The Urban Institute
Editorial Specialist (Labor, Human Services and Population) (Media)
At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Our employees are empowered to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates the debate, wherever it takes place.
Urban's greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. Our employees drive Urban's mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation. Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes.
The Urban Institute has built a cutting-edge in-house Outreach and Communications team that translates research for broad audiences. As part of those efforts, Urban is hiring an editorial specialist to take on a portfolio of research and communications products for the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population (LHP).
The editorial specialist will work on highly cited content that shapes national discussions of such issues as child care and early education, employment and training requirements for working parents, and financial well-being and justice. S/he will be an essential part of a dynamic and highly productive editorial team and report to the Director of Editorial Services and Publications. S/he will also meet regularly with the Vice President for Labor, Human Services, and Population to analyze LHP's editorial workflow and processes.
What you'll bring:
The successful candidate will:
What you'll experience:
Working in the nation's capital—the epicenter of public policy—among a network of policy experts, you can expect to have an impact on policy areas you care about and work with great colleagues who are smart, mission-driven, and collaborative. You will blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration, be encouraged and supported to fulfill your potential through meaningful work that matters, and enjoy a welcoming workplace free from harassment, discrimination, and intolerance.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; a competitive paid time off allowance; and eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan and reimbursable commuting expense program.
The Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.
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