Sr. Content & Production Editor, #0154
National Education Association

Center for Communications, Washington, DC
NEASO Internal Posting Period: June 11, 2019 – June 19, 2019
External Posting Period: June 20, 2019 – Open Until Filled
NEASO Rank 7 - Salary Range: $83,958 – $137,405

The position supports NEA’s strategic objective to focus the energy and resources of its 3 million members toward the promotion of public education by providing professional writing, editing, and magazine production expertise, with an emphasis on print and digital content designed for a variety of audiences.

Position Summary:  This position involves senior-level, professional writing, editing, copyediting, and production services for the Center for Communications. The incumbent will provide an array of writing and editing services to include copyediting for the Center’s print and digital properties (including NEA Today, NEA Today for Retired Members, NEA Today for Aspiring Educators, Lily’s Blackboard, and NEA Today Express). The incumbent also works intricately with the Center’s production and creative teams to produce and deliver high quality content from conception to a finished product. In addition, the incumbent works in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment that requires excellent project and time management skills; excellent customer service skills; and senior-level demonstrated expertise in writing, editing, copyediting, and proofing  using Associated Press (AP) Style (and familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style.)   In addition, the incumbent assists staff regarding writing style, proofreading, and editorial techniques.   To carry out responsibilities, the incumbent uses personal computers, associated software, and other office technology and travels occasionally.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the following is provided:  The position involves skill in using a personal computer; oral and written communication skills; skills in proofreading and editing; use of clear and articulate speech; interpersonal relations skills; reasoning and problem solving skills; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to sit for long periods, stoop, bend, reach and carry light materials (up to 10 lbs.); and ability to travel by various methods of transportation, e.g., airplane, car.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:  Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Graphic Design, or related discipline.   MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be obtained. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in research, writing, editing, copyediting, and proofing of a variety of forms of communication.  OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Specialized coursework or experience in journalism, writing, editing, and copyediting.  Availability to occasionally work evenings, weekend hours in response to association work fluctuations. Occasional travel required.  Work samples will be required at the time of the interview. Writing and editing tests will be administered.

SELECTION CRITERIA: TIER 1 (Essential):  Demonstrated experience as a journalist, writer, editor or copy writer for general audience, advocacy, or education-related publications. Demonstrated significant experience with the writing and editing of an array of high quality print, broadcast, and interactive communication vehicles. Able to rewrite, rework, or modify copy to conform to association policy, publication style, and editorial standards. Proven experience as a copy editor.  Able to read copy and page proofs to detect errors in content, facts, style, syntax, grammar, punctuation, and appearance to assure product quality. Strong command of AP Style.  Experience working with print house, photography, graphic arts and design vendors. Successful references.  TIER 2 (Significant):  Use of InDesign, InCopy, Insite and other publishing and production software. Experience working with print house, photography, graphic arts and design vendors. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions. Effective analytical, interpersonal, and exceptional customer service skills.  TIER 3 (Desirable):  Advanced studies, training, or certification in writing, editing, Journalism, or copyediting.  Knowledge of NEA’s mission, programs, and policies.

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