Assistant Editor, Publications

The Manhattan Institute is seeking an assistant editor who will, under the supervision of the Institute’s executive managing editor, assume editorial responsibilities for research reports and issue briefs across a wide array of policy areas. The ideal candidate will have editorial experience in a journalistic, think tank, or academic capacity. In addition to the requisite editorial skills, he or she will also have general knowledge about social science methodology and be acutely conscious about how best to translate complicated policy research into material accessible for the educated lay reader.

The editor will interact regularly and in-depth with MI scholars and senior staff. Management acumen is required, as publications staff are tasked with the timely completion of a large volume of material and the upkeep of a fast-changing editorial calendar. Conversancy in a wide range of public policy areas – and a willingness to learn about new ones – is also essential, as the editor will handle reports on issues such as economics, energy, health care, urban policy, crime & policing, legal policy, and education.

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, self-starting, collaborative, and intellectually curious. The position is based in the Manhattan Institute’s New York City offices.

Please submit a resume and brief cover letter to Troy Senik at tsenik@manhattan-institute.org.

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