Editor and Communications Manager Needed
Seeking an editor for a small but respected publication covering public policy, land use, urban planning, and infrastructure in the Los Angeles area. The position will also serve as communications manager for a yearly conference covering green technology and policy.
The ideal candidate will come with a strong educational background with a degree in the liberal arts. He or she should be perceptive, flexible, organized, and independent, and know how to craft clear, correct prose. Candidates should have a combination of expertise in journalism/PR and interest in public policy/land use--or vice-versa. Comfort with networking and the ambiance of the public sector is a plus, and familiarity with and fascination for Los Angeles is essential. This is a mid-/entry-level position, but is appropriate only for someone who learns quickly and is wise beyond his or her years.
Candidates should have several years of experience in policy, planning, community development, local government, and/or PR/journalism. Prior knowledge of desktop publishing is an asset but not isnecessary.
Working under the direction of the publisher, the editor bears responsibility for all content (mainly long-form interviews) and ancillary operations, including marketing, subscription management, and special projects. This is a small operation with an unusual view on life of the city, and the job offers a unique, demanding, and rewarding experience for the right candidate.
Working under direction of the managing director of a conference that features some of the best and brightest of their respectivefields, the communications manager will oversee marketing and PR of the event through print and digital media (the communications manager will produce weekly email blasts, a quarterly print newsletter, and will update the conference website when necessary, which is to say, frequently). The communications manager is also responsible for tracking and maintaining databases of contacts and participants. Additional miscellanea require a solid problem-solving ethos and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. The conference’s in-house planning and management team require that the communications manager be flexible and willing to take on new tasks.
Please submit a resume and/or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. With apologies, a high volume of emails may preclude responses.