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Resources for the Future
Washington, United States

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Communications Associate (editorial)


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Editorial Writing: Editing & Proofreading, General-Other: Editorial-Writing

Job Description:

Communications Associate
The Communications Department at Resources for the Future (www.rff.org) has an opening for a Communications Associate (editorial). We anticipate that the successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or a related field.
RFF is a nonprofit, non-advocacy research and public policy organization that focuses on a variety of environmental, natural resource, and energy issues. Based in Washington D.C. and established in 1952, the organization is committed to both scholarly excellence and policy analysis.

Job Responsibilities
The Communications Associate provides writing and editorial support for RFF as a member of the Communications department. Works with Managing Editor to support editing and production of all RFF publications, for both digital and print distribution. The Communications Associate will:
  • Provide writing and editorial support for RFF.
  • Works on Resources magazine editorial team.
  • Coordinate and facilitate editing and production of all RFF research publications.
  • Serve as a point person for RFF’s roster of freelance editors; make assignments as necessary. 
  • Provide Communications support otherwise as needed.
  • Maintain academic databases.

To Apply
All applications must be submitted electronically. To apply, please go to http://www.rff.org/about/careers and follow the link “Communications Associate”. You will be requested to upload:
  • Cover letter indicating your interest in the position, your availability, and any important information about your qualifications that is not contained in your resume
  • Resume summarizing your qualifications for the position and containing the names of three references (with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers)
  • Writing sample  
Please include your first and last name in each file name.
RFF is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or a related field; related experience in editing, publishing, or editorial research highly desirable.
Strong grasp of the rules of grammar and strict attention to detail for copyediting and proofreading. Excellent writing skills, with the ability to effectively characterize highly technical research and analysis for broad policy and stakeholder audiences. Proven skill in organizing work and meeting deadlines while balancing multiple projects and competing priorities. Clear ability to communicate effectively. Highly motivated and team oriented.
Experience in electronic editing and comprehensive knowledge of MS Word required. Strong personal interest in environmental and natural resource issues highly preferred.

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