American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works by providing innovative education and credentialing opportunities for professional development. The Editor of the Reporter Magazine manages all editing, writing and production for the association’s monthly magazine, APWA Reporter including advertising, content, printing and production.
You’ll Love it Here If You…
Are truly committed and passionate about what you do
Have a creative and innovative style
Have a high bar for excellence and attention to the details
Believe that teamwork leads to success
Thrive in a fast-paced environment
Love to work with volunteers
About Editor Role:
Manages all editing, writing, production, printing, mailing and advertising sales tasks related to the production of the APWA Reporter.
Maintains awareness of staff developments, member activities, competing publications, and industry trends with an eye toward material for the APWA Reporter.
Oversees and directs graphic design, page layout and production by coordinating design and production staff/outside service providers.
Oversees hiring, monitoring and support of outside advertising representatives with whom APWA contracts for the sale of advertising in the APWA Reporter and the annual Buyer’s Guide in the April issue.
Coordinates staff in bidding and negotiating with all vendors related to the publishing, production, and distribution of the APWA Reporter.
Fulfills Public Works Exposition (PWX) responsibilities, including hiring and overseeing photographer, covering the conference for the PWX highlights issue of the APWA Reporter, and assisting in other duties as needs arise. Travel to PWX site annually required.
Coordinates the creation of the media kit and other promotional mailings, internal ads to support the APWA Reporter’s editorial and advertising activities.
Monitors budgets related to applicable program areas following the association guidelines. Provides projections, estimates and notification when products and services have a substantial financial impact to their supervisor and Finance Director when appropriate.
What You Will Need to Succeed:
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in journalism, English, Communications
Minimum of five years experience working in magazine production type environment which includes a positive progression of increasing responsibility.
Association experience preferred.
Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills; be customer/member service oriented; be highly proficient in using all forms of media to deliver a message and have strong computer skills using Office 2010 or higher, and Outlook.
Must be able to prioritize workload, be comfortable writing for and presenting to various audiences, be flexible and detail oriented.
The American Public Works Association is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.
Originally chartered in 1937, APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world, with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, an office in Washington, D.C., and 62 chapters throughout North America. APWA provides a forum in which public works professionals can exchange ideas, improve professional competency, increase the performance of their agencies and companies, and bring important public works-related topics to public attention in local, state and federal arenas.
The association is a highly participatory organization, with hundreds of opportunities for leadership and service, and a network of several dozen national committees in every area of public works. Governed by a 17-member board of directors, elected at both the regional and national levels, APWA is an open, flexible association with a diversified and growing membership of 30,000+ and a reputation for quality services and products.