Assistant Editor

Location
Washington
Posted
Jan 03, 2014
Closes
Feb 02, 2014
Contact
Samantha Wolfe
Category
Other
Duration
Full Time
Required Experience:

Minimum Requirements:
Education: BA/BS degree in journalism, English, or related field

Work Experience: At least 5 years experience writing for and editing publications, excellent interviewing, copyediting, and proofreading skills. Experience in the legal profession or work on previous law publications is a plus.

Skills: Editing, Writing, Proofreading, Multitasking, Strong Communication Skills, and Attention to Detail

Capabilities:
o Work with some degree of independence in finalizing any part of her section of publications, consulting with and keeping her supervisor apprised, as appropriate, but with minimal supervision.
o Have a high level of energy with strong attention to stakeholder needs and a consistent professional “Can Do” attitude.
o Actively, affirmatively, creatively, and independently addressing issues and problem solving (including anticipating problems) having chosen an appropriate course of action after having thoroughly considered alternatives and the pros and cons of each and then implementing said course.
o Be detailed oriented and have appropriate follow-through.
o Demonstrate excellent time management and organizational judgment and skills that facilitate managing multiple priorities and concurrent projects.
o Develop and maintain a collegial working relationship with colleagues that promotes a sense of team and facilitates accomplishment on behalf of the Association.

Environmental and Physical Conditions:
1. This position works at a desk.
2. Most of the copyediting, email, and general correspondence is executed on a computer. However, paper proofing, with a pen, is required during the magazine’s proofing process.
3. Meets 1-4 times weekly with others in conference rooms or offices.
4. Currently, there is no required travel for ACC.
5.Must be able to lift and move 3-5 boxes of advance copy magazines and tear sheets that are shipped from the printer to the mail room. The boxes weigh approximately 20-40 lbs.

Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee(s) assigned to this title. This description should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of incumbents holding the position. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Further neither this description, nor completion of tasks associated with this title should be construed as a contract of employment. All employees of ACC, unless otherwise designated by the President, are at-will employees.

Additional information:
ACC is an EEO Employer

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