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Full-Time Temporary Editor

December 19, 2017

Hoover Institution Press is the publishing arm of the Hoover Institution, and we are looking for an experienced Editor who loves books, public policy, and archival material. Dedicated to informing public policy decisions and communicating key ideas, the Press publishes the works of Hoover’s fellows, working groups, and affiliated scholars. Concepts that were important to Herbert Hoover—private enterprise, personal freedom, representative government, peace, and safeguarding the American system—continue to animate our work. Areas emphasized are economics, national security, education, energy and the environment, health care, history, law and regulation, and political philosophy.

Our ideal Editor will have a Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant work experience or combination of education and relevant experience. They must be able to work on multiple projects, have exceptional attention to detail, and thorough command of editorial and proofreading skills. The Editor must be able to interface with internal departments and the external book publication/production community to publish within deadlines, and they must be proficient in developmental editing and have knowledge of the different levels of editing, using of the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.

The Editor will research, plan, write, and edit original/complex publications for style and substance, including institutional material, such as materials for Hoover’s Fellows, Marketing & Communications, Public Affairs, Development, and Library & Archives, including website and journal content. The Editor will advise and collaborate with clients and staff on editorial and publication methods, and hire, supervise, and evaluate the work of freelance resources to ensure editorial content adheres to guidelines.

We will be opening up a full-time permanent position, but in the interim, we need someone to help us out. Are you interested? Send your cover letter and resume to Barbara Arellano at

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