Diplomacy's gone digital, and as a copy editor working with JAB, you’ll join a team of content professionals shaping foreign opinion on policy issues.
Edit and reviews 20-30 articles, photo galleries, texts, and interactive materials for style, content and accuracy. Draws on in-depth regional and thematic knowledge and experience to edit textual and graphic materials that provide background about U.S. government policies, U.S. national interests and related issues, as well as the traditions and values that underpin U.S. policies and interests.
Keeps managers apprised of the status of projects and suggests improvements to existing systems and processes to achieve greater productivity in operations.
Publishes material on Share.America.gov in timely manner using the IIP CMS, currently WordPress. Tailors and adapts online content with the addition of headlines, hyperlinks, photo captions, graphic materials and summary statements. Selects materials to feature prominently on the homepage and uses the CMS to update the homepage on a daily basis.
Edits materials prepared by other writers for accuracy, clarity, grammar, syntax, punctuation, and style before publication. Also edits content to ensure appropriateness for international audiences and adherence to IIP content and style guidelines, and to provide policy, editorial, and technical guidance to fellow writer-editors.
Stays thoroughly informed about foreign policy developments, including those in the State Department and other government agencies, Congress, the courts, and international organizations.
Work in a fast-paced environment with quick turnaround times, multiple revisions from a variety of stakeholders, and extensive clearances. Ability to navigate a fast, ambiguous, and changing environment required.
Exercise excellent judgment around sensitive and high-profile U.S. foreign policies given limited supervision.
Actively and on a daily basis interacts with Basecamp, Slack, Google Apps, and production platforms adopted by the bureau. Supplies editorial chief with accurate accounting of all editorial projects in progress on a schedule specified by management.