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Project Editor more...
Location:Quincy, MA
Company:National Fire Protection (NFPA)
First posted:May 24, 2017
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The National Fire Protection Association's mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. An international nonprofit established in 1896, we are dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

Want to be part of something big? As an employee of the National Fire Protection Association, you are working toward truly making a difference all over the world. You play a key role in keeping first responders safe, helping to provide architects with guidelines for building design and safety, providing education to children in schools, and so much more. Employees at NFPA bring a collective passion to work every day as together, they contribute toward solving the fire problem...all while being offered great benefits, including a pension plan and an on-site fitness center.

Want to make a difference? Join Us.

NFPA is currently looking for an experienced Project Editorial to join the team! The Project Editor will perform various editorial and production functions related to specific product lines, adhering to NFPA style and standards to help provide information and knowledge through our codes and publications.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Act as project editor for assigned codes and standards, editing new revisions, editing and proofing drafts for ballot as well as page proofs at production stage.
  • Ensure that codes and standards comply with NFPA Manual of Style and formatting.
  • Maintain and update checklist items.
  • Update extracts and perform fact checking as needed.
  • Compile art manuscripts, create art logs, and edit art manuscripts, assisting art coordinator in maintaining NFPA's graphic style.
  • Copy edit/proof non-code products (handbooks, books, online products), marketing materials, and other association materials, such as certification, training, and research.
  • Act as liaison with the engineering staff, coordinating the schedule for review times via the code operations team, and maintaining communications throughout the production process to ensure timely reviews.
  • Maintain communications with counterparts in publishing and production staff to ensure efficient processing of materials throughout the editorial process.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, ideally in English-related area.
  • Minimum 5 years' editorial experience, preferably working with technical content.
  • Attention to detail; ability to organize, multitask, and prioritize assignments.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat; familiarity with editing applications and content management systems.

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office working conditions


  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here .
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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