Senior Associate Editor

Harvard Business Publishing
Full time
Copywriting and Editing
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

Job Title: Senior Associate Editor (Contract)



  • Department: HBR Group

  • Employment Type: Part-Time

  • Office Location: Remote

  • Job Number: JO-2006-1794


At Harvard Business Review, we publish the best ideas in business and management to help people, organizations and economies work better. We are looking for a part-time, contract editor to help with our coverage on how to manage yourself and your team. This practical work advice includes everything from improving your communication and emotional intelligence skills to fighting stress and burnout to having difficult conversations to motivating employees.


This is largely a hands-on editing role but may include helping assess author pitches and develop ideas. Responsibilities will include:



  • Editing digital articles as assigned (length varies, but usually in the 1,000-1,500 word range) and working with expert authors to make their pieces accessible to a general business audience. This requires the ability to offer structural editing suggestions, identify holes in the article’s logic, pressure test examples and evidence, and provide strong line editing.

  • Vetting pitches from outside experts, including academics, consultants, and business leaders, and advising on which to develop and which to reject.

  • A demonstrated passion for high quality content about the world of work.

  • Enthusiasm for working on a collaborative, collegial team which believes in a culture of editorial excellence.


Position Requirements:



  • We’re looking for a strong text editor with at least five years of editorial experience.

  • A proven ability to write and edit clean, accurate copy.

  • An understanding of how to collaborate with outside contributors and/or freelancers and coach them to improve and refine their work, from line editing to structural development, is a major plus.

  • An enthusiastic collaborator who knows the power of working on a supportive, fun, positive team.

  • Someone who will enjoy making HBR a great place to publish and a great place to work.


Note: This is a six-month contract role, expected to end in December 2020.


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