Associate Editor

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States



Founded in 1968, the Guttmacher Institute is a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through a unique and interrelated program of high-quality research, evidence-based advocacy and strategic communications, the Institute works to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policy and program development. The Institute’s overarching goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all people worldwide.


Position Summary:

The Associate Editor will be one of a team of editors responsible for shaping Guttmacher’s publications. Products range from fact sheets and media materials to complex reports and articles for two peer-reviewed journals, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. The Associate Editor position requires three main aptitudes:

·        Strong editing skills (solid command of grammar and usage, ability to edit material for diverse audiences, close attention to internal consistency and readability);

·        Familiarity with domestic and international sexual and reproductive health issues, and ability to help authors formulate strong, cohesive arguments;

·        Sufficient understanding of social science research methods and statistics to ensure accuracy, readability and effectiveness of both text and graphics.


·        Provide substantive edits and guidance on text, tables, figures and infographics to ensure accuracy, internal consistency, correctness of grammar and style, and readability;

·        Work with authors with varying writing and language proficiencies to ensure that material meets rigorous standards for publication;

·        Work with executive editors, authors and production staff to shepherd copy through review and production phases;

·        For the peer-reviewed journals, screen manuscript submissions, participate in editorial meetings to discuss submissions and other journal-related matters, and assist in identifying reviewers;

·        Assist in writing copy, as needed;

·        Screen outside journals to stay abreast of the field;

·        Perform other job-related tasks and projects as assigned.




·        Bachelor’s degree in social sciences; master’s degree a plus;

·        Three to five years of editorial experience focused on academic/professional material in the social sciences;

·        Proficiency in Word and Excel, willingness to learn project management software and other programs;

·        Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to edit text and graphics for diverse audiences, paying particular attention to house style, internal consistency and overall readability;

·        Familiarity with the sexual and reproductive health field;

·        Understanding of social science research methods and statistics;

·        Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, ability to manage multiple priorities in a time-sensitive manner, close attention to detail;

·        Fluency in French or Spanish a plus;

·        Availability for occasional travel to meetings. 


Salary and benefits

Low 70k's to mid 80k's dependent upon experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, commuting subsidy, and generous time off.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, submit resume and cover letter here.

Please note that no telephone calls will be accepted. No agencies, please.

The Guttmacher Institute is an equal opportunity employer.