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The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI) is seeking an Editor for its research publications. MI is a leading free-market think tank focusing on economic growth, education, energy and environment, health care, legal reform, social policy, public finance, race, public safety and urban policy. We are a community of thinkers, creators, and organizers who are united by a shared commitment to advancing economic choice and individual responsibility in America and its great cities.

Position

The Editor will review and edit MI issue briefs and reports authored by MI fellows or commissioned from outside scholars. The Editor will work with MI’s publications team—Vice President of Research, editors, designers—to meet the Institute’s publishing goals and uphold its standards for high quality policy research. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented and deadline-driven person who is familiar with current public policy matters and capable of working with people inside and outside of the organization toward common goals.

MI welcomes a range of applicants for this position. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience. MI offers comprehensive health and dental benefits, paid time off, retirement savings, and additional employee wellness perks.

Responsibilities

  • Edit MI research publications such as issue briefs, data briefs, and reports
  • Work closely with authors and research publications team to set publication dates and coordinate all necessary phases of pre-publication: review, editing, fact-checking, layout, copyediting, etc. 
  • Work with relevant MI departments — research, communications, marketing, development, external affairs, policy, etc. — to coordinate all relevant details on publication release
  • Attend MI meetings relevant to publications
  • Edit occasional non-research products as needed

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience as an editor
  • Familiarity with current public policy issues
  • Familiarity with the published work of the Manhattan Institute
  • Ability to work well with authors
  • Ability to collaborate with other staff on multiple projects and manage competing priorities
  • Mastery of Word and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Skills

•    Familiarity with design software such as InDesign
•    Familiarity with web CMS such as Word Press

To Apply

Applicants should email a cover letter that clearly lays out their interest in the position, how their experience would be valuable to MI specifically, and salary requirements. Please email the cover letter and your resume to careers@manhattan-institute.org and addressed to Brandon Fuller, Vice President of Research.

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