Bain & Company Inc

Manuscript Editor

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Regular Full-Time


Under indirect supervision, copyedits, fact-checks and proofreads articles, manuscripts and other printed and web materials or oversees those tasks for specific projects. Ensures that all materials meet Bain’s standards of quality and presentation. Interviewing now for an April 1 start date.


  • Copyedits articles for clarity, logic, grammar, spelling, punctuation and Bain style.
  • Copyedits accompanying charts and graphs; collaborates with teammates to determine accuracy and effectiveness.
  • Takes responsibility for specific projects in the editorial pipeline and manages them from submission of final draft through editorial production to final publication.
  • Fact-checks all manuscripts for correct names of persons, titles and companies.
  • Collaborates with team mates and editors to ensure high quality content. 
  • Guides manuscripts, blog posts, infographics, podcasts and videos through all stages of production. 
  • Incorporates suggested changes from editors and authors, make edits in consultation with other staff.
  • Increases understanding of management issues through reading of the business press.
  • Participates in weekly team pipeline review.


• Superlative editing skills in English language.
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.
• A minimum of five years editing business/technical articles is required.
• Ability to prepare manuscript copy for design, printing and/or online posting.
• Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques.
• Ability to work well under pressure and meet multiple deadlines.
• Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word.
• Working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.

• Experience with web-publishing and content management systems is a plus, though not required.


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