January 14, 2012

Entry-level business journalism job in Manhattan

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is looking for an Editorial Assistant to provide editorial and administrative support to the publishing department. This new position, based in New York City, is an excellent opportunity for an organized and motivated individual to learn the ins and outs of both print and electronic publishing.

A network of approximately 15,000 business communication professionals in more than 80 countries, IABC is a small and dynamic organization that will provide you with hands-on experience in the publishing industry. The Editorial Assistant will be involved in conducting research and contributing to the production of IABC's publications, from its bimonthly magazine to its monthly e-newsletter to research reports and books.

Specific duties include:
- Edit and proofread articles, research reports, book manuscripts and marketing materials
- Conduct research/benchmarking projects, including fact checking
- Assist with content audits; maintain databases of authors and reviewers
- Prepare online usage/analytics reports
- Monitor online library and work with IT to update pages
- Assist in curating/posting content for IABC's home page and content blog
- Assist in monitoring online communities and posting on various social media channels
- Prepare online surveys
- Monitor, track and process invoices
- Calculate and send author royalty checks
- Coordinate contracts and author agreements
- Respond to article submissions, queries and permissions requests
- Assist in drafting and routing copy for marketing emails

Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree, preferably in English or communication
- Editing and proofreading skills, previous experience preferred
- Analytical and research skills
- Experience with MS Excel, MS Word and Internet research on PCs. Familiarity with Macromedia Contribute or other web design program a plus. Familiarity with WordPress blogging platform
- Interpersonal skills
- Detail orientation a must!

Send your resume and cover letter by email to:
Heather Turbeville
Director, Content Development
hturbeville@iabc.com

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