Interested applicants are asked to send the following to email@example.com:
- Creative cover letter;
- Resume reflecting related experience;
- A writing sample: Include a 400-500 word announcement of A.R.E.’s newly appointed Publications Editor as if you had received the job.
Please note: A proofreading test will be administered as part of the interview process.
Posting Date: 5/24/16
Closing Date: 6/24/16
Job Title: Publications Editor
Employee Classification: Exempt
Status & Hours: Regular Full-Time, 40 hours per week
Department: Venture Inward
Position Reports To: Marketing Manager
Send Resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
Serve as editor for Venture Inward (VI) magazine and Cayce Quarterly (CQ) newsletter, the blog, and other organizational pieces as needed. Facilitate all aspects of creation for magazine and newsletter, including coordinating design work. Prepare, copyedit, and proofread articles, columns, and ads to improve readability, meeting A.R.E.’s editorial policy and publishing guidelines. Collaborate with departments within the organization to determine each issue’s focus relative to the priorities of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.
Report to and work cooperatively with the Marketing Manager to produce a magazine and newsletter of the highest quality demonstrating the organization’s highest ideals, mission, vision, and strategic intentions.
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
- Collaborate with departments within the organization to determine each issue’s focus relative to the priorities of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.
- Create reasonable deadlines for each production stage; coordinate flow of articles, columns, and photos from staff and outside sources to ensure deadlines are met.
- Coordinate the flow of manuscripts, copyediting, proofreading, advertising, and design to meet printer deadlines, mail dates.
- Work with authors to obtain approval for edits for articles and blog.
- Create content for the news section, including interviews; research and procure photos for transmission to off-site designer(s).
- Collaborate with off-site designer(s) in coordination of design/production of the magazine, including ads, photos, and art.
- As part of a creative marketing team, actively participate in team meetings/planning sessions; brainstorm ideas for exploring/adopting new ways of creating/delivering content to audiences, articles, artwork, design, etc.
- Create/update the Events Calendar appearing in each VI issue.
- Independent composition required as assigned, including news for VI magazine.
- Keep accurate, up-to-date logs of incoming submissions.
- Retain hard-copy of work-in-progress in folders; retain background correspondence on articles and authors.
- Retain mock-up book with semi-finished and corrected final pages current; transmit corrections to page off-site designer(s).
- Return edited article “galleys” back to authors for corrections.
- Prepare, copyedit, and proofread articles, columns, and ads to improve readability, meeting A.R.E.’s editorial policy and publishing guidelines.
- Copyedit and proofread articles and columns to improve readability, meeting the organization’s editorial policy and publishing guidelines
- Review/approve proofs prior to publication production; demonstrate mastery of spelling, grammar, syntax and word usage, including ability to tighten copy when appropriate.
- Proof/copyedit/fact check: names, dates, numbers; facts in ads, news articles, and calendar listings.
- Proof/copyedit/fact check: verify all readings’ quotes and reading numbers, facts, dates, details given for particular readings.
- Insure all publications are error free and all copyright permissions have been obtained.
- Additional editorial support to include review of Web submissions and copy.
- Responsible for administration of “Letters” eMail box.
- Coordinate changes to the website as needed, including events and additions to the Member-Only section; may involve interaction with output of final files.
- Perform other related duties and activities as needed and/or requested.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelors' degree in English, journalism, communications or a related field required;
- Three years’ writing, proofreading, and interviewing experience required, experience in magazine feature writing and news reporting a plus; or
- An equivalent combination of related education and experience in journalism/communications field
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiarity with the philosophy and health information in the Edgar Cayce readings and a belief in the work of the A.R.E. and its purpose is required.
- Exceptional command of language skills required; oral, written, listening communication skills– demonstrating cooperation, patience, diplomacy, persistence, kindness, and clarity.
- High level of analytical, technical and problem solving skills required.
- Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills required – including continuous demonstration of courtesy, friendliness, positive outlook, patience, kindness, and cooperation.
- Proficient computer skills required, using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Calendar); knowledge of InDesign preferred.
- Intermediate level of typing/data entry skills required, with high visual acuity and close attention to detail/accuracy required.
- Required ability to set priorities among competing jobs, using values of importance to the organization, departmental needs, and urgency as some of the criteria.
- Strong organizational skills required to consistently maintain control of concurrent projects, competing priorities and critical deadlines.
- Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently; be knowledgeable, helpful, and congenial with mentors, other professionals and coworkers.
- Ability to adhere to budget limits and follow organizational editorial policy and publishing guidelines.
- Ability to work cooperatively with staff and members/readers of the magazine, demonstrating the organization’s ideals, mission and spirit of service.
- Good working knowledge of A.R.E. resources and available services is desirable as is an affinity with the philosophy and principles of the Edgar Cayce readings.
- High degree of emotional intelligence and maturity – demonstrating adaptability, engagement, and enthusiasm.
- A good sense of humor.
Scope and Impact:
Timeliness of processes and accuracy of analysis and information directly impacts the financial position of the organization.
- Position directly impacts A.R.E. member satisfaction and renewal rates.
- Good physical stamina is necessary; requires movement between buildings, including walking on uneven ground and using staircases in historical buildings without elevators.
- All day sitting and computer work required
Equal employment opportunity for all is an essential philosophy at the A.R.E. and throughout the organization, including Atlantic University, Edgar Cayce Foundation, Cayce/Reilly School of Massage, and the A.R.E. Health Center and Spa. We will evaluate all applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, color, veteran status, non-disqualifying disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.