Assistant Editor, Art, Editorial, and Video
American Progress

  • Reports to: Director, Editorial
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Art, Editorial, and Video
  • Position classification: Nonexempt, full time; Union – Level 2
  • Minimum compensation: $46,000


American Progress has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor on the Art, Editorial, and Video team. The Assistant Editor serves primarily as a copyeditor for American Progress, helping assure the quality of publications ranging from research reports to daily columns. Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment, the Assistant Editor also helps with daily production of the website.


  • Copyedit American Progress’ products, including reports, issue briefs, columns, and other content for both print and web.
  • Copyedit, post content on, and update and other American Progress websites.
  • Maintain the style guide and its grammatical and style standards.
  • Maintain accuracy and overall quality of publications.
  • Write headlines, blurbs, and photo captions, and select photos.
  • Work on the conception and execution of special websites and projects.
  • Provide operational support to the Art, Editorial, and Video team, including scheduling meetings; processing and filing forms; managing pipelines; tracking invoices and payments; and providing other administrative support when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One to two years of editing experience with an online component is a plus.
  • Excellent editing skills, including a particular attention to detail and accuracy. Strong ability to work under time pressure and to work independently.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, particularly the ability to give feedback and instructions clearly but diplomatically.
  • Meticulous organizational skills and strong problem-solving capabilities, especially the ability to keep track of many small moving parts across several distinct projects.
  • Familiarity with AP style is a plus.
  • Experience with HTML, XML, and CSS is a plus.
  • Experience with WordPress and Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator is a plus.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals.

American Progress offers full and competitive benefits packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position has a starting salary of $46,000 and is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70.

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