Editor - US based

Experienced editor – Mission-critical digital infrastructure

(Part time, either contract or on-staff)

Uptime Institute is a global authority on data centers and digital infrastructure. We advise and train clients around the world on data center design, resiliency, operations, sustainability, and economics. We also publish regular, independent, and authoritative reports on all aspects of digital infrastructure for our members and readers around the world.

We are seeking an experienced copy editor to join our diverse and global team of analysts and editors. The mission is to help us produce reports that are engaging, fluent, concise and grammatically sound. The ideal candidate will have:

  • A proven ability to transform sometimes dense technical drafts into crisp, compelling and lively reports that appeal to both technical and non-technical executives.
  • Analytical rigor and attention to detail.
  • At least 5 years’ related experience.
  • Familiarity working with technology-focused copy, both short- and long-form.
  • A proven ability:
    • To write engaging headings, captions and summaries.
    • To restructure and sometimes re-write copy, working collaboratively with contributors.
    • To manage external resources/writers.
  • The confidence to edit and sometimes direct experienced contributors.
  • An ability to pivot their focus across multiple projects.
  • Basic knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint, and a willingness to coordinate with graphic artists as needed.

This position is part time and contractors will be considered. Uptime Institute is expanding, and this position may lead to a full-time role in time. The successful candidate will work remotely but may occasionally be required to attend one of Uptime Institute’s offices in New York, Seattle or London.

If you are interested, please contact Carolyn McKenna, cmckenna@the451group.com, via email, outlining your particular interest in this role.