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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Editor, MIT Horizon in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Editor, MIT Horizon

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MIT Open Learning

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Office of Provost

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

EDITOR, MIT Open Learning ( -MIT Horizon, to assume a unique opportunity to write and edit educational content on a variety of emerging technologies in a style, voice, and at a quality that is consistent with MIT Horizon ( . Will write and edit educational (not news) articles on a variety of emerging technologies; build and manage relationships with subject matter experts, including MIT faculty and outside industry professionals and executives; guide writers and researchers and collaborate with other editors in a deadline-driven environment; adjust and respond to feedback from the executive editor, senior leadership, and the audience of learners; lead MIT Horizon’s educational coverage of technology topics, including how the technology is framed and what articles or content the coverage includes; develop, write, and edit high-quality primers and educational articles, some according to established templates and others original; guide a team of writers and researchers and work closely with executive editor and art director to improve and publish drafts on deadline; ensure that articles and supporting work meet MIT Horizon standards for quality and accuracy; identify and interview subject matter experts; and help improve content development workflows.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; three years of professional editing, writing, or teaching experience; demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills; demonstrated expertise in, knowledge of, or familiarity with science or technology; excellent writing, editing, research, and interviewing skills; proven ability to write quality articles in an institutional voice and to work independently in a semi-structured startup environment. Job #19457-83/31/21