New York, NY
Not Specified years
Posted 428 days ago
Vera produces dozens of publications and multi-media materials annually. Many of these materials describe results from Vera studies while others summarize findings from research conducted by others. Over the past year, Vera has released research reports, policy briefs and multimedia materials that address a wide-range of critical justice and immigration related topics, including mass incarceration and the overuse of jails, state spending on prisons, the opiate crisis, legal services for immigrants, the incarceration of women, and solitary confinement, to name a few. Our website received over 500,000 visits in the last year and recent high profile social media posts have reached millions across the United States. This level of visibility provides a unique opportunity for research and communications professionals seeking to reach a wide audience.
Vera is seeking a Senior Research Editor to join the Institute’s communications team and work in close collaboration with our team of experienced researchers. This is a newly created position that would suit a highly motivated professional with experience writing or editing research papers, a strong facility with qualitative and quantitative research methods, excellent communications skills, and an interest in working for a mission driven social justice organization. The successful candidate may be someone with a background in knowledge-based journalism, an experienced researcher with extensive experience writing for policy audiences, or a seasoned communications professional with a background editing for a university or research-based organization.
The Senior Research Editor will work closely with researchers and members of Vera’s communications staff to craft publications and multi-media materials that maximize the dissemination of findings from Vera’s diverse body of research studies. Reporting to Vera’s Editorial Director and working in partnership with the Director of Research, the senior research editor’s core responsibilities include:
Vera seeks a candidate with the following qualities and skills:
$80K to $90K depending on experience and qualifications, plus excellent benefits.