Working at CCRC
CCRC studies community colleges because they provide critical access to postsecondary education and are uniquely positioned to promote equity and social mobility in the United States. Our mission is to conduct research that helps these institutions strengthen opportunities and improve outcomes for their students, particularly those from underserved populations.
Join our team of researchers and dedicated support staff as we work to address some of the most pressing problems facing community colleges and their students.
For an overview of employee benefits, visit the Teachers College Human Resources website.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
At CCRC, we believe that our diversity is essential to our success, and we aim to cultivate a respectful and inclusive environment where all employees are empowered to do their best work. Part of your responsibilities will be to serve on working groups to support CCRC’s equity mission through our research and through our organizational policies and practices.
CCRC at Teachers College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. CCRC does not discriminate, and all qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to race; color; national origin; religion; creed; sex or gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression); sexual orientation; citizenship status; pregnancy; disability; age; military or veteran status; marital or partnership status; genetic information, genetic predisposition, or carrier status; prior unemployment status; consumer credit history; status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses, or stalking; or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Legal work authorization is required.
CCRC is seeking a full-time associate editor who will support the center’s editorial and communications efforts. The associate editor will edit, proofread, and format academic/technical papers as well as reports and briefs geared toward practitioners and policymakers. The associate editor will also write and edit a variety of content for print and web, including research summaries, press releases, blog posts, website content, and email newsletters, describing complex research findings in an accessible way and looking for opportunities to improve audience engagement through high-quality content. Duties also include posting website content, managing email campaigns, and assisting with other communications activities. The position reports to the center’s Communications Manager and Communications Director.
The position may begin immediately and is based in New York City, though the position may begin remotely in accordance with Teachers College’s COVID-19 policies. Please include a cover letter, resume, and writing sample with your application.
Note: A proofreading test and editing/writing assignment will be included in the interview process. Exceptional candidates who do not meet all the requirements may be considered for a position as an assistant editor or communications assistant.
- Edit, proofread, and format papers, reports, briefs, proposals, and other material.
- Provide feedback and guidance for writers during manuscript development.
- Liaison with authors, reviewers, and designers to coordinate all phases of publication production.
- Write and edit research summaries, press releases, blog posts, website content, email newsletters, and other material.
- Review publication layouts for errors, style inconsistencies, and adherence to brand standards.
- Create, schedule, and manage distribution for email newsletters.
- Post content to the center’s websites and help maintain social media accounts.
- Assist research and communications staff with project-related tasks.
- Participate in CCRC events and professional development activities.
- As requested, serve on working groups to support CCRC’s equity mission.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- 3–5 years of experience in communications, ideally in roles that emphasize the editing of social science research content.
- Superior understanding of grammar, spelling, and standard style conventions.
- Strong writing skills, critical thinking, and creativity.
- Ability to edit social science research text that discusses statistical methods and results.
- Ability to understand complex academic prose and social science research and distill it for broader audiences.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment.
- Ability to prioritize multiple projects and to anticipate and meet deadlines.
- Experience editing in Microsoft Word, including using “track changes” and formatting tools.
- Prior experience editing academic papers, preferably in social sciences such as sociology and economics.
- Familiarity with APA style.
- Experience writing and editing content for the web and other nonacademic venues.
- Basic proficiency in HTML and CSS.
- Prior experience working with content management systems such as WordPress or Joomla.
- An eye for design and interest in digital storytelling.