The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Economics Editor in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Summary:

The Economics Editor contributes to the business objectives of the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, which include internal and external publishing of economic research. The economics editor provides superior copy editing and proofreading services for working papers, articles, manuscripts, and other materials produced by the Research Department. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing, analytical, and oral communication skills, a strong understanding of the principles and practices of editing, familiarity with the terminology of economics, and experience in contemporary scholarly publishing.

Principal Accountabilities: Provide copy editing and proofreading, and when requested, substantive copy editing, for scholarly works and other publications of the research department.

Write executive summaries of department publications.

Provide writing and editorial services in support of research department conferences by developing conference biographies and editing brochures and programs.

Collaborate in the development of the department’s publications strategy. Implement effective and innovative approaches for digital presentation of author research, data, and analysis.

Other Accountabilities: Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision: The person in this position is not required to directly supervise others.

Requirements: Knowledge or experience normally acquired through, or equivalent to, the completion of a Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in English, Journalism, or Economics, and a minimum of three years of copy editing experience.Editorial expertise and, familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style a plus. Valuable attributes include excellent levels of concentration, accuracy, and attention to detail, and the ability to perform well under pressure.

Ability to work independently, manage time, and meet deadlines.

Capacity to understand complex content (i.e., scholarly research for publication) and to learn and quickly assimilate new/unfamiliar terms, concepts, and content into a consistent editorial practice.

Proficiency with print and digital publication processes and contemporary multimedia aspects of publication.

Ability to cultivate productive relationships with authors. Tact and diplomacy are essential, along with respect and appreciation of author prerogatives.

_As a condition of employment, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston employees must comply with ethics rules which generally prohibit employees, their spouses, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse or minor child own such securities, and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of employment, you should raise this issue with the recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information if necessary.

All employees assigned to this position will be subject to a credit check, an FBI fingerprint/criminal background check, and Patriot Act / Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years. Internal candidates who accept a job offer for this position will also be subject to credit re-screening before transferring.

For this job, any offer of employment is contingent upon successfully passing a two-phase security screening. The first phase consists of the satisfactory completion of a physical examination (including a drug screening), reference checks, and a security investigation consisting of credit and criminal history checks. The second phase, which might not be complete until after you begin working at the Reserve Bank, is an additional risk-based security screening determined by the risk rating of the position. Depending upon the sensitivity of the position, this phase may include, and is not limited to, citizenship status verification, and personal interviews with the candidate, references, and prior employers. All candidates must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent resident aliens with at least three or more years of U.S. residency from the date of legal entry to the U.S._

_Principals Only. No agencies please.


Primary Location: MA-Boston

Full-time / Part-time: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular

Overtime Status: Exempt

Job Type: Experienced

Travel: No

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: 251302

Job Sensitivity: Tier II CC@Hire/No CC@Rescreen