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Company: Western Home Furnishings Association
Position:
Awesome Writer and Editor for Nationwide Publication
Location:
California
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 15, 2013
Job ID: 1468900

Description:

Awesome Writer and Editor for Nationwide Trade Publication

 

Our nationwide home furnishings retail trade association has an immediate opening for a world-class, take no prisoners writer and editor for our bold and relevant monthly publication. Oversee all editorial content including research, article writing and the solicitation of contributing writers, and if you feel like it, wear your slippers. Share with us how you can lead the team on overall concepts and content while managing and monitoring the entire scope of the project. Professional, confident and collaborative, you will bring to the table awesome communication strategies that rocket the Association forward. Tell us how you will develop fabulous ideas and thought provoking dialog. The delivery of compelling and rich content through our many channels is, hello…the job. This position offers autonomy, influence, chocolate, travel, creative permission and crazy busy days tossed with a little fun.  

 

A snapshot of a day in your life at our Roseville, California office:

Research and facilitate the submission of all editorial content

Secure permission to reprint and edit articles

Conduct interviews and write retailer profiles

Write Association-based editorial content

Lead the proofing process for all collateral

Manage vendor relationships

Schedule and hold pre-editorial and discovery meetings with stakeholders

Maintain database of writers, media contacts and featured profiles

Collaborate with the marketing and events staff to develop and deploy Association brand messaging

Working daily to enhance our social media presence and make it effective for our business model

Optimize strategic relationships within and outside the industry to educate members and further the Associations goals

Write, write, and write

Edit, edit, and edit

Meet, meet, and meet

Smile

 

Working within a creative, fun and focused team of marketing junkies, the perfect candidate will be deadline driven, collaborative, somewhat quirky, and possess the following:

Mad, mad editing skills… did we say mad skills, yes we did.

Confident in use of Adobe Suite programs including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

Both PC and MACs are used in the office, so bring your A game. Your work station has an shiny new MAC

Proofreading, writing and grammar skills (If it leaves the office, you will have signed off on it)

Knowledge of AP Stylebook

Analytical and opportunistic approach to job functions

Comfortable with numbers and Excel to insure accuracy of budget profitability of publication

Self-motivated, self-reliant, team collaborator, thick-skinned, kind hearted, competitive, great karaoke singer

A bulldog about details and a project manager extraordinaire

Interest in home fashion or the fashion industry is a huge plus

 

Four-year degree in Communications, Journalism or related field and/or equivalent experience

2 years working experience in a communications or marketing department

Successful demonstration of desktop publishing techniques and procedures

 

Send salary requirements and resume to cwilliams@whfa.org

Including something that demonstrates your writing style would not be a bad idea.

 

 

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