Levy Economics Institute
Editorial Administrative AssistantEmployer Website: http://www.levyinstitute.org
The Levy Economics Institute, an internationally recognized public policy research organization, invites applications for an Editorial Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities include preparing working papers, presentations, and other materials for posting on the Institute’s website (light copyediting, fact-checking, author liaison, and digital text revision for compliance with Institute style sheets and the Chicago Manual of Style). The job also entails clerical and administrative support to research scholars and backup support to the president’s office; answering the telephone; and assisting with Institute meetings and conferences, some off-site.
The Levy Economics Institute is located on the campus of Bard College, 90 miles north of New York City, overlooking the Hudson River. We provide state-of-the-art computer networking, a dedicated library, and a supportive, collegial environment. For more information, visit www.levyinstitute.org.
Candidates should have a keen interest in issues of public policy and possess the ability to multitask, to work within deadlines, to prioritize in order to effectively manage workflow, and to use discretion in maintaining confidentiality of sensitive materials and issues. A high level of flexibility and responsiveness, a positive attitude, and commitment to being part of an energetic team are also required.
The ideal candidate will have excellent computer skills (facility in using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Internet research tools, is mandatory), a Bachelor’s degree and some previous editing/proofreading experience. Comfort in working with authors writing in English as a second language and familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and/or economics is a plus.
To apply, candidates should send a letter of application, a résumé, two writing samples, and the names of three references by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.