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The Editor is responsible for researching and writing articles used in agency/institution publications and disseminating information to the general public. This position is governed

Class Code:

P021C

Job Grade:

GS06

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Performs a supervisory or lead role in coordinating predetermined work assignments of co-workers and/or subordinate employees by communicating prioritization of activities, project deadlines, reviewing and monitoring the work performed, interpreting policies, procedures, or precedents. Provides supervisory or management staff with project updates on a regular and recurring basis to ensure adherence to project goals and timeframes. Reads or proofs copies of news, feature stories, press releases, and other articles written by subordinates to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax. Verifies facts, dates, and statistics using standard reference sources. Prepares, rewrites, and edits copies of the agency’s/institution’s newsletters, press releases, web pages, brochures, and scripts to improve readability. Plans the contents of publications, according to the agency’s publication style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements. Confers with management and staff members regarding placement and emphasis of articles and stories, to determine publication goals and objectives. Supervises production of publications including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements, and prepares initial budget proposals. Disseminates information to the public by presenting programs to civic clubs and other groups, writing press releases, and maintaining and distributing inventory of publications. Represents the organization at various meetings or events, delivers presentations, researches information, and conducts tours of the organization’s facilities. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of journalism. Knowledge of publications, design, and layout techniques. Knowledge of English, grammar, and word usage. Knowledge of editing techniques. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to read and apply principles of punctuation. Ability to review written manuscripts for mechanical problems. Ability to supervise or lead the work of others. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to design and layout publications. Ability to write news releases, articles, and other materials pertaining to agency/institution events.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or a related field; plus two years of experience in writing and editing news releases or articles. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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