The National Business Officers Association (NBOA) seeks a talented professional to join its dynamic staff as Manager, Editorial Content, to contribute to NET ASSETS, NBOA’s award-winning business-to-business magazine and to member publications in support of business excellence in K-12 independent schools.
As a key member of the NBOA Communications team, the Manager supports the development of editorial content, from conception to publication, in original and repurposed formats and across multiple channels. In this role, the Manager not only writes and edits content, but coordinates with other staff teams to keep abreast of association news and activities and to develop integrated communications efforts that promote NBOA’s mission, membership and products.
Essential responsibilities for this position include:
Assist with planning and developing each issue of Net Assets magazine and the editorial calendar, including brainstorming topics, sources and contributors; researching, writing and editing feature articles; fact-checking and proofreading; coordinating with designer, printer and other business partners; and providing managerial support to ensure content timeliness, relevance and consistency.
Develop and prepare e-newsletters and online content; strategize content promotion; coordinate with staff to maintain content quality and usability; and track and report on open rates, readership and other audience metrics.
Support the development of new communications products and features, including books, whitepapers, videos and other targeted member communications.
Manage Net Assets social media feeds, including Twitter, and live tweet events.
Assist with ongoing management of NBOA style guide and volunteer writer guidelines.
Draft critical communications to members (legislative alerts, embargoed research releases, etc.).
Help develop, analyze and act upon audience feedback and reader surveys.
Support NBOA staff and perform other communications-related duties as assigned and in alignment with position responsibilities and organizational goals.
The successful Manager, Editorial Content, will have:
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in English, journalism, communications or a related field.
Two or more years of full-time professional writing and editing, ideally for audiences in a nonprofit environment, or commensurate experience.
Exemplary writing, editing and proofreading skills, and an outstanding visual and editorial eye for detail and accuracy.
Ability to plan and conduct interviews, and weave multiple perspectives into an engaging, informative and accessible story.
Proven technical experience with essential applications including content management systems, MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and digital communications tools.
Skills in crafting content for the web (including mobile) as well as print and understanding of different content approaches.
Familiarity with the Associated Press Stylebook.
Basic HTML knowledge desired.
Experience with social media management and tools desired.
The Manager, Editorial Content, will demonstrate these attributes:
A self-starter who manages multiple projects and deadlines, and prioritizes with flexibility.
Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.
Ability to work quickly and independently as well as within a group.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, changing and innovative environment.
Entrepreneurial, forward-thinking and adept at spotting untapped opportunities.
Good-natured willingness to roll up sleeves and take on a variety of tasks.
Based in Washington, DC, at the McPherson Square Metro station, the Manager has a scheduled telework option in accordance with NBOA policies. Minimal travel is required to NBOA meetings and events.
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit as attachments your cover letter, your resume and at least one professional writing sample (ideally a feature article). Applications missing these three attachments will not be considered.
About National Business Officers Association
Founded in 1998, the National Business Officers Association is the only national membership organization focused on the needs of the independent school business office and business operations staff in the country. Its mission is to develop, deliver and promote best business practices to advance independent schools. Through its annual meeting, magazine and newsletter, webinars, research initiatives and websites, NBOA advances business excellence to help independent schools achieve educational excellence in the 21st century. NBOA employs 17 full-time staff and operates an annual budget of $6 million. The association is headquartered in Washington, DC, with some staff serving the association from home offices located across the country. Since 1998, NBOA has grown and expanded its membership, programs and services, currently serving nearly 1,400 member schools in the United States, 132 corporate members, and more than 100 schools in Canada and across the globe.