American Institutes for Research

Editorial Assistant

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United States


The Assessment Program at AIR is a well-regarded organization that is growing rapidly. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and we seek individuals who are willing to roll up their sleeves to produce high quality work in a timely manner. We are currently seeking an Assessment Editorial Assistant to join our team in Washington, D.C.


The Assessment Editorial Assistant will work with other editors, operations/production staff, and various internal clients to proofread and perform quality-control checks on educational testing materials. Reviews will be primarily print-based for verification of test booklet content and layout, but will involve many online components. Assessment editorial assistants adhere strictly to various style manuals including Chicago, AP, and APA, as well as various state departments of education publishing requirements and client-specific style rules.


• Bachelor’s Degree in English, journalism, or a related field
• Minimum of 1 – 2 years of proofreading or quality-control experience in a professional environment
• Exceptional command of the English language, with strong listening, writing, and oral communication skills
• Superb attention to detail and organizational skills
• Ability to prioritize multiple projects and proofing requests under high-pressure daily deadlines
• Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment
• Positive attitude and a strong customer-service focus
• Thorough knowledge of standard proofreading symbols
• Proficient in Word and experience using “Track Changes”
• Experience in PowerPoint and Excel is preferable
• Experience with desktop publishing software is a plus



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