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Harvard University Editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

65834BRAuto req ID:65834BRJob Code:CM0157 Editor III Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:EditorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

10 years or more of experience editing/writing analytical texts. Translation skills, including proven experience translating from Russian into English and editing such translations (from light copyediting to major revisions). Fully bilingual (English and Russian). 10 years or more of experience doing research related to the former Soviet Union, particularly involving official data. Master’s degree or Ph.D. in political science, journalism or a related field. Experience training and managing staff on the job.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Must have strong organizational and communication skills, flexibility, and ability to communicate professionally with people inside and outside the organization. Must have proven comfort with learning and mastering new applications and technologies. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, pay close attention to detail, prioritize diverse tasks and coordinate workflow among staff. Must have experience with social media promotion. Must have a strong knowledge of MS Office applications, including MS Access and MS Excel. Experience with email management systems, like Mailchimp, preferred.

Additional Information:

Must provide writing and editing samples.

This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending December 31, 2025, with possibility of renewal.

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We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide visa sponsorship.

Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.

Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.

This is a hybrid position based on our campus in Cambridge, MA. As a campus-based institution, we place a high value on the in-person experience, cross-team collaboration, and strong community building in order to create a vibrant campus for our students, faculty, staff, and research fellows. The position is required to work in-person on campus a minimum of one day per week during the academic year. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Salary Range: $74,200 - $126,200

Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity.

Department:Belfer Center for Science and International AffairsPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Communications Position Description:

The Editor will be responsible for the following activities: Develop content for the project’s web portal, including sections containing factual information on the past, present and future of Russia and U.S.-Russian relations. Regularly update the aforementioned informational sections. Research, commission, translate, edit and publish content by external contributors and by the project staff for the analytical sections of the portal. Spot and fact-check, if needed, contestable propositions in submissions. Research and produce own content. Secure rights for reprinting and disseminating outside content on the portal. Research, produce and disseminate the portal’s regular analytical products and news digests, including the war report card. Promote published content across multiple social media platforms and via email. Produce internal and external reports on the project’s operations and performance. Train and mentor the project’s student associates. Help with website maintenance. Help manage payment of honoraria to outside contributors. Organize events, such as meetings of the project’s board. Represent the project at various events. Perform other project administrative tasks.

School/Unit:Harvard Kennedy School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of the Harvard Kennedy School has an opportunity for a bilingual (English-Russian) editor to oversee the editorial and administrative facets of its Russia Matters project, including commissioning, translating, editing, publishing submissions by external contributors and by the project staff; researching and writing their own content; promoting published content across multiple platforms; website maintenance and other administrative tasks. The editor will report to the project director, who will exercise oversight over the editor's work, including making final decisions on editorial content upon consulting with the editor and the managing editor.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Harvard Kennedy School’s Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism

At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership—because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.

Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School’s commitment to Diversity Equity, and Anti-Racism. ( Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-SC1Work Format Details:This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.