Senior Associate, Editorial (Copy Flow Management)

  • Job posted by The Pew Charitable Trusts

Job Type

Full Time




Dist. Columbia
United States


The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.

We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.

Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the best interests of the people. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.

With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Brussels and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.


The Communications department supports leaders at all levels of the institution to promote project and campaign efforts, inform key audiences, and protect and advance Pew's reputation. The department provides a comprehensive range of communications services for all programmatic and administrative units and Trusts-operated projects. Our in-house expertise includes: strategy and message development; editorial support; design and creative services; media event planning; digital and video production; and social media. The unit oversees all communications policies, guidelines, and processes in order to ensure production of the highest quality work and effectively steward Pew's resources.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Senior Director, Editorial, the Senior Associate, Editorial is responsible for ensuring that all Pew publications online and in print are tracked from inspiration to publication by working with colleagues across the organization to collect and input all information pertinent to the Pew publication process and by coordinating – and occasionally scheduling – the editorial team's workflow and workload. The Senior Associate also manages requests for the translation of Pew content into multiple languages; serves as a trainer and co-administrator for the WorkFront content tracking system; assists the Senior Director in the planning and execution of Pew University writing courses; and provides overall support for the editorial team under the direction of the Senior Director.


  • Project manage the editorial team's responsibilities in the Pew publication content development and production flow system (WorkFront).
  • Monitor the flow of up-to-date information from editorial team into WorkFront.
  • Serve as WorkFront co-administrator.
  • Train new Communications employees in WorkFront, and re-train existing employees who need refresher courses.
  • Maintain up-to-date training documentation for WorkFront and editorial processes.
  • Handle the process for the translation of Pew publications by serving as the primary Pew point of contact with outside translation agency.
  • Assist Senior Director, Editorial, in planning and execution of Pew U writing courses.
  • Maintain mailing lists for Trust and Trend magazines.
  • Post Pew content to third-party websites.
  • Organize meetings and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four years of professional experience required, including three years of experience with online editorial or content management and production systems.
  • Top-notch organizational skills. Ability to juggle multiple tasks, to manage time effectively, to analyze and solve problems, to work with minimal supervision in fast-paced environment, and to set priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Strong commitment to editorial and content accuracy and keen attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with and working knowledge of Microsoft Office – especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with and working knowledge of Salesforce and – especially -- WorkFront a plus.
  • Ability to understand organizational structure and work through administrative systems. Capacity to work collaboratively to meet Pew's education and policy goals.

Occasional day travel or overnight trips to Pew's Philadelphia office may be required.

Total Rewards

We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance. The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree