Who We Are
Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people’s shared values and commitment to peace worldwide. We know that Peace is Security – it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing, and mitigating violent conflict.
We are an independent, non-partisan institution and are actively engaged with peacebuilding efforts around the world. Together we tackle the most challenging problems and hold fast to the possibility of a more peaceful world. To learn more about USIP programs and job openings, go to https://www.usip.org/about/careers.
If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front-row seat on the world stage, USIP is the place for you.
This position is an advertisement to identify interested qualified Publications Editor talent to accommodate near future business needs.
The Writer/Editor works as part of the editorial team to assist in driving the Institute’s integrated online editorial and audience strategy. Additionally, oversees development issues to write, edit and proofread a range of materials designed to present the Institute’s unique work to a broad audience on multiple platforms. This position is based in Washington, D.C., and reports to the Managing Editor of Public Affairs and Communications.
TARGET SALARY RANGE
Grade 11- $78,000-$81,000
The Institute uses the General Schedule salary tables for administering compensation. Contractor offers are determined based on candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the position.
- In coordination with the managing editor and deputy director, coordinates the production and editorial workflow for fact sheets, one-pagers, event invitations, press releases, and other institutional collateral.
- Writes and edits material, such as event coverage, In Memoria, and other pieces for USIP.org as assigned.
- Edits USIP.org content, including analysis and commentary pieces, Q&As, blogs, and other article formats.
- Coordinates with Managing Editor and Deputy Director to maintain a news and events calendar, determine editorial priorities and organize workflow, and work with the Team on upcoming news opportunities and multimedia editorial packages on the Institute’s website to grow the web audience.
- Assists the Managing Editor in tracking the production of USIP.org content and prepares editorial and production reports for USIP programs and leadership.
- Helps to ensure quality, consistency, and timeliness of all content for all audiences: internal, general public and critical stakeholders, including foreign policy elites and policymakers.
- Gathers information to be used in writing assignments on major projects and those that involve several offices, works across teams, and assists with consolidating working drafts and preparing a unified product.
- Evaluates how available information can best be used to meet Institute strategies and objectives, helps identify opportunities for developing new information, and recommends strategies for presenting the information.
- Ensure consistency of grammar mechanics and expression, formatting, logical organization and development, and general readability. Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree with five (5) years of experience in journalism, communications, English, political science, international relations or relevant field or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree with three (3) years of experience is preferred.
- At least 3-5 year of specialized experience writing and editing communications for a variety of documents and publications, such as newsletters, articles, web content; reviewing written documents for accuracy and ensuring they meet current organizational style, policies, and practices.
- A strong understanding of U.S. foreign policy and conflict resolution.
- Sound judgment in problem-solving.
- Mastery of the Associated Press Style Guide.
- Superb interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to organize, set priorities, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects at once.
- An enthusiasm for working effectively with other staff members in varying roles and in different departments.
All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.
HOW TO APPLY
To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:
1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary requirements.
2. Cover letter
For questions about this position please email [email protected]. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.
Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.
No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.
USIP is an equal-opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.