Editorial Director

Location
22201, Arlington, Virginia
Salary
Competitive salary + 403(b) retirement plan, health & dental, 3 weeks paid vacation, private office
Posted
Mar 19, 2019
Metro Area
Washington
Duration
Full Time

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes, seeks an Editorial Director to join our communications department at our offices located in Arlington, Virginia.  A key to the success of our organization is effectively communicating our research findings to policymakers, automakers and the general public.  To help lead this effort, we are looking for a creative, resourceful, collaborative communications professional who will work with our research and production teams to develop Institute publications.

Compensation consists of a competitive salary and a 403(b) retirement plan with a nonelective annual contribution equal to 10% of your salary. Other benefits include health and dental insurance, life insurance, medical and dependent care flex spending accounts, reasonable working hours, 3 weeks of paid vacation in your first year, and your own private office.

Duties

  • Lead the writing and development of Institute publications and other print and digital communications materials.
  • Manage Status Report monthly newsletter, developing the editorial calendar, writing and editing articles, negotiating edits during a rigorous internal clearance process, meeting all deadlines.
  • Collaborate with Art Director and digital team to produce Status Report in print and online formats.
  • Supervise Art Director, Editor and writing staff.
  • Collaborate on projects and releases with digital and social media teams and research and executive staff across the organization.
  • Develop and produce all publications, including annual report, strategic plan, consumer brochures, advisories, news releases and other deliverables.
  • Edit letters, white papers, research reports, docket summissions, testimony, manufacturer communications, website and social media content and other materials.
  • Coordinate with Insurer Relations in disseminating content to supporting companies.
  • Backstop senior vice president and other communications staff in media relations’ efforts.
  • Advise Institute staff on communications issues.
  • Provide creative support for other projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, graphic arts or related fields.
  • At least 10 years prior editorial experience with at least 2–3 years of managing creative projects and/or supervising employees.
  • Strong writing, editing and oral communications skills. Proven ability to distill complex scientific papers and reports into smart, accessible stories for a nontechnical audience.
  • Experience in planning, overseeing and developing print and digital content.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to detail.

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