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Editorial Assistant, Tax Analysts - Falls Church, VA

Job Description 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. 

Duties and responsibilities: 

1. 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. 

2. Proofreads and performs light copy editing for consistency, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Assists with editing as needed and notifies quality control of errors. 

3. Reads assigned tax legislation, news releases and announcements, reports, regulations, court opinions, and administrative rulings. Writes abstracts and summaries of assigned items for publication. 

4. Creates shells for documents as assigned or required, and enters necessary information in Content Management System, according to established procedures. 

5. May proofread special reports and/or galleys for weekly print products and perform light copy editing. 

6. Processes full-text or hard copy documents as necessary. 

7. May research, compile, and write monthly column for the print and online publications. 

8. Maintain department databases and directories. 

9. Works with editors and production department staff to meet established deadlines. 

10. Manages source data through the production process for assigned products, including building, validating, and finalizing database files. 

11. Runs conversions on data to conform to database formats. 

12. Runs specific software processes to create database files for updating publications. 

13. Runs proprietary programs to compile files for uploading to website and electronic publication in a timely fashion. 

14. Cross-trains with other department members and acts as backup for other team members as required or assigned. 

15. Performs final review of files for quality assurance before publication. 

Qualifications Knowledge and 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
  • Ability to meet strict daily and weekly deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated dependability through punctual attendance


  • College degree in English, journalism, related field, or equivalent experience required

Additional Information EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability 
VEVRAA Federal Contractor 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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