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Job Opportunities


Seasonal Proofreaders/Editors (closed until September 2017)

Each September the Division of Legislative Services, the primary legal and general research agency of the Virginia General Assembly, accepts applications for temporary, full-time proofreaders to assist with preparation for the next session of the General Assembly. Primary duties of the editing staff include editing and proofreading draft legislation, reports, and other documents and publications prepared by the Division’s legal and research staff.

A bachelor's degree, computer proficiency, and proofreading/editorial experience are required. The preferred candidate will demonstrate command of English grammar, mechanics, and usage; the ability to understand and edit complex legal and technical text, with accuracy and attention to detail on short turnaround; computer proficiency, including advanced knowledge of MS Word 2010; and good communication skills.

Work for the 2018 Session begins October 30, 2017, and ends January 19, 2018, with a possible extension during the session. Some evening and weekend overtime is required in December and early January in addition to 40-hour workweeks. Pay is $20/hour.

To apply, submit a resume with cover letter and state application to editor@dls.virginia.gov, with "Proofreader/Editor" in the subject line. Please address attachments to Lilli Hausenfluck, Chief Editor, Division of Legislative Services, 201 North 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.

NOTE: 2017 Session Proofreader/Editor positions are filled. 2018 Session applicants may apply September 1 through September 25, 2017.