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Since 1990, we’ve been collaborating with federal government agencies to improve education, health, child welfare, and family services across the United States. We’re ESI, simply the best professional services firm today. To us, being the “best” means building enduring client relationships by delivering superior value and exceeding our clients’ expectations—every time. We take pride in our talented team of dedicated professionals who work hard to bring you top-quality communication and information services, conference management services, training and technical assistance services, and grants management services.


Due to tremendous growth, we are in search of talented professionals to fill several vacancies in both our Bethesda & Washington, DC offices. To learn more about the following position and additional career opportunities with ESI, please visit our web site at www.esi-dc.org.




Primary Responsibilities

Will include providing editorial, production, administrative and graphics support to publications and web sites being developed within the Education and Student Service Group (ESS). The division administers several programs under grants and contracts from the U.S. Department of Education. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Assisting in the production of all articles for print and on-line editions, including research, fact-checking, drafting sections, proofreading, and implementing edits; Copyediting all materials to ensure error-free production

• Administering and maintaining a database(s) to track subscriber information

• Coordinating aspects of outreach and publicity activities

• Collecting up-to-date articles, books, reports, research studies, and other resources and marinating a resource library/files

• Contacting print vendors to obtain production quotes and establish production timelines in accordance with client deadlines



• BA/BS degree in Communications, English, or related field

• Minimum of 1 year previous work experience in copy-editing, proofreading, layout, Web development, etc. (preferably in a position involving significant publication)

• Demonstrated skills in proofreading, copyediting, and writing

• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office 2000

• Excellent organizational, critical thinking and verbal communication skills necessary

• Desktop publishing experience and or graphics experience preferred


Compensation & Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, ESI also offers: an Employee Stock Ownership Plan; pre-taxed MetroCheck program; domestic-partner health benefits, business casual dress environment, and many company-sponsored events


Contact Information

Please submit a résumé and cover letter (with salary expectations) to careers@esi-dc.com. Resumes without salary expectations will not be accepted.

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