Posted March 26, 2024

Research Editor (Mid Career) – RAND


Washington, DC


The RAND Corporation’s Office of External Affairs is growing its Research Editorial team and has opportunities for editorial professionals to support RAND’s mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.

Working within the Research Editorial and Production group, research editors play a critical role in ensuring that RAND’s publications adhere to the highest standards of quality and objectivity—word by word, sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, and beyond.

The primary duties of a research editor are copyediting, proofreading, and typesetting, including of citations, references, figures, tables, and equations. Products include both print and digital research publications (e.g., long-form reports) and outreach materials (e.g., corporate collateral).


- Superior copyediting, proofreading, and general communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, attention to detail, and ability to work and troubleshoot independently
- Proven ability to be successful in a deadline-oriented environment, juggle multiple tasks, and remain organized
- Familiarity with commonly used style guides (e.g., The Chicago Manual of Style) and scholarly citation formats (e.g., APA)
- Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word (including templates and paragraph styles)
- Thorough knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and InDesign

- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
- Proficiency with Mac and Windows operating systems
- Interest in and familiarity with U.S. and international public policy
- Experience with formal editing for policy audiences
- Experience editing long-form content of 100 pages or more

Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or a related discipline.

Minimum of three years of copyediting and proofreading experience in a publishing or communications environment. Candidates with less experience may be interested in the open Research Editor (Early Career) position

Special Note
As part of the recruiting process, candidates will be required to demonstrate their proofreading and editing skills.

Salary Range
$73,700 - $109,400

To Apply:

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