The Mackinac Center for Public Policy seeks a senior editor to oversee the quality of the Center’s media and research publications. This position will be based in Midland, Michigan and report to the vice president for strategy and communications.
The ideal candidate will be a well-organized team player with a mastery of the written language and experience contributing to and managing publicity and publications. The Center aims to produce best-in-class commentaries, policy briefs and educational material mission for target audiences, anchored in our commitment to the highest standards for quality research and accuracy.
Purpose of position
- Developing, editing and overseeing publication materials
- Overseeing the quality and accuracy of messaging to support the institution’s policy goals
- Working across departments to develop and maintain best-in-class writing and editing practices
Key job responsibilities
- Overseeing the Center’s editing and policy publications processes
- Ensuring the highest standards of accuracy and quality for media commentaries
- Adapting core material for media and other publication purposes
- Working closely across departments to maintain broad awareness of institutional priorities and sensitivities
- Managing publication contractors and deadlines for publications processes
- Working closely with the design team to integrate multi-media with publication material
- Tracking and meeting publications grant-related objectives
- Commitment to free-market solutions to public policy problems
- Dedication to accuracy and excellence
- First-rate grammar and writing skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks in parallel
- Ability to meet deadlines and work effectively under time pressure
The Mackinac Center is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to improving the quality of life of all Michigan residents by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions. We advance liberty and opportunity for all people by developing free-market policies, challenging government overreach and influencing public opinion so that it encourages policymakers to act in the broad public interest rather than narrow private or government interests. The Mackinac Center is a nonprofit organization with 40 full-time employees, a 50-member Board of Scholars and an annual operating budget of $10 million.
The position provides a competitive salary and excellent benefits. To be considered, please send a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the mission of the Mackinac Center to:
Vice President for Operations
Fax: (989) 631-0964
While we thank all applicants for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those whom we are considering for an interview. No telephone calls, please.