Editorial Events Assistant

Location
Washington
Posted
Oct 26, 2012
Closes
Nov 25, 2012
Contact
Ms. Human Resources
Category
Other, Publishing
Duration
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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