Editor, Association Communications

Washington D.C.
Aug 22, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

NAHB seeks an experienced copy editor and writer to serve as the gatekeeper for all things editorial. This person will have a hand in developing and refining remarks, magazine columns, blog posts, web content and much more for NAHB’s communications team.

The editor works cooperatively with staff to ensure that presentations and written materials advance the association's advocacy agenda and strengthen its status as the voice of the housing industry.

Candidates for this position must be creative, self-motivated and effective under pressure. The ideal candidate will be meticulous in their attention to detail and familiar with AP Style. They should have a history of producing high-quality writing, such as news articles, press releases, reports, opinion editorials, letters to the editor and speeches. The editor must be able to work with a wide range of professionals from various perspectives – legislative, legal, technical and economic – to digest and explain complex issues in a concise manner. Candidates should enjoy research on a broad range of subjects and have a passion for learning.

Qualified candidates should have a minimum of six years’ experience in traditional news media and/or public relations, as well as a proven history as a writer and editor. Proficiency in social media, photo editing and web content management is preferred. A Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English or related field, or the equivalent in education and experience, is required.

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