Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Editor, MIT Horizon

MIT Open Learning is looking for an Editor to join MIT Horizon. This is unique opportunity to write and edit educational content on a variety of emerging technologies in a style, voice and at a quality that is consistent with MIT Horizon.

This position will write and edit educational (not news) articles on a variety of emerging technologies; build and manage relationships with subject matter experts, including MIT faculty and outside industry professionals and executives; guide writers and researchers and collaborate with other editors in a deadline-driven environment; and adjust and respond to feedback from the executive editor, senior leadership, and the audience of learners.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead MIT Horizon’s educational coverage of technology topics, including how the technology is framed and what articles or content the coverage includes.
  • Develop, write, and edit high-quality primers and educational articles, some according to established templates and others original.
  • Guide a team of writers and researchers and work closely with executive editor and art director to improve and publish drafts on deadline.
  • Ensure that articles and supporting work meet MIT Horizon standards for quality and accuracy.
  • Identify and interview subject matter experts.
  • Help improve content development workflows.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Three years of professional editing, writing, or teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in, knowledge of, or familiarity with science or technology.
  • Excellent writing, editing, research, and interviewing skills.
  • Proven ability to write quality articles in an institutional voice and to work independently in a semi-structured startup environment.

Interested candidates may apply on-line at https://hr.mit.edu/careers.  Please reference job number 19457.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on nondiscrimination can be found at https://policies.mit.edu/policies-procedures/90-relations-and-responsibilities-within-mit-community/92-nondiscrimination.

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