Editor - Professional Genealogist (Remote, U.S. Applicants Accepted)

Research · Remote, anywhere in the United States, Utah
Department Research
Employment Type Part-Time
Compensation $43,000 to $52,000

Legacy Tree Genealogists (https://legacytree.com) is a full-service genealogy firm that discovers ancestry for clients worldwide. As the highest-rated genealogy research firm in the world, we are rapidly expanding and are looking for editorial professionals to join our quality assurance team.

This position will start part-time working gradually up to full-time (usually two months' transition). The position is work-from-home/remote, with PTO, holiday pay, and 401k salary matching available. Medical insurance is available for full-time employees. Though we are based in Salt Lake City, Utah, residence here is not required. This position is open to U.S. residents.


 **Please apply only if you have a strong background in both research and writing.**

Job Responsibilities/Performance Requirements


  • Review and edit research reports for accuracy, style, grammar, and proper research methodology according to industry standards
  • Ensure products meet company standards for writing and formatting
  • Prepare and provide constructive feedback to writers
  • Collaborate with quality assurance and research team members on product development and improvement initiatives
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date project records
  • Attend regular team meetings and company training
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Skills and Qualifications


  • 2+ years of editorial experience
  • Exceptional technical writing and editing skills in the English language
  • Extensive genealogical or historical research skills in multiple subject areas with the ability to spot methodological problems and provide suggested solutions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Self-led and independent work ethic
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn and adhere to company formatting styles and preferences
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products, particularly Microsoft Word as used for editing electronically, and online tools such as Dropbox and OneDrive
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Reliable, daily access to computer with internet and a quiet, distraction-free work space




  • 5+ years of editorial experience
  • Previous experience with genealogy research for clients, especially writing professional analytical and narrative reports
  • Formal training in writing or editing.
  • Experience with RootsMagic


Software Requirements:


  • Microsoft Office suite
  • RootsMagic (free version is fine)


If you are interested in joining our team, please submit an application and writing sample. Short-list candidates may be asked to edit a sample report.


Questions can be directed to apply@legacytree.com. Thank you for applying to join us!


Legacy Tree Genealogists is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We appreciate diversity, hire based solely on merit, and strive to create a working environment of inclusivity for all our team members.

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  • Location
    Remote, anywhere in the United States, Utah
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation
    $43,000 to $52,000