Associate Editor – General Code LLC – Rochester NY

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Associate Editor (Editor-in-Training)
DEPARTMENT: Codification Operations
REPORTS TO: Supplementation Manager
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time Non-exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The primary focus of this position is to work under the direction of a Senior Editor trainer to codify and edit municipal law consistent with established styles and standards. After completing the training requirements and successfully demonstrating competence, the Associate Editor will receive Editor certification and complete similar tasks independently.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OR TASKS PERFORMED:

  • Identify and sort Code from non-Code legislation
  • Identify missing legislation
  • Request electronic files, missing documents and missing information from the client
  • Incorporate amendments and include historical annotations
  • Create chapter, article and section titles
  • Add editor’s notes and general references
  • Edit content for style, grammar and internal organization
  • Identify conflicts within new legislation and between existing laws and new legislation
  • Check statutory references

QUALIFICATIONS & KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, history or political science or demonstrated equivalent experience/skill
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent reading comprehension, memory and attentiveness to detail
  • Superior analytical and organizational skills
  • Editing, technical writing or legal experience a plus
  • Ability to work on-site at General Code’s facility
  • Personal values that match our corporate values

ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
This is an office environment with a moderate noise level. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; kneel, or crouch; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. Other demands include:

  • Sitting for long periods of time—frequent
  • Typing, data entry and reading on a computer—frequent

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