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Associate Editor

    • Job Tracking ID: 512951-621943
    • Job Location: Rochester, NY
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 23, 2018
    • Years of Experience: College
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


DEPARTMENT: Codification Operations

REPORTS TO: Supplementation or Code 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.


The primary focus of this position is to work under the direction of a Senior Editor trainer to codify and edit municipal law consistent with established styles and standards. After completing the training requirements and successfully demonstrating competence, the Associate Editor will receive Editor Certification and complete similar tasks independently.

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

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

  • Incorporate amendments and include historical annotations

  • Create chapter, article and section titles

  • Add editor’s notes and general references

  • Edit content for style, grammar and internal organization

  • Identify conflicts within new legislation and between existing laws and new legislation

  • Check statutory references


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

  • 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


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.

***General Code is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Management reserves the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time.


General Code offers benefits such as, 401K, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, HSA, FSA, paid holidays, vacation and personal time and much more.

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