Be The Difference....Be CNA!
CNA has been committed to changing people’s lives through our advanced analytical research since 1942, when the U.S. Navy needed our help against German submarine warfare during WWII. CNA is an objective research and analysis organization. We run the Navy’s Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and the Institute for Public Research (IPR). We’ve done research for the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Department of Defense for over 70 years, and, about 20 years ago, we started a domestic research line—IPR. Under IPR, we work on projects for the Department of Education, the Department of Justice, the Federal Aviation Administration, and a long list of other agencies and foundations.
CNA has an exciting opportunity for a Managing Editor. The Managing Editor oversees, directs, and prioritizes editing support for all CNA research reports and products. Responsibilities include managing editorial staff, setting and enforcing style policies, prioritizing and coordinating editorial assignments, and coordinating with research managers. The Managing Editor will report to the Chief Research Officer and regularly coordinate with Research managers and staff. The Managing Editor will supervise editors assigned to multiple Research Divisions, consisting of full- and part-time editors, working on and off-site.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
1 Provide direct supervision and management to editorial staff
2 Develop, maintain, and implement corporate research publication standards and processes
3 Oversee and monitor quality, consistency, and cost-effectiveness of editing standards across divisions to ensure consistent and appropriate usage of language, style and quality specifications
4 Develop and manage editorial workload, timelines and production scheduling and processes to ensure research documents are high quality and meet contractual requirements regarding style and formatting
5 Edit and format research documents
6 Establish, implement, and maintain a “Writing Center” to improve analyst writing skills
7 Coordinate with Research Managers and analysts to develop editorial priorities and guide development of processes with the intention of creating research publications (print, online, digital) that meets the needs of our sponsors
8 Coordinate with and support Director Communications serving as liaison between writing/communications department and editors
9 Review and update the CNA Style Guide as required
10 Maintain professional relationships with Research Executive Vice Presidents, Research managers and analysts
11 Create a climate for motivation and innovation; support positive working relationships with editors; establish effective team work and collaboration practices with research managers and staff; openly supports the corporate direction, strategy, and employee programs
12 Edit and write for the Research Office, as needed
13 Perform other duties as assigned