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editorial Program Assistant 🔥

About WestEd

As a community of over 900 researchers, practitioners, consultants, and administrative professionals from all backgrounds and life experiences, we are committed to making a qualitative difference in the lives of youth, children, and adults. We conduct and apply research, develop evidence-based solutions, and provide consulting services across the country in both rural and urban communities to improve equitable outcomes for individuals from infancy through adulthood. Serving as trusted partners in the areas of education, health, and justice, our teams enhance capacity within communities and school districts to prioritize impact — asking the right questions, customizing methodologies, developing relevant tools, and implementing best practices specific to a diverse range of stakeholder needs.

Furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion is core to who we are and how we work. We are committed to working with our clients to illuminate and address disparities, value and elevate diverse voices, and ensure equitable access to our resources and services. Please review our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on our Careers page at wested.org. Come and join us!

SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING THE WORK LOCATION OF THIS POSITION—Although WestEd provides the option of working at one of its facilities for employees, many roles allow employees to choose to work remotely for their own convenience. The decision to allow remote work at the employee's convenience is based on the requirements of the position or project in question.

The Opportunity

As a Copyeditor/Proofer with the Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, you’ll get to showcase your expertise in elevating the written word while contributing to improving outcomes for students and educators.

The ideal candidate will multitask while working in a fast-paced, change-oriented environment. We are seeking a resourceful, well-organized individual to provide writing support on a variety of projects. You will be self-motivated, proactive, and maintain a strong emphasis on organization and unwavering attention to detail.

Core Focus Areas

  • Improve the way we communicate about our services, plans, and impact through proposals, blogs, white papers, presentations, newsletters, social media, and other channels
  • Focus on both the details and the big picture—fixing the smallest of errors that have been overlooked while respecting the overall theme and intent of the content
  • Use your expertise with style guides and language syntax to proof, copy edit, and fix inconsistencies and errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, formatting, design, and accessibility
  • Provide direction and substantive feedback to writers and designers to ensure final content, organization, and presentation of entire text is aligned with our guiding principles. Guide authors to use plain language and scaffolding to help readers grasp complex methods and terminology
  • Contribute to internal communications such as project emails and newsletters
  • Other related duties as assigned

What We’re Looking For

To help us make a positive impact on students and educators from numerous racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, we’re looking for a copy editor with

  • Demonstrated expertise with copyediting, proofreading, and document formatting, careful attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task on several projects at once
  • Advanced proficiency with tools including
    • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and
    • Google docs (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Demonstrates highest-quality collaboration skills for both internal and external stakeholders, including excellent interpersonal communications, dependability, reliability, and professionalism
  • Familiarity with project management software such as Airtable
  • Ability to quickly learn new computer programs/software tools
  • Ability to secure federal security clearance

Ability and willingness to work Pacific time zone hours, and travel to Pacific Northwest destinations and WestEd office locations.

  • Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Successful candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.


The full salary range for this position, WestEd level E, is $65,600 to $98,400 but WestEd does not typically hire at or near the top of the salary range. The typical hiring range for this role is $65,600 to $82,600. The actual offer takes into account multiple factors including but not limited to education; experience; internal equity, and other organizational needs.

In addition to the base salary, benefits include:

  • 15% contribution toward retirement effective day 1 of employment
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts
  • All health/welfare benefits are effective first of the month following hire date
  • PTO: 3 weeks vacation (increases to 4 weeks beginning the 4th year of employment), paid holidays, and 12 days paid sick leave per year
  • Life Insurance: value of 3x gross salary
  • Opportunities for annual merit-based performance increases + annual incentives
  • Professional development opportunities & mentorship program

For more detail about our benefits, go to: https://www.wested.org/work-at-wested/benefits/

Committed to the diversity of race, ethnicities, perspectives, and opportunities, WestEd offers a variety of social and professional learning communities, such as Employee Resource groups, the Data Intelligence, Insights, and Innovation PLC, and the WestEd Parent Community, just to name a few. We hope you’ll consider joining us to build better schools, communities, learning pathways, and more! #LI-Remote #LI-Hybrid

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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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