The Assistant Technical Editor uses standard proofing, copyediting, indexing, and production techniques to assist the technical editors in preparing documents for the external and internal paper publications and for the external and internal web pages developed in the three research divisions.
The Technical Editor position requires editing and writing skills acquired by completion of a bachelor's degree, preferably in English or the social sciences, and one year of related experience. Completion of college-level coursework in economics and experience in editing or writing technical or academic materials are highly desirable. Desired skills include the ability to edit economic subject matter (text, figures, and tables) in context and strong word-processing and computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office suite and Adobe products; two years of related experience is highly preferred. Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively. In addition, the abilities to work well with authors, managers, and others involved in the writing and editing process; to meet tight deadlines; and to adapt to shifting priorities are desirable.
The Technical Editor edits text, tables, and graphics in materials prepared by the staff of the economics divisions. Using standard editorial techniques and a general knowledge of economics, particularly the areas relevant to the divisions, the technical editor ensures that these materials conform to established standards of grammar, language usage, style, and format. The technical editor may assist senior editors or special projects editors in carrying out their assignments. The technical editor uses the standard software available on the RSMA network and has the technical expertise to support the section's use of computer-assisted typesetting software and intranet maintenance.
Applicants for this position will be required to take an editing test.