Position Summary

Responsible for editorial assistance for the Guttmacher Policy Review (GPR) and other policy-relevant materials, assistance for Federal Policy Team efforts, and a range of support services for 15-person Washington office.


Editorial Assistance for GPR and Other Policy-relevant Materials

  • Fact-check articles and materials;
  • Copyedit and proofread materials;
  • Compile and format references;
  • Assist in developing graphics for articles;
  • Prepare publication materials for production;
  • Prepare and post content on the Institute’s website; and
  • Assist in scheduling and coordinating editorial processes;


Federal Policy Assistance

  • Provide research assistance for policy analysis projects;
  • Assist with development of factsheets and other project materials;
  • Assist with developing PowerPoint presentations;
  • Participate in drafting comment letters on pending federal administrative proposals;
  • Participate in drafting articles and materials;
  • Monitor and excerpt Federal Register, Congressional Record and Grants.gov;
  • Compile monthly Public Policy Highlights and similar reports; and
  • Maintain internal and external distribution lists, impact tracking systems, and other federal team resources.


Office Administration

  • Provide a range of administrative support, such as facilitating meeting logistics, interfacing with building management, and responding to or directing public information requests; and
  • Perform other job-related tasks as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum of one year of office experience, post Bachelor’s; open to current graduate students.
  • Editorial assistance experience, including copyediting and fact-checking, preferred.
  • Proficiency with main components of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Able to set priorities, juggle tasks, work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Comfortable working as part of a team.
  • Able to synthesize and analyze information, especially in writing.

Salary and Benefits

Salary starting at $45,700 to upper $40k’s, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance; vacation, personal and sick time; paid parental leave; tuition reimbursement; commuting subsidy; and 401(k) with employer match. The Guttmacher Institute strives to provide the training and support staff need to be successful in their positions and to grow professionally.