Writer/Editor

Employer
Location
Alexandria
Posted
Apr 09, 2013
Closes
May 09, 2013
Contact
Miriam Ruhland
Category
Other, Publishing
Duration
Full Time
ASTD is seeking a Writer/Editor for its monthly membership magazine, T+D (www.astd.org/td), and other association publications as needed. Along with writing and editing, this person will be responsible for working with internal staff and external subject matter experts to acquire and vet content for ASTD’s publications. The ideal applicant will have 3 years of editorial experience, including writing, developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Experience in the learning and development industry is encouraged.

Responsibilities

• Write articles (columns, departments, and feature length) on best practices and trends in the workplace learning and development profession. Content areas include training, employee and organization development, talent management, learning technologies, and human performance improvement.
• Maintain a robust pipeline of potential content sources, topics, and experts by conducting industry research and developing relationships with industry thought leaders.
• Interview subject matter experts and report on emerging research.
• Work with external authors and subject matter experts to field article submissions and vet monthly content.
• Collaborate with internal content managers to develop articles for publication.
• Copyedit and proofread articles.
• Provide editorial support for additional department, marketing, and organization projects.
• Write blog posts.

Qualifications

• Strong interviewing, writing, and reporting skills
• Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills, with a strong attention to detail
• Knowledge of Chicago Style
• Exceptional editorial judgment for audience, tone, style, and organization considerations
• Excellent time management and multitasking/prioritization abilities, with the ability to meet multiple deadlines
• Strong project management skills
• Generous team player paired with self-motivated spirit
• 3 years of experience in a similar position
• BS/BA in journalism or related field

ASTD provides an outstanding compensation and benefits package. Located within blocks of the King Street metro in Old Town, ASTD helps with transportation costs (parking is free).

We appreciate all of our applicants, but are unable to return phone calls and emails requesting details on the status of applications or the position. Applicants who bypass the recruitment process are not considered.

ASTD is an EOE/M/F/D/V workplace, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

Join the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance, and make a difference in your world.

No phone calls please.

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