Editor, Creative and Editorial Services

Date Posted: 
Wed, March 11, 2020
Job Type: 
Job Category: 
Durham, NC
Company Name: 
Arabella Advisors
Company Information: 

Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation.

Job Description: 

Arabella’s editors guide the firm’s client-facing and internal teams in producing content that is clear, compelling, and impactful. We edit and write deliverables, proposals, marketing content, and more. We support, coordinate, and continually improve the deliverable writing and editing process. We coach Arabellans to improve their communication, writing, and editing skills. And we actively contribute to the firm’s content development, communications, and knowledge management efforts. The editorial team helps our very smart colleagues convey their thoughts in ways that make a real difference for Arabella’s clients and the world.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks (95%)

-Guide Arabella teams as they create compelling deliverables, proposals, and other written products that meet the firm’s high-quality standards
-Collaborate with Arabella teams to write and produce reports, presentations, and other publications that enable philanthropists to maximize their impact
-Build writing and editing capacity of junior and mid-level staff members through effective one-on-one and group trainings
-Provide excellent copy editing that strengthens and polishes content
-Ensure all external documents meet the highest possible standard and represent Arabella effectively and well to clients, stakeholders, and the public
-Support the team’s content development, communications, and knowledge management efforts
-Manage mid-sized projects with multiple stakeholders and shifting deadlines


-A bachelor’s degree
-4 to 6 years of experience as an editor and writer
-Ability to draft high-quality written materials under tight deadlines
-Experience writing articles for publication
-An eye for detail and the ability to effectively copy edit material
-Experience managing multiple tasks with sometimes conflicting deadlines
-Demonstrated ability to manage mid-sized projects and processes from start to finish
-Willingness and wherewithal to make editorial decisions even in relation to the work of those in senior positions
-Demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness, as well as poise and grace under pressure
-Ability to collaborate effectively and a willingness to roll up sleeves to help colleagues
-Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite software
-Design skills or familiarity with design concepts and programs

How to apply: 

Submit a resume and a one-page cover online here:https://jobapply.page.link/17fW. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

North Carolina