Editorial Manager


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This role is remote or hybrid (New York, NY), preferably in EST. We prioritize the following locations for hiring: CA, CT, DC, GA, IL, LA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT but welcome candidates from other states to apply as well.  

About the Roosevelt Institute

The Roosevelt Institute takes on today’s greatest public policy challenges by advancing bold, cutting-edge research and policy ideas. We believe that the future of the American economy and our democracy depends on a new way of thinking about markets and government–and have successfully engaged with policymakers and the media to inform and shape public debate. Too few people hold too much economic and political power today, and we know that a stronger society is possible if we rectify this imbalance between private actors and the public. With a commitment to transforming corporations, restructuring markets, reviving democratic institutions, and reimagining the role of government, our work moves our nation toward a more resilient, equitable, and green future.

The Roosevelt Institute is a think tank, a student network, and the nonprofit partner to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum that, together, are learning from the past and working to redefine our collective future. Focusing on corporate and public power, labor and wages, and the economics of race and gender inequality, the Roosevelt Institute unifies experts, invests in young leaders, and advances progressive policies that bring the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt into the 21st century.

Our Culture

At Roosevelt, we recognize that the culture of the workplace and opportunities for career growth and development are important to all. We believe that diversity of background and experience among our people make our work to rewrite the rules of our social and economic realities stronger. Roosevelt is an equal opportunity employer and, as such affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people with diverse work and life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, and diverse cultures to apply.

What You’ll Do

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Editorial Strategy, the Editorial Manager is responsible for editing and managing production processes of Roosevelt content, guiding and providing feedback to freelance editors and designers, and creating communications content—including email newsletters and speeches.

Sharpening the writing of economists, political scientists, and policy influencers, the Editorial Manager ensures that copy is clear and crisp for varied audiences and consistent with Roosevelt’s editorial standards.

You have demonstrated knowledge or interest in writing about political, social, and economic issues. The ideal candidate will have exceptionally strong writing skills and technical editing savvy. Note: As part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to submit a writing exercise. 

This is a non-management, unionized role. Union employees are eligible for a General Wage Increase each year in January.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Manage products in the editorial pipeline—owning publication processes, author relationships, and cross-team communications
  • Edit and provide substantive and stylistic feedback for various product types including publications, fact sheets, and blog posts
  • Collaborate with and review the work of program staff, fellows, freelance editors, and designers to ensure quality, accuracy, and alignment with Roosevelt style
  • Refine communications processes, resources, and project management tools; and serve as Roosevelt style ambassador
  • Format select publications in templates
  • Maintain and update editorial calendar on Asana
  • Draft, co-author, and ghostwrite original content ranging from newsletters to speeches as needed

What You’ll Have

  • 4 plus years of editorial (academic and/or journalism) and writing experience
  • Exceptionally strong writing and editing skills
  • Acute attention to detail and organization
  • Comfort with Chicago Manual of Style and academic writing standards
  • Demonstrable knowledge of/interest in US politics and economic policy
  • Collaborative and growth-oriented approach
  • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat preferred; familiarity with InDesign a plus
  • Project management experience is nice-to-have

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Please apply!

We know talent comes in many forms. Our only requirement is that you’re passionate about advancing democracy—to create meaningful change. Join our team and help envision a new equitable future for all.

The salary range for this role is $67,736.00 – $75,000.00 annually. The Roosevelt Institute offers excellent benefits that include 100% paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and 80% paid for dependents; life insurance; vacation; personal and sick time; paid parental leave; professional development; healthcare- dependent- and commuter FSA; and a 403(b) Retirement plan with up to 4% contribution.