AVIXA (Audiovisual & Integrated Experience Association) is seeking a dynamic Managing Editor to join our content team as a catalyst for editorial innovation. Reporting to the VP of Content, the Managing Editor will oversee our daily publishing operations and supervise a team of freelancers.
Our managing editor combines the sharpness of a writer with the practical focus of an operations manager in order to inspire and inform our audiences. You will use both data and experience to develop ideas for stories, manage pitches from other staff and freelancers, and see them through to publication.
You will need exceptional organizational and people skills as well as a unique problem-solving ability. You will use analytics to drive programming decisions and direction of our digital properties. Bonus points for experience with or a passion for the AV industry.
We’re embarking on a notable digital transformation and we need a incisive teammate with a discerning eye to help us on this editorial journey. We expect and will empower this person to bring a lot of modern content-driven ideas that we may not have yet considered.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
Plan and manage all digital content operations
Coordinate and manage the creation and curation of digital content o Manage freelance writers
Manage editorial production priorities for both in-house and contracted video production teams
Collaborate with other teams to source additional content from partners, members, event speakers, etc.
Program digital content across websites and apps, including AVIXA.org and relevant trade show and conference properties
Collaborate with audience engagement team to develop and execute social media content strategy and schedule
Oversee proofreading procedures and edit copy when necessary
Assist in evaluating finalized copy for compliance with policies, style, and tone
Optimize digital content for traffic, engagement, and SEO
Attend industry and association events on behalf of the company
Ideate and develop additional editorial projects (ex: webinars, live streams) as relevant
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Put people at the top of priority list – serving our audiences and members, and growing our staff and freelancer capabilities
Be one step ahead of trends and news impacting the industry and its adjacencies
Proven experience in or leading to managing editor or relevant role
Exceptional ability in copywriting and editing
Proficiency in English. Bonus points for additional language comprehension or fluency!
Experience working with CMS/ digital publishing platforms (such as Sitefinity, WordPress, Drupal, Brightspot, Arc, etc.)
Experience and a passion for integrating data into editorial decisions on a daily basis and working knowledge of analytics platforms (such as Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Parse.ly, Chartbeat, etc.)
Outstanding communication and people skills
Reliability and efficiency
Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
Experience Level: 5+ years in content management
Technical Skills: CMS, digital analytics platform, MS and/or Mac OS
Other skills: Fluency in English language and grammatical best practices, digital writing and/or video production
This description describes the general duties and responsibilities of the position. It is not a complete list of duties and the employee may be required to take on additional duties and responsibilities as required by the needs of the association.
EEO Policy Statement: “It is the policy of AVIXA to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to age,race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.”
Telecommuting is allowed.
AVIXA™ is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 5,400 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence and thought leadership. Additional information is available at avixa.org.