Assistant/Associate Editor, Communications

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is one of the nation’s leading non-profits working on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. It has a national reputation for conducting rigorous research and analysis, developing policy ideas and strategies, shaping a broad array of policy debates at the federal and state levels, and influencing policy outcomes. It works on budget and tax policy, health care, social insurance, and a range of programs important to low-income people. The Center’s funding comes from private foundations and individuals.

The Center seeks an Assistant/Associate Editor to join the Communications team. This two-year term position offers an opportunity for an individual with some editorial experience to gain skills and experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment to help the Center meet its policy goals.


  • Edit and proofread materials for an array of key audiences, including federal and state policymakers, opinion leaders, media, and the general public.
  • Edit fact sheets, chart books, blog posts, and other documents to make them more accessible and effective.
  • Proofread documents for correct spelling, punctuation, usage, and grammar.
  • Maintain department tracker of materials at different stages of production.
  • Perform other editorial tasks as needed.


  • Assistant Editor-Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of experience editing, preferably in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Associate Editor -Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of experience editing, preferably in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience editing materials on policy issues preferred but not required.
  • Excellent command of spelling, grammar, and usage.
  • Excellent editing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on documents as part of a team.
  • Ability to edit work in the Center’s voice and style.
  • Ability to incorporate feedback constructively.
  • Ability to work on tight timelines and manage competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Office 365, particularly Word.
  • Commitment to the Center’s mission to improve the well-being of low- and moderate-income people.
  • Commitment to advancing multiple dimensions of equity and inclusion, including racial and gender equity, in written products as well as in the Center’s internal and external relationships.
  • Experience editing materials in translation and/or Spanish-language fluency a plus.

This position reports to the Deputy Editorial Director.
Terms of Employment: Full-time, exempt. This is a two-year term position.
Bargaining Unit Status: This is a bargaining unit position.


Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits (including health insurance, vision and dental coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, MERP, and DCAP), and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

Please upload a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please include a discussion of what draws you to the mission of the Center. 

Please submit your application here.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, color, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, credit information, pregnancy or parental status, family responsibilities, personal appearance, creed, military or veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, union activities, disability, or other status protected by applicable law.