Managing Editor, American Solar Energy Society, Boulder, Colo.
- Reports to: Editor
Schedule: Full-time, exempt
ORGANIZATION: The solar energy industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Make a difference by contributing your skills to the nation's leading nonprofit association of solar professionals and grassroots advocates. Founded in 1954, the American Solar Energy Society is leading the renewable energy revolution. This position is based in Boulder, Colorado.
JOB SUMMARY: The American Solar Energy Society seeks a tech-savvy managing editor for its award-winning, four-color magazine, SOLAR TODAY, the SOLAR TODAY website and e-newsletter. Primary duties include editing, writing for and proofing the magazine; managing production schedules; assisting with production and website operations; and implementing social media strategy. Responsibilities include but are not limited to substantive editing and copy editing to AP style, news reports, department items and Web content; contributing news and feature content to the print magazine, website and social media channels; managing the production schedule; acting as the editorial liaison to the art director and printer; and identifying themes and sources for articles. The managing editor works with other staffers to develop the annual editorial calendar and growth strategies.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in a related field, plus 5 years of experience in journalism or communications. Must have excellent organizational, writing, editing, proofing and research skills; Experience with online publishing and social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Must be detail-oriented and deadline-driven, able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment to deliver accuracy and high quality. Top-notch interpersonal skills, diplomacy and the ability to work collaboratively with a small staff and member volunteers are essential.
COMPUTER SKILLS: Demonstrated mastery of MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook software packages. Demonstrated mastery of the Internet, e-mail applications, and social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
TO APPLY: Send work samples with a resume and cover letter stating salary requirements and history and three professional references (including the past two direct supervisors) to editor@... by November 15, 2010.
START DATE: As soon as possible.