Job Opportunities at the Tax Foundation

We’re a 78-year-old nonpartisan, non-profit think tank located steps away from the White House in Washington, DC. Our staff brings a balance of time-earned experience and youthful ambition to the table, and we regularly work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to help fix problems in national and state tax codes. By focusing on effective policies instead of politics, we have curated a reputation as one of the most effective policy think tanks in the nation.

Recently, we’ve analyzed the tax plans of every presidential candidate, bringing their proposals to the national spotlight and ensuring that the politicians and media are informed and honest. At the state level, we use our research to foster competition between the states and advise policymakers on how to improve their tax systems. In 2015, our work was cited in 22,193 news articles in 4,304 different publications, including all 100 of the largest national outlets and the papers of record in all fifty states. We produced 73 publications, including 11 books, posted 502 blog posts, and our website got a record 8.5 million views.

Benefits include HSA-based health coverage (TF provides two-thirds of the premium and deposits the amount of the deductible into the HSA), dental and vision coverage, life/AD&D/LTD insurance, 12 holidays per year, 15 vacation days per year, sick leave, early release on Fridays, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan (100% match on first 3%; 50% match on next 2%). The Tax Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V.

We are currently accepting applicants for internshipsclerkships, our Taxes and Growth Fellowship Program, and the following full-time staff positions:


Editor

The main task of the Tax Foundation Editor is to make sure our team members’ work is accurate, persuasive, tone-consistent, and ready to publish in a timely fashion. Our editor also works with our economists and policy analysts to improve their writing skills. This role is suited for a self-starting multitasker who can thrive in a fast-paced environment (~80 publications per year to a variety of audiences), has an interest in working in the non-profit world, and believes strongly in the Tax Foundation mission of pushing the tax reform debate toward smarter policies. Here are a few regular duties that can be expected:

  • Edit and proof copy written by TF staff and TF interns, including all policy publications, fundraising grants and e-mails, and marketing copy.
  • Ensure all copy meets standards and guidelines, including accuracy, relevance, citation formatting, proper spelling and grammar, and TF internal style and tone.
  • Monitor writing trends and best practices and teach them to staff and interns.
  • Monitor and moderate content posted on our blog.
  • Coordinate with policy teams and graphic design/publications layout staff on publications’ deadline progress and release timelines.
  • Participate as a member of our marketing team, discussing the organization’s promotional strategy.

Ideal Skill Sets We are open both to veteran editors as well as to less-experienced but enterprising individuals who can demonstrate a capability to take on this role.

  • Degree in English, Communications, or Law, or equivalent work experience with an emphasis in editing and proofreading. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Familiarity with Bluebook style and AP style are pluses.
  • Able to organize, manage time, and work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while maintaining quality, clarity, and creativity. Solution-oriented, detail-oriented, and good judgment.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly editing and track changes functions.

Benefits Salary range is $55,000 to $70,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage (TF provides two-thirds of the premium and deposits the amount of the deductible into the HSA), dental and vision coverage, life/AD&D/LTD insurance, 12 holidays per year, 15 vacation days per year, sick leave, early release on Fridays, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan (100% match on first 3%; 50% match on next 2%).

Applying Submit cover letter and resume to Mr. Joseph Henchman, VP Operations, Tax Foundation, at henchman@taxfoundation.org. The cover letter should demonstrate informed interest in our organization. The position is open until filled. The Tax Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V