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Associations International is a full-service association management firm providing services and support for international and domestic associations. We focus on the needs of each of our partner associations, helping them build their membership, promote their missions, and support their value.
Above all, we nourish their ability to grow. We hire diverse and talented people who drive the success of our partner associations by bringing their talents, passions, and expertise to the team. We pride ourselves on creating a culture of respect and belonging and are proud to have been named a Best Places to Work in Kentucky award recipient from 2013-2021.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
The Executive Editor serves as the strategic and content development lead for a leading association's magazine. The executive editor will collaborate closely with internal team members and association members to determine strategic content direction for the publication as well as identifying sources for outsourced content. In addition, this position is responsible for content development as needed for various resources and communications that help advance the voice of the association’s initiatives.
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops and implements the overall strategic plan for content including an annual editorial calendar. Collaborates with internal team members and leadership to ensure the content is inline with the direction of the association’s initiatives and needs of the respective industry.
Oversees the publication’s production schedule and all timelines associated with the publication. Provides the internal team, publication designer and third-party partners with the timelines to ensure all production responsibilities are fulfilled on time.
Responsible for creating the recommended flow sheet and layout of each issue.
Ensures the content is delivered to the designer and the designer is part of the communication.
Serves as the lead for identifying sources for content. This includes collaborating with the leadership and team members when there is a need to generate member sources.
Collaborates with the sales lead to help coordinate the ad allocation for each issue and any changes that may need to be made to the flowsheet and our timeline as a result of the ad sales status. Identifies when house advertisements may be needed and coordinates with the ISPA marketing manager.
Serves as the primary point of contact for third party contributors and the lead editor for all outsourced content.
Identifies content to be promoted via the association’s social media platforms and coordinates directly with the marketing manager.
Coordinates the upload of the digital magazine on the ISPA website and mobile app with the marketing manager.
Manages the publication’s editing and review process and incorporates team members as necessary to assist with the process. Provides leadership with all feature articles to review prior to the design phase.
Assists with the development of event education session topics, titles and promotional content relating to educational sessions as needed.
Develops press releases and assists with gathering resources and preparing quotes for media inquiries as needed.
Develops guest articles, often as a ghostwriter, for external publications as needed.
Assists with the content creation and content review process for educational resources and toolkits.
Assists with the preparation of scripts and talking points for leadership.
An undergraduate degree in marketing, journalism, business or related field
Previous experience developing content for professional organizations
Previous project management experience involving multiple team members and deadlines
Previous experience in content development for digital resources
Previous experience developing professional content
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Previous experience working with third party marketing vendors and graphic designers
Ability to develop and interpret digital marketing analytics
Experience interviewing executive level sources
WHY JOIN ASSOCIATIONS INTERNATIONAL?
Flexibility: remote, hybrid, and in office options
Competitive compensation: based on skills and experience
Benefits: Full benefit package including medical, and company paid dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance
Retirement: 401(k) plan which includes company contributions
Time Off: Comprehensive time off to do the things you love including holidays, vacation, sick, and floating holidays.
Culture: Best Places to Work in Kentucky award recipient 2013- 2021.
Associations International is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. AI recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires support in applying, please reach out to our HR team at 859-219-3567.
Associations International is a full-service association management firm providing services and support for international and domestic associations. We focus on the needs of each of our partner associations, helping them build their membership, promote their missions, and support their value. Above all, we nourish their ability to grow.
We hire diverse and talented people who drive the success of our partner associations by bringing their talents, passions, and expertise to the team. We pride ourselves on creating a culture of respect and belonging and are proud to have been named a Best Places to Work in Kentucky award recipient from 2013-2021!