Assistant Editor at Arabella Advisors

Good news for recent grads! Arabella Advisors is seeking a new assistant editor for their DC office. To bring your writing skills to the social sector, check out the details below and on their website:

The position: As Arabella’s new assistant editor, you will use your inherent talent with words to help our teams produce reports, publications, proposals, and online communications that make the world a better place—by enabling philanthropists to achieve the greatest good with their resources. You will join a small editorial team that works closely and collaboratively across our growing firm, providing editorial direction, support, and training. You will need to be smart, flexible, resourceful, and socially engaged. You will also need to be a sharp and attentive copy editor and a capable project manager.

The organization: Arabella Advisors helps philanthropists and investors pursue their social and environmental goals more effectively. Our platform of services enables clients to use all of their assets—grants, investments, relationships, time, and talent—to achieve greater good. We work with large foundations and corporations, as well as families and individuals, to develop strategic focus, execute projects, evaluate grantees and programs, invest for impact, efficiently manage grants and funds, and continually learn and innovate. Our team is socially minded and entrepreneurial, always looking for ways to make the world a better place by better serving our clients.


  • Collaborate with multiple Arabella teams as they create compelling reports, presentations, and other publications that enable philanthropists to maximize their impact
  • Provide excellent copy editing that strengthens and polishes content
  • Help colleagues translate analytic research into clear, compelling language that resonates with Arabella’s audiences
  • Help to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders and shifting deadlines
  • Support the editorial team’s content development, communications, marketing, and knowledge management efforts
  • Assist with other tasks to support the editorial team and the firm, as necessary
  • Assist with document design and layout
  • Assist with creation and management of digital content
  • Develop relevant knowledge of the philanthropic sector


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, journalism, or a related discipline
  • 2-3+ years of relevant professional experience as an editor or writer
  • Experience with copy editing using a style guide
  • Ability to draft high quality written materials under tight deadlines
  • Experience managing multiple tasks with sometimes conflicting deadlines
  • Willingness and wherewithal to make editorial decisions even in relation to the work of those in senior positions
  • Experience with managing web content, email marketing, and new media (experience with WordPress, InDesign and/or other design software a plus)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite