- 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.
- 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.
- 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.