Careers

Editor (part-time)

ABOUT US

Hattaway Communications is a Washington, D.C.-based strategic communications firm with a mission: We help visionary leaders and organizations use the power of strategy, science, and storytelling to achieve ambitious goals that benefit people and the planet.

Every day, our team works with high-profile, high-impact clients in advocacy, philanthropy, politics, government, and business. We help leaders figure out how to change the conversation on pressing issues like economic inequality, racial equity, public health, and education. We’re in the business of communications for impact, not self-promotion.

ABOUT THE JOB

As our editor, you’ll play a critical role in helping our talented team finalize, refine, and present their research-driven strategies, content and campaigns. You’ll bring rigorous standards, a flair for writing, and an eye for detail to our work, which ranges from qualitative and quantitative research reports to strategic plans, web copy, white papers, presentations, and client memos.

This position is part-time and can be on-site in our Washington, D.C., office or remote. Hours are flexible and do not have to adhere to a standard weekday schedule. We estimate approximately 20 hours a week, which may increase over time.

As a member of our team, you will:

  • Serve as our in-house editor on all deliverables, including both line editing and copy editing.
  • At Hattaway line editing includes: restructuring to make sure the document flows logically; asking clarifying questions; and requesting additional context. This entails going through a deliverable line-by-line, revising and rewriting where necessary for tone, economy, and accuracy.
  • Copy editing here is defined as: making sure all of our deliverables follow the Hattaway Style Guide; using proper grammar; checking proper nouns and citations for accuracy; and otherwise ensuring that each and every product is error-free.
  • Coach the team on proofreading and the use of our Style Guide, and ensure quality control in our written products.
  • Work well with a variety of team members on multiple projects, while meeting deadlines and maintaining a positive and professional attitude.
  • Clearly and confidently discuss input and editorial choices and their impact on final products with team members.
  • Address problems as they arise and be flexible with implementing solutions that serve clients’ needs.
  • Support the firm’s mission and purpose, demonstrating an interest in social 
issues.

YOU HAVE:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism; communications, English, or a related field; a certificate in editing is a plus, but not required.
  • Five to seven years of experience in editing.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • A commitment to an equitable workplace and the effort it takes to maintain one.
  • Creativity, a sense of humor, and a strong grasp of what makes compelling and actionable content.
  • The desire to grow with a dynamic firm.

WHY HATTAWAY?

We believe in passion, rigor, and imagination. Our passion is shown in our commitment to our clients and their causes, and in reaching the fullest potential in everything we do—always striving for the highest quality products and experiences for our clients, rather than just being “good enough.” Our rigor is demonstrated through the thoughtful, deliberate, and disciplined approach in all that we do, delivering on the promise of strategic communications that actually achieve meaningful impact—not just add to the noise. Imagination drives all of our work, because it lies at the heart of our creative problem-solving.

Hattaway Communications is committed to creating an equitable world, and we know that begins with creating an equitable workplace. We know bringing talented, diverse people together—especially women and people of color—sharpens our insights, and helps us better serve our diverse clients. We recognize and value the experiences of minoritized peoples, and prioritize prospective hires whose cultural backgrounds and experiences give them unique perspectives, and who share our goal of creating a workplace and world that promotes creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

We are active listeners, supportive partners, and inclusive leaders. We create space for our employees and our partners to fearlessly speak truth, authentically express themselves, and enjoy meaningful professional growth. We not only allow for difference but celebrate and dutifully defend it.

We value each person’s professional development, and have a budget and support for pursuing those interests. Our offices are located in downtown Washington, D.C., between the Dupont Circle and Farragut North metro stations.

Hattaway Communications provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and work sample to hr@hattaway.com. Subject line: Editor. No phone calls, please.

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