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favorite this post FULL-TIME EDITOR for international consulting firm in Downtown LA (Downtown LA) hide this posting unhide

compensation: Approx. $50k/year plus participation in annual bonus program, full benefits, vacation/sick time etc.
employment type: full-time

Control Risks is looking for a new editor to join its editing team in the Americas region (with offices in the US, Mexico, Panama, Colombia and Brazil). This team edits reports, proposals and other documents for all departments; the documents cover a wide range of topics including investigations, due diligence, compliance, anti-bribery/corruption, political risk analysis, site security, cyber security, crisis response and crisis management, among many others.

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced editor who is interested in international business and enjoys helping writers of various abilities improve their writing. Editing experience in a business writing context is a plus but not a requirement; experience editing in a journalism or academic context is also welcome. Since the editor will be working with writers in both North America and Latin America, a particular interest in Latin American politics or business is a plus.

The position offers the opportunity to work on projects covering a wide variety of topics in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Successful editors at Control Risks have a high degree of both intellectual curiosity and attention to detail.

Tasks:
- Edit proposals, reports and other documents for grammar, clarity and style
-Ensure that documents can be understood by an educated non-specialist reader without compromising the integrity of technical writing
-Revise documents written by non-native English speakers as well as UK writers into perfect American English
-Develop and maintain good relationships with the consultants who are writing the documents
-Manage time effectively so that several projects with tight deadlines can be juggled simultaneously, and work within budgets
-Develop the technical expertise necessary to correct the formatting of complex documents

Essential:
-At least one year of editing experience; more experience preferred
-Excellent analytical writing skills
-Excellent command of grammar
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Tremendous attention to detail
-Mastery of MS Word and PowerPoint

Preferred
-Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Portuguese (Note for bilingual candidates: please describe your level of fluency and any editing experience in detail in your cover letter or resume.)
-Experience editing technical writing
-Experience with business writing, particularly in terms of consultant services
-Ability to enhance documents visually
-Knowledge of and interest in Control Risks' areas of expertise, such as political risk analysis, security and crisis management, or corporate investigations

Compensation:
Approx. $50k/year plus participation in annual bonus program, full benefits, vacation/sick time etc.

Note:
This is a full-time position working within regular business hours in our downtown LA office. This is NOT a remote or work-from-home position.
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