Temporary Office Pool

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chestnut Hill, MASSACHUSETTS

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students.  Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.

Job Description

Temporary Office Pool

The TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College is home to two major international research programs that monitor student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading. TIMSS and PIRLS are regular assessments involving more than 60 countries worldwide.

The TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center is seeking to hire an experienced Temporary Copy Editor. Experience in editing academic and research publications, working with international writers, and editing for an international audience is desired.

The Temporary Copy Editor will work with the Associate Research Director, Context Questionnaires and Reporting to edit the TIMSS 2023 Encyclopedia and will perform other related duties as required. The TIMSS Encyclopedia provides an overview of the national contexts in which children learn mathematics and science in the countries participating in TIMSS. Chapters are authored by representatives from each country.

The Temporary Copy Editor should have considerable experience proofreading and revising copy for accuracy, clarity, style, and organization, following established style guidelines, and rewriting copy, as necessary, while respecting the voice of the author. The successful candidate will have experience working quickly and accurately while conforming to deadlines and be familiar with the production process of a publication. Knowledge of APA style, education research, and other languages are pluses.

This is a temporary position located at Boston College that will begin in February and run until possibly the end of September. The temporary position is for 28 hours per week or less. The pay for the position is in the $35- to $40-per-hour range based on experience.


·        Bachelor's degree in English, communications, journalism, or equivalent
·        Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in copy editing
·        Experience editing copy for accuracy, clarity, style, and organization
·        Prior experience working with academic or research publications preferred, as well as the ability to write and edit scientific  and technical content
·        Ability to synthesize material from a variety of written and oral sources
·        Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the use of the Tracking Changes feature
·        Must work well under pressure and conform to deadlines

This is a grant-funded position.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/diversity .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination .

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