Editor/Producer - #9804998

State of Delaware

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Dover, DE
Contract type: Full time


The Division of Research serves as a nonpartisan and confidential reference bureau for the General Assembly, providing a wide range of services, including legislative and legal research, bill drafting, and committee staffing, as well as the development, production, and distribution of public information concerning the General Assembly. The Division is also responsible for the overall supervision of Legislative Hall, scheduling building events, and use of the conference rooms on the first floor of the Tatnall Building

Summary Statement

As the “Legal Publications Editor,” you will proofread and edit materials submitted by state agencies for publication by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations for accuracy, clarity, syntax, grammar, style, and formatting, and coordinate with the state agencies on the publication of the materials submitted. You will also assist with the proofreading and editing of the Division’s other legal publications, including the Laws of Delaware, Municipal Charters, and Delaware Code. This position requires the ability to work in a nonpartisan manner in a partisan environment and provide objective information regardless of the issue or personal opinions.

Selective Requirement

Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements. Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.

  • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, requirements, and procedures, including the Freedom of Information Act, Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, Regulatory Flexibility Act, and the Administrative Procedures Act.
  • Knowledge of document management and electronic workflow processes.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Prepares content for publication through discussion with agency personnel regarding their editorial needs.
  • Proofreads and edits material submitted by other state agencies for publication.
  • Establishes and monitors production schedule and resolves production problems.
  • Oversees and approves layout, color and printing to ensure accuracy, quality, cost and deadline compliance.
  • Prepares, justifies and controls the annual production budget for the publication. Develops bid specifications/contracts, recommends contractors, monitors contracts for compliance and reviews/approves contractors work.
  • Plans and develops promotional strategies and materials to increase circulation and monitors and evaluates promotional efforts by analyzing circulation data and trends.
  • Assists agencies with their publication of information by coordinating the contents of the information and preparing and editing the information for publication.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Editor/Producer
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  • Six months experience in the design and production of print or digital information.
  • Six months experience in planning, writing, formatting, and editing published information.
  • Knowledge of management and control which includes ensuring compliance with terms and negotiating changes to existing terms.

Additional Posting Information

A writing exercise will be administered at the time of interview.

Telecommuting is available on manager approval.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at StateJobs.Delaware.gov.

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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