The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is accepting applications for the position of Editor for The Illinois Manufacturer magazine. The ideal candidate will have thequalifications, knowledge and experience to help take the IMA’s magazine to the next level of success in terms of design, content and overall reader experience. Applicants should have a proven track record of highly collaborative working relationships and advertising sales experience. Advanced experience with Adobe Indesign and Photoshop are preferred.
The editor will help us fulfill the IMA’s mission to advocate, promote and strengthen the manufacturing sector.
Under the direction of Vice President of Communications, the editor is responsible for the development, production and editing of the IMA’s written products, including quarterly issues of the magazine each year.
Shapes the overall editorial voice and content development strategy.
Sells and ensures proper placement of ads in each issue.
Responsible for producing digital content include a weekly blog.
Sets editorial policy to maintain ethical standards for the magazine.
Oversees story direction and development from conception through completion.
Copy edits and proofs articles and columns to ensure accuracy.
Writes articles, cover lines, headlines and photo captions, creates sidebars.
Provides art direction to assure the design supports the organization’s goals.
Creates and maintains editorial and production schedules.
Creates an effective mechanism for receiving articles for the magazine and the blog.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred.
Five-plus years of editorial and production management experience in a dynamic, deadline-driven and results-oriented environment.
Staff supervision, project management and decision-making skills.
Strong writing, editing and communications skills.
Publication layout and design experience.
Knowledge of advertising, printing and production.
Creativity, editorial vision and insight.
A thorough understanding of the readership to determine relevant content.
The position is currently based in our Springfield office. Salary based on experience.