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The Florida Legislature
House of Representatives/Bill Drafting Services

Job Title

Editor

General Summary

This is work preparing and editing manuscripts of draft legislation, amendments, and other publications of the Florida Legislature; marks manuscripts for grammar and usage, spelling, punctuation, style, and form; uses personal computers and relevant software; requires extended hours during each legislative session and up to twelve weeks preceding each regular session, which often includes evening and weekend hours.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Using the computer, prepares and edits manuscripts of draft legislation, amendments, and other publications according to accepted styles and formats.
  • Edits manuscripts for grammar, spelling, punctuation, style, and form and consults with and offers advice and suggestions to other staff on these matters.
  • Revises manuscripts to include changes and proofreads to ensure accuracy.
  • Assists in developing specifications for computer programs for various publications.
  • Assists in research for and preparation of draft legislation, amendments, and other publications.
  • Assists in training of proofreaders and others as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of English grammar and usage, spelling, punctuation, and composition.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and relevant software.
  • Knowledge of legislative and legal terminology and usage.
  • Knowledge of Florida Statutes, Laws of Florida, and other legislative publications.
  • Ability to perform detailed work independently with a high degree of accuracy and quality of content.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to perform consistently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
  • Ability to proofread text for typographical and grammatical errors and to make necessary corrections.
  • Ability to research legal documents and references.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in English or Journalism.
Professional or nonprofessional experience in editorial work, journalism, technical writing, publishing, or a related field may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Salary

Commensurate with experience.
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and resume to:
Lawanda Williams
Office of House Administration
Florida House of Representatives
1201 Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FLĀ  32399
Or email Lawanda.Williams@myfloridahouse.gov

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.