Editorial Events Assistant

Oct 26, 2012
Nov 25, 2012
Ms. Human Resources
Other, Publishing
Full Time
AtlanticLIVE, the dedicated events and conference division of The Atlantic magazine, seeks a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual to support AtlanticLIVE, and in particular Editor-in-Chief Steve Clemons, as an Editorial Events Assistant. This role provides a unique opportunity for broad yet high-level exposure to the business behind a media event production enterprise, with a great trajectory for earning increased responsibility. The Editorial Events Assistant will not only serve as the primary support for the division Editor-in-Chief but will also have the opportunity to contribute to: program and proposal editorial development; social media and editorial writing; event management/staffing; and business development and client outreach.

Responsibilities Include:

-Serve as primary support for AtlanticLIVE’s Editor-in-Chief, coordinating schedules, meetings, and travel arrangements and performing administrative tasks
-Prepare Editor-in-Chief for public appearances at AtlanticLIVE and other events through detailed topical research and identification and assist in PR needs for events and for Editor-in-Chief
-Interface with clients and contacts with an eye to business development opportunities, and carefully manage and update contact databases for speaker rosters, VIP attendance tracking, and marketing/sales lead management
-Become obsessed with echo opportunities for AtlanticLIVE events and conversations through social media, blog posts, newsletter from the Editor-in-Chief, and other new and innovative content extension and amplification opportunities through digital and other platforms
-Demonstrate strong digital editorial skills to edit and post Editor-in-Chief’s blog posts and write and post original pieces as well
-Constantly innovate new program formats, topics, and participants to appeal to audience, client, and editorial goals and ambitions
-Manage AtlanticLIVE branding events and opportunities

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

-Broad knowledge of current events, policy issues, and national affairs, with working knowledge of key players in each
-Journalism background and demonstrated strength in editorial writing and research skills
-Outstanding organizational skills, excellent time management and judgment, and the ability to manage complex operations in a fast-paced environment
-Comfort with ambiguity and ability to self-direct and proactively identify projects and opportunities
-Confidentiality with sensitive material and communication
-Proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel required; proficiency with InDesign and the ability to develop graphic presentations preferred
-Fluency in social media and HTML
-1+ years of experience in communications, journalism, or research
-Bachelor’s degree and superior academic record

Core Attributes:

-Atlantic Media recruits for two personal attributes in its candidates. The first is force of intellect – reflected in discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in exceptional academic performance. The second is a personal spirit of generosity – a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct
-Adaptable and willing to approach tasks with velocity and a high metabolism

Please apply online via the provided link.

Atlantic Media Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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