Events Editor - National Journal LIVE

Oct 01, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
About National Journal

For more than four decades, National Journal has been the trusted Washington source of information, insight, and analysis on the policy, politics, and people shaping the business of government and the agenda of the nation.

With its smart, substantive, nonpartisan viewpoint, National Journal has a standing meeting with the decision-making class, reaching key audiences on Capitol Hill, the White House, and with the influential private sector.

National Journal’s media portfolio includes 24/7 online coverage, a daily print chronicle of Congress, a forward-thinking weekly magazine, and live events delving into the latest policy challenges.

Job Description

National Journal is seeking a senior-level Events Editor to develop content and new partnerships for its event business, called National Journal LIVE. This position will require skills in editorial conceptualization, talent booking (speakers and moderators), onsite event execution, and sales, marketing and research in order to identify viable event partnerships.

Responsibilities Include:

•Lead content development for client events including conferences, dinners, and speaker forums (in full collaboration with senior colleagues)
•Manage a growing content staff
•Lead 'high touch' recruitment of all of the preceding within specific process deadlines
•Understand client issues, objectives and goals and how they relate to event content
•Serve as main content contact for clients
•Attend all such events and serve as an ambassador for Atlantic Media demonstrating poise, professionalism and full dedication to meeting client's event goals
•Prepare written summaries or event overviews following all events where the client so desires
•Represent the 'event editing' function to prospective clients/partners as part of the sales and marketing process (in coordination with sales representatives who have principal relationship responsibility) and inspire informed confidence on the part of the prospective client in Atlantic Media Company's ability to execute
•Reports to General Manager, National Journal LIVE
•Interface closely with National Journal’s newsroom to develop relationships with writers and editors
•Constantly develop new event ideas and innovations to maintain National Journal as the leader in events

Qualifications of Ideal Candidate:

•Acute understanding of political arena and the ‘business’ of Washington, D.C.
•Deep, bi-partisan contacts within the D.C. speaker circuit
•Minimum of 7-10+ years combined experience in media ,politics, and events
•Strong time-management and organizational skills, with ability to successfully manage multiple projects with varying deadlines simultaneously
•Meticulous attention to detail
•Negotiation / brokering skills
•Extensive knowledge of national and local current events, newsmakers and policy issues
•Ability to foster senior level client relationship and forge strong connections with strategic partners
•Capacity to work independently and under pressure, and to meet tight deadlines

Core Attributes:

•Force of Ideas -- At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
•Spirit of Generosity -- Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.