A JOTW Can’t Wait posting — Editor, CNA, Alexandria, VA

Editor, CNA, Alexandria, VA


CNA is looking for a talented editor to join its team! We are looking for an experienced editor to work on research papers and other research-related publications.


CNA editors are responsible for editing formal and informal CNA research publications to ensure that they are clear and concise, that the authors’

ideas are presented logically, and that the publications meet CNA’s standards for editorial quality and for effectively communicating our analysis.

We offer: a competitive salary, flexible work arrangements, three weeks of annual vacation that begins accruing from day one, and a competitive 403b plan that starts from day one.


Job Requirements


*         A minimum of five years of editing experience, with significant

experience in both substantive editing and copyediting. Prior experience as an editor for a research organization preferred.


*         Familiarity with editing through Microsoft Office and other CNA

standard software applications; excellent oral and written communication skills.


*         Bachelor’s degree in English or a related field.


An Important Note:  All individuals applying for positions with CNA are subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship is required.


Candidates for the editor position are required to take a skills assessment test during the interview process.


About us


CNA’s objective, empirical research and analysis helps decision-makers develop sound policies, make better-informed decisions, and manage programs more effectively. We take a multi-disciplinary, field-based “real world” approach to our work, and provide public-sector organizations with the tools they need to tackle the complex challenges of making government more efficient and keeping our country safe and strong.


CNA pioneered the field of operations research and analysis nearly 70 years ago and today, applies its efforts to a broad range of national security, defense, and public interest issues, including education, health care and public health, homeland security, human capital management, and air traffic control.


Please apply directly to our website: www.cna.org.

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