Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking an Editor to join its Publishing and Editorial Resources Section (PUB). PUB works in consultation with authors to edit, provide graphics support for, and publish CRS products in fulfillment of CIP's responsibilities for facilitating and enhancing congressional access to timely and authoritative legislative information and CRS public policy expertise.

The selectee will review new and updated CRS products for clarity of expression, readability and style, and objectivity; coordinate with authors to feature selected products online; contribute to the design and development of new CRS written product formats; and approve final products for online publishing. Editors ensure consistency and accuracy in style of CRS products across a range of subject areas, drawing upon familiarity with CRS public policy areas and research disciplines.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Duties

Reviews new and updated CRS products for readability and style. Performs a preliminary check for objectivity. Ensures consistency and accuracy in style of CRS products under review. Edits materials in a variety of subject areas using familiarity with CRS public policy areas and research disciplines.

Approves final products for online publishing. Publishes authoritative product files to a centralized repository. Maintains dynamic and up-to-date list of products on the CRS homepage that address salient issues before Congress.

Contributes to the design and development of new CRS written product formats.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

U.S. citizens

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