Associate –Editor, edCount, LLC

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Very competitive with recognition of experience/education level.




1800 Diagonal Road
Suite 600
United States



edCount, LLC is a woman-owned small business with multiple long-term contracts serving federal and state governments, universities, research centers, and non-profits. Primary topics of interest at edCount are: education standards, assessment, and accountability systems; education of students with special needs and English learners; the interpretation and implementation of federal and state K-12 education policy; and providing research and technical assistance that will help educators and policymakers to better serve all students.

We are presently seeking individuals with a background in standards, assessment, accountability, curriculum, pedagogy, and/or teaching who think creatively and analytically, write clearly and convincingly, and can provide editorial support to a variety of large-scale projects focused on assessment and curriculum development and standards, assessment, and accountability. For this associate-level position, we require a Master’s degree and 5+ years’ relevant work experience.

We seek candidates with a strong background in research, writing, and editing educational policy, assessment, or curriculum products. Strong communication, presentation, and project-management and time-management skills are essential to the role. Candidates who demonstrate a broader, deeper knowledge in one or more substantive or technical areas (e.g., specific federal policies, specific research methods, specific populations, etc.) are highly desired for this position. This expertise may come from a combination of graduate-level research, experience working in an educational setting (e.g., as a teacher, district administrator, etc.), for an assessment vendor or technical assistance provider, or working in a policy-oriented setting (e.g., for federal or state-level government, education consulting firm, etc.).

edCount’s staff, located throughout the U.S., are constantly connected through collaboration software such as Skype for Business, Box, SmartSheet, and Adobe Connect. The selected candidate will work in our Washington, D.C. office or, if exceptionally well qualified, telecommute from a home office beyond the greater Washington, D.C. area. For further insight into the nature of the firm go to

Job Details:

At edCount, associates are the first level of advancement beyond the entry level role of research assistant. Associates typically have fewer administrative support duties, more in-depth work, more leadership opportunities, and more client interaction than assistants. Associates will begin to direct project tasks, and are expected to complete research, technical, or administrative tasks assigned by others with little supervision. They may also assign and manage assistants in addition to managing their own work; thus, associates are expected to demonstrate leadership and management skills that help to support and build critical thinking skills in others.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Working independently to complete assignments on deadline, with minimal error, and in compliance with edCount's technical quality standards;
  • Managing tasks and workflows within projects, based on instruction or guidance from project directors;
  • Analyzing and editing assessment items and stimuli for the purposes of improving criterion-referenced large-scale assessments across content areas according to item specifications and review criteria;
  • Assisting senior staff with writing tasks for reports, presentations, proposals, and other deliverables;
  • Compiling presentations and digital media for client presentations;
  • Conceptualizing, synthesizing, and summarizing information to highlight key points related to a deliverable (e.g., key requirements, findings, conclusions, etc.); 
  • Developing bibliographies and summarizing articles for literature reviews;
  • Assuming responsibility for reviewing pre-publication materials for typographical, grammatical, and computational errors;
  • Formatting and editing deliverables in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Nitro PDF using established style guidelines;
  • Reviewing and monitoring own work and the work of others for quality and consistency; and
  • Providing editorial feedback to team members in a systematic, prompt, and professional manner.


We seek flexible, resourceful, intelligent, detail-oriented, hard-working individuals who are capable of excelling in an intellectually stimulating and often intense work environment. Strong writing skills and experience developing, reviewing, and editing written materials are a must, as is facility with the more common Windows-based MS software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Project management experiences are also looked upon favorably. Candidates should have strong communication and command of the English language and AP grammar rules,time-management, and organizational skills, meet deadlines and deliverables in a timely fashion, and be capable of handling multiple, diverse tasks simultaneously. 


Very generous – allowance for health care costs, 20 days paid time off, 10 holidays, annual 401 (k) contribution after 6 months vesting. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

In a single package, send a resume, cover letter that not only explains why edCount might be a good fit for you but also serves as an excellent sample of your writing capabilities, and three references to with “Associate – Editor” in the subject line. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the successful candidates are selected, so please apply as soon as possible.

edCount is an equal opportunity employer.

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