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Editorial Assistant

    • Job Tracking ID: 512951-597477
    • Job Location: Rochester, NY
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 07, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

DEPARTMENT: Codification Operations

REPORTS TO: Supplementation Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time Non-Exempt

General Code is the nation’s leading provider of Municipal Code publishing and maintenance services (codification). Our passion for excellence, our focus on client service, and an ongoing investment in our people and technology have helped us to revolutionize the codification industry. General Code offers challenging work in a diverse, flexible, supportive environment where an appropriate work-life balance is emphasized. The successful applicant for this position will demonstrate a keen desire to have a meaningful impact in a values-based, team-oriented business environment.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The primary focus of this entry level position is to provide editorial support to Editors by reviewing legislation, identifying project scope for pricing purposes and capturing metadata, as well as assisting with support tasks necessary to prepare legislation for codification.

Experience and Skills:

    • Verify adoption of all legislation, including date of action by governing body

    • Review legislation and distinguish between Code and non-Code material

    • Update record of legislation received and its disposition (Disposition List)

    • Identify and request any missing legislation/missing pages/information

    • Determine proper placement of legislation within Code

    • Enter metadata in appropriate software so that reports may be generated

    • Communicate project scope to Customer Service for estimating and communication to the client

QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, History or Political Science or demonstrated equivalent experience/skill

  • Ability to work on-site at General Code’s facility

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent reading comprehension, memory and attentiveness to detail

  • Superior analytical and organizational skills

  • Editing, technical writing or legal experience a plus

  • Personal values that match our corporate values

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is an office environment with a moderate noise level. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand while reading and typing on a computer. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Benefits

General Code offers Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K match, paid holidays, vacation and personal days.


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