Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
St. Louis - United States
The St Louis Fed is one of 12 Reserve Banks serving all or parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas with branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. The St. Louis Fed's most critical functions include: promoting stable prices and economic growth, fostering a sound financial system, providing payment services to financial institutions, supporting the U.S. Treasury's financial operations, and advancing economic education, community development and fair access to credit. The Bank strives to maintain an engaging and exciting work environment that is both inviting and collegial.
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The Economic Editor will support the business needs of the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which include internal and external publishing of academic economic research. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the principles and practices of editing, experience in scholarly publishing, and familiarity with the principles and terminology of economics.
Provide editorial support for Research Division publications and other editorial projects at all stages: tracking of manuscripts; copy editing, substantive editing, assessing integrity of content, and rewriting; proofing PDF layouts and web copy
Editorial support includes correction/improvement of grammar, punctuation, organization, expression, adherence to house style, and (to some degree) economic integrity.
Some editorial support also includes aspects of ESL-type editing for authors whose first language is not English.
Coordinate editorial projects, including the Bank's scholarly research publications and internal reports
Provide appropriate constructive editorial support as needed/requested by Research Division staff, including PhD economists and senior management
Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor of Science/Arts in English, Journalism or Economics or commensurate experience.
4+ years editing experience
1+ years publishing experience, ideally with oversight of a scholarly publication
Editorial expertise and ability to serve as editorial resource for Research Division staff
Ability to understand complex content (i.e., scholarly research for publication)
Experience adhering to editorial manual style and/or house style
Familiarity with the pre-press and digital publication process
Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize/coordinate multiple tasks on multiple schedules
Excellent writing, analytical, and oral communication skills
Respect and appreciation of authorial integrity and ability to get along well by fostering efficient and healthy working relationships
Ability to learn and quickly assimilate new/unfamiliar terms, concepts, and content into a consistent editorial practice