- Full Time
The Content Developer will play an active role in achieving the Association’s communications strategy by facilitating the development and delivery of editorial content to target audiences and ensuring that all messages are current and consistent with the Association's objectives and goals. The responsibilities of this position include:
Assist in the development of editorial content (research, write and edit) for print and online communications, including web copy, research presentations, trade articles, media talking points, industry statements, and more. Identify, secure and manage the re-publication of third-party research, statistics and safety-related content. As needed, develop content for presentations, speeches and by-lined articles from Association staff and volunteer leaders. Serve as a spokesperson on behalf of the Toy Association when needed with media outlets and industry stakeholders. Build strong relationships with internal departments. Develop, track and evaluate metrics for areas of responsibility. Support implementation of the Association's communications strategy, media relations program, program-specific business and marketing plans and related activities. Support the development and management of strategic editorial partnerships. Assist in event management of Association and Foundation special events.
Bachelor’s degree required (concentration in journalism, communications or marketing preferred); further study a plus. At least five years relevant experience; experience in a public relations agency, news or media outlet, corporate communications department or not-for-profit association preferred. Excellent written and verbal communications skills; media relations experience a plus. Comfortable presenting to both small and large groups. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Ability to multi-task, prioritize, execute decisions and work under stringent deadlines. Strong project management, organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Capable of building productive relationships with key stakeholders both domestic and international. Capacity to assume more significant responsibilities over time. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) required; database experience preferred. Position may require overtime to meet deadlines or support meetings and events. Position may require travel in U.S. and/or abroad.
Candidates need to send a resume with cover letter and a portfolio of writing samples – including but not limited to examples of press releases, news articles and promotional text in order to be considered for the position.
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