Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, an international institute that works closely with movements of the working class and peasantry, is looking for an English-language editor. Pay is commensurate with experience. The position is remote, with the option to work in an existing Tricontinental office, if applicable.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Working in a team setting to edit English-language publications produced by our offices and partners across the Global South. This includes:
    • Editing for grammar, typos, consistency of terminology, overall coherence of the text and fluidity of writing, adherence to house style, and checking and formatting citations
    • Ensuring that the text is ordered in a way that flows logically for the reader
    • Fact and spell checking
    • Meeting with writers and other team members to ensure that texts meet the institute’s guidelines and are submitted on time



  • A person with excellent command over the English language, strong attention to detail and grasp of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and excellent writing skills
  • A self-motivated person who is happy to work with a team and to continue to grow through study
  • A person who aligns with the general orientation of the work and mission of our institute
  • A person with experience writing and/or editing English texts



  • A person who has decent Spanish and/or Portuguese language skill
  • A person who is based in the Global South and has a background in progressive popular movements and organisations


To apply, please submit:

  • Two 500-word writing samples: a text you have edited, alongside the unedited original for comparison, and a sample of your own writing to
  • A 500-word sample of a text you have translated, alongside the original, if applicable
  • Your CV
  • A cover letter
  • The names of two references who we can contact


Please write ‘English-language editor’ in the subject line.

Applications are due by 15 July.