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Fourth Economy

The Application Process

When you apply, we kindly ask you to remove your schools from your resume. There is no need to reformat your resume and leave your degree as is, just simplify it to “B.A. Economics” for example. Just remember to remove any undergraduate and graduate school name references where possible. This “bias blind” process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates; reviewing applicants on performance assessments instead of resume proxies (e.g. where you went to school).

This evaluation process will follow best practices shown to reduce bias in decision making and may be different from other application processes you have experienced.

Applications are being accepted through the website of our parent company, Steer. 

Copy Editor (Remote)

About the Role  

Fourth Economy is looking for a copy editor and proofreader to join our team and work with a team of consultants to help ensure our writing is clear, concise, readable, and free of grammatical errors.

We need someone who can:

  • Edit and proofread complex documents or sections of documents prepared by our consultants, including reports and deliverables for clients, website copy, and proposals

  • Critically analyze our writing and propose recommendations to convey complex ideas in a clear and comprehensible manner

  • Ensure consistency of tone and language in documents with multiple contributors

  • Provide feedback on the clarity of documents for the proposed audience

  • Provide quality assurance and quality control review of contract deliverables.

  • Work under tight deadlines


What You’ll Need

The ideal candidate has the following:

  • A passion for grammar, words, and the order of words

  • At least 3-4 years of relevant experience

  • A positive attitude and clear communication style, especially for remote and digital work

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, history, or a related field

Compensation and Location

We are location agnostic when it comes to this hire. We work east coast hours but have employees in various locations and time zones across the US. We are especially interested in candidates residing in or interested in working from the New England States, Mid-Atlantic, Virginia, Georgia, and the Midwest.

This is an on-demand hourly freelance position. Compensation is between $50-$60/hour.

Be advised that this is a benchmark salary of good faith for the States of New York and California. All compensation, regardless of location, may be subject to change as skills, abilities, internal equity, and geographic location are considered.

Fourth Economy reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional compensation.


Working at Fourth Economy

Fourth Economy is as much an approach as it is a company. We work to advance the recognition that the economic and community development actions of the past have failed many, and we all must do better. People who thrive at Fourth Economy share values that define our actions and attitudes. These values include:

  • Intentionality - We value thoughtful, personal approaches that are tailored to each unique engagement and centered around creating impact.

  • Inclusivity - We are passionate about creating a culture that prioritizes diversity, respect, and accessibility for our team members and clients.

  • Creativity - We embed exploration into our team culture and client work. We are energized by venturing down new pathways to uncover innovative strategies.

  • Collaboration - We utilize people-centered practices to build trust and foster authentic relationships that lead to co-created solutions.

  • Curiosity - We approach our work with openness. We are passionate about using research, analysis, and lived experiences to deepen our knowledge and find new ways to improve and grow.


We believe Fourth Economy can be a platform for personal exploration and growth while creating positive change throughout the country.

Fourth Economy is committed to building a diverse team, fostering an inclusive culture, and investing in equity across our organization. We believe that building a team diverse in people, ideas, and experiences allows all of us to be more successful in our jobs and support the communities we serve. We are continually working to diversify our team. 

We welcome all candidates regardless of race, color, ancestry, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Any other human expressions and experiences not mentioned here are equally welcome. If you require an accommodation please let us know. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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