Writer / Editor

Location
33418, Palm Beach Gardens
Salary
Competitive salary + comprehensive benefits package
Posted
Dec 05, 2017
Closes
Jan 04, 2018
Ref
2017-1196
Metro Area
Miami
Duration
Full Time

LRP Publications, Inc. has been an industry-leading provider of multimedia solutions for business and education professionals for over four decades, offering world-class content and exceptional customer service. LRP's customers receive the guidance, knowledge, and tools they need in the format they want.

LRP is seeking a Writer / Editor who develops advice-driven articles for its Special Ed Connection® website and accompanying print products. Special Ed Connection® is an online, subscriber-based resource for K-12 school personnel and attorneys. This website details news and developments in special education and provides in-depth coverage and practical expert advice focused specifically on IDEA and Section 504 compliance, early childhood, behavior & discipline, technology, specific disabilities and legal decisions, among other issues.

The Writer / Editor has ownership of, and is responsible for, producing timely content with a focus on post-secondary transition, specific disabilities, discipline, and paraprofessionals, as well as:

  • Learning about our subscribers and the issues that most concern them;
  • Contributing to a monthly publication plan; Budgeting content for monthly national publications that provide school administrators with legal compliance and practical advice to serve students with disabilities;
  • Conducting extensive phone interviews to elicit advice-type information; Developing and maintaining a pool of expert sources in the field;
  • Filing a minimum of four (4) stories per week for Special Ed Connection® and its accompanying print materials;
  • Visiting successful schools occasionally throughout the year; attending Company conference as needed.

Position Requirements:

  • 4-year degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum one (1) year of reporting experience
  • Knowledge of Editorial and Production processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AP Style
  • Experience working under deadlines
  • Proven ability to generate story ideas and interview expert sources by phone
  • Proven ability to write clearly and concisely and appropriately structure stories
  • Familiarity with publishing software, specifically Adobe InDesign, along with basic Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work a fulltime schedule of 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday, from the Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. Office during normal operating hours
  • Availability to travel up to five days at a time, including weekends, one to two times per year

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience and working knowledge of Wrike project management software
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently

LRP is committed to providing a challenging and cooperative work environment where each employee is treated as a valued resource. In addition to a stable and supportive work environment, we provide:

  • Comprehensive insurance coverage
  • 401(k) retirement savings account with employer match
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Business casual attire

As an EO/AA employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran, or disability status.