Editorial Associate - Part-time

Job Type

Part Time



Application Deadline



570 Lexington Avenue
New York
New York
United States


About the Roosevelt Institute

Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We are a 21st-century think tank bringing together multiple generations of thinkers and leaders to help drive key economic and social debates and have a local and national impact. We advance this mission through the work of our staff, fellows, and network of students and alumni.

Roosevelt is taking on some of the biggest issues facing our economy and society and putting out bold, cutting-edge research and policies. Our work ranges from thinking about how we restructure the world of finance to changing the way colleges and universities invest in their communities. In the past year alone we released a bold agenda to rewrite the rules of the American economy which the Washington Post called a new manifesto for fighting inequality; framed the issues of financialization and corporate short-termism and issued a policy agenda that influenced the presidential race and key lawmakers; and crowd-sourced a blueprint for what young people want from candidates in 2016.

Our Culture

At Roosevelt, we recognize that the culture of the workplace and opportunities for career growth and development are important to all.  We believe that diversity of background and experience among our people make our work to reimagine the rules of our social and economic realities stronger.

Roosevelt is equal opportunity employer and, as affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. There is a handicapped-accessible, all gender/gender-neutral bathroom on site.


Under the direction of the Deputy Director, Editorial and Digital Strategy, the Editorial Associate will aid in the copy editing and proofreading of Roosevelt Institute papers and reports, ensuring that they meet Roosevelt’s standards of quality and clarity and align with the Roosevelt and CMOS style guides. The Editorial Associate serves as the deputy editor for products that require a technical, not substantive, copy edit. Exceptionally strong editing skills—including the ability to edit a variety of publication types, such as white papers and bibliographies—are essential to succeeding in this position.

This is a non-management, unionized role. This position works closely with the Deputy Director, Editorial and Digital Strategy and the Program Associate(s).


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+years of experience in print and digital editorial field.
  • Exceptionally strong editing skills are a must.
  • Strong organizational skills and time management.
  • A deep understanding of the CMOS.
  • A good team player, with a flexible, self-motivated, and hands-on approach.
  • Acute attention to detail and ability to understand and maintain editorial and journalistic standards that are imperative.
  • Effective communication of information and ideas in written and verbal format and in building and maintaining relationships.
  • A demonstrated comfort with data-intensive publications and research.
  • Understanding of economics policy is helpful, but not required.


Salaries at the Roosevelt Institute are competitive and we provide a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. We offer a rewarding, friendly, supportive, and collaborative work environment, excellent health insurance coverage, paid time off, and employer pension contributions when eligibility criteria are met.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


When applying, please submit your cover letter and resume as one document by August 15, 2018. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.  No phone calls, please. While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to apply by August 15, 2018. Initial interviews will be conducted over the phone or Skype. We will only contact applicants who are being considered for interviews.