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Job Opportunities


Seasonal Proofreaders/Editors
(application period closed for current session)

The Division of Legislative Services is seeking temporary proofreaders/editors for the 2020–2021 legislative drafting and General Assembly season. The Division is charged with drafting legislation, staffing committees, and providing legal and other research and support to the General Assembly. The Division’s editing team reviews and edits draft legislation, reports, and other documents prepared by the Division’s legal and research staff.

Work for the 2020–2021 legislative drafting and General Assembly season begins October 26, 2020, and will continue to January 22, 2021, with a possible extension to the end of March 2021. Work hours are 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with additional evening and weekend hours required. Pay is $21/hour.

A bachelor’s degree, proofreading or editorial experience, computer proficiency, and excellent oral and written communication skills are required. The preferred candidate will demonstrate mastery of English grammar, mechanics, and usage; the ability to understand and edit complex legal and technical text with accuracy and attention to detail with a short turnaround time; and advanced knowledge of MS Word 2016 or later.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume with cover letter electronically to info@dls.virginia.gov, with "Temporary Proofreader/Editor" in the subject line, no later than September 21, 2020.