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Editorial Associate 

About the Organization As a research and action organization, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying and reducing the causes of racial disparities in public safety. Using data-driven approaches to social justice, we use science to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.

We are research scientists, race and equity experts, data virtuosos, and community trainers. We use data to build a more fair and just system. We partner with law enforcement and communities. Our aim is to bridge the divide of communication, generational mistrust, and suffering. But most of all, we are the path that science can forge towards public safety, community trust, and racial equity.

Location Remote  
Close Date  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  



Position Description

The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is looking for an Editorial Associate with a passion for social justice to serve with our Data Driven Interventions team. The Data Driven Interventions (DDI) team develops products that give community members and law enforcement agencies the tools they need to create change within their departments and communities.

The Editorial Associate will leverage their background in writing and editing to take a leading role with the production of data analysis assessments for law enforcement partners who have submitted their data to CPE’s National Justice Database project.

The Editorial Associate will also contribute to other editorial products and tasks to advance CPE’s mission of eliminating racially disparate policing. This role is an exciting opportunity to manage editorial processes while interfacing with a variety of teams, including policy, communications, project management, data science, and engineering.

This role reports to the Lead Writer and collaborates closely with the Editorial Director of the Data Driven Interventions team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the production of CPE’s digital reports by reviewing drafts and implementing edits

  • Draft and/or edit explanatory content for CPE’s digital report companion site

  • Maintain database of contacts for DDI’s products and field inquiries from the public

  • Produce regular newsletter updates and report of web traffic analytics

  • Conduct proofreading and copyediting for CPE’s publications

  • Maintain DDI editorial calendar and assist with other editorial production tasks as needed

  • Assist in the post-production dissemination of reports

  • Collaborate with communications team to produce social media strategies for DDI products

  • Collaborate with community engagement team to ensure DDI products are accessible and impactful for key community audiences


  • Bachelors’ degree and 2+ years work experience in communications, editorial, or community engagement fields, or 5+ years combined relevant educational and professional experience

  • Experience with Content Management Systems, and/or digital writing and editing is preferred

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with superior attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on multiple projects with competing priorities

  • Ability to proactively surface and diagnose problems and find solutions

  • Ability to quickly adapt and apply new tools and processes to a growing organization

  • Be a strong team player, assisting the overall team and peers to achieve success

  • Passionate about racial equity and social justice issues

Application Submission Guidelines

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please submit the following materials to apply:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Supplementary application materials that you believe to be relevant (e.g., writing samples)

EOE Statement The Center for Policing Equity strives to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Women and members of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

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