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  • Date posted
    March 9, 2024
  • Location
    Hybrid
  • Apply before
    May 8, 2024
  • Career Level
    Entry-Level

Job Description

Description

Tax Analysts, publisher of Tax Notes, is the leading global publisher and essential source of news and analysis for over 150,000 tax professionals, with correspondents in more than 125 countries. and close to 200 local talented professionals. Our Culture and Values encompass transparency and passion around cultivating an environment that embraces collaboration and innovation. Tax Analysts offers a hybrid work environment (3 days in office and 2days WFH), work/life balance, competitive compensation, and a generous benefits package.

SUMMARY: Under supervision, writes abstracts and summaries of tax legislation and other tax documents. Collects, processes, and maintains data for print and electronic products. Prepares daily data for publication as assigned. Researches and retrieves source material from various media and performs quality control reviews on final products. Assists in the general preparation of documents for publication. Edits online abstracts and summaries for print and online products, following prescribed editorial and style manual guidelines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet editorial department objectives.

  • Writes abstracts and summaries of assigned items for publication. Reads assigned tax legislation, news releases and announcements, reports, regulations, court opinions and related documents, and administrative rulings.
  • Researches, acquires, and verifies information concerning tax documents, and monitors state, federal, and/or international websites, newspapers, magazines, etc. for tax and other monetary related issues as required or assigned.
  • Proofreads and performs light copy editing for consistency, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Assists with editing as needed and notifies quality control of errors.
  • Creates shells for documents as assigned or required and enters necessary information in Content Management System.
  • May proofread special reports and/or galleys for weekly print products and perform light copy editing.
  • Processes full-text or hard copy documents as necessary.
  • May research, compile, and write columns for the print and online publications.
  • Maintain department databases and directories.
  • Works with editors and production department staff to meet established deadlines.
  • Manages source data through the production process for assigned products, including building, validating, and finalizing database files.
  • Runs conversions on data to conform to database formats.
  • Runs specific software processes to create database files for updating publications.
  • Runs proprietary programs to compile files for uploading to website and electronic publication in a timely fashion.
  • Cross-trains with other department members and acts as backup for other team members as required or assigned.
  • Performs final review of files for quality assurance before publication.
  • May assist with training new hires as needed.
  • Maintains a database of correspondent agreements, ensures that all correspondents have active agreements, and prepares payment forms for correspondents consistent with the agreements.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Motivated, well-organized, with good attention to detail
  • Computer proficiency in Windows, Office, electronic databases, and web searching
  • Works well in a team environment and independently
  • Ability to meet strict daily and weekly deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities
  • Demonstrates dependability through punctual attendance

Requirements

  • College degree in English, journalism, related field, or equivalent experience required
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in editing or copy editing material for print and electronic products preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Frequently required to sit for prolonged periods, talk and hear; use hands to type, file, handle or feel; reach with arms. Have visual acuity to use a computer and keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures, read extensively. Occasionally required to stand, walk and lift up to 20 pounds. Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations. Work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment.

Benefits

  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • 401K: Immediately vested
  • Tuition assistance
  • Qualified employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PFSL)
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Private gym onsite