The Editor is responsible for all editorial coordination and production of the American Association of Airport Executives’ bi-monthly Airport Magazine, including developing themes and inviting industry experts to contribute articles in line with published media kits. The Editor also is responsible for producing the association’s weekly newsletter Airport Report Today (ART) and assisting, as necessary, with other AAAE publications.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Determines the editorial direction and content of each issue of the magazine.
Coordinates content for each issue with an appointed Editorial Advisory Board comprised of airport industry officials and businesses that serve the industry.
Writes, fact checks, and edits articles for the magazine.
Works with the association’s in-house staff on advertising leads and deadlines.
Sets and manages schedule for production and distribution.
Decides on final content and layout of magazine.
Solicits articles from industry experts and outside writers.
Oversees production and graphic design for the magazine in coordination with an outside graphic designer.
Produces webinars, roundtables, and other promotional events.
Produces online version of magazine.
Writes and edits stories for Airport Report Today newsletter (ART)
Sets and manages the schedule and distribution for ART.
Works with AAAE staff to contribute news items for ART.
Coordinates with senior staff to approve each ART issue.
Manages the budget for publications and resource allocation.
Assists with writing and editing other AAAE publications and communications as needed.
Occasional travel to AAAE events and conferences and other industry conferences to stay abreast of current and emerging issues and industry trends.
Willingness to plan and staff aspects of AAAE events and conferences.
Education, prior work experience, and specialized skills and knowledge:
Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Media, or related field.
5+ years demonstrated excellence in content creation or editing, including online publishing.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including comfort in communicating with senior management and industry leaders.
Strong organizational, editing, proofreading, and project management skills.
Experience with Windows-based software, including graphics.
Strong customer service, negotiation, and team-working skills.
Experience adhering to editorial and technical style guides.
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) has a unique DNA in the association business with a low dues model that requires innovation, industry-leading products and services and world class member service. We attract top talent by being a mission driven organization that can truly affect change in our world by empowering airport executives. How? With a rich heritage of training, professional development, and the creation of programs and products that serve the needs of airports with their mission of advancing safety, security, environmental stewardship, diversity, and beyond. In this way our employees are allowed to do challenging, interesting, and rewarding work and become invested owners. But what also makes AAAE unique and a truly great place to work is the culture.
AAAE makes no secret that it values and is genuinely devoted to its employees and members. AAAE demonstrates this to its employees in the rich and at times, unheard of, benefits it offers employees, in the collaborative open team environment where ideas from all levels of the organization are encouraged and supported from the CEO down, in the recruiting process where no candidate is offered employmen...t without first being interviewed and approved by a team of AAAE employees, in the recognition and praise it gives employees for their good work with numerous awards and performance based bonuses, in the growth and ownership opportunities it gives employees, and in the personal connections it makes with its employees on a day to day basis. However, even with all of this, AAAE would not be as great a place to work, if it were not for the dedicated members that the employees have the good fortune to interact with on a regular basis and serve. Our employees value and appreciate our members and our members value and appreciate our employees. The desire to help them drives us all to constantly improve and innovate. To do more, so we can give more back to our members.
In addition, AAAE is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to creating a work environment in which all team members engage and perform at the highest levels and see the value of different perspectives and backgrounds. We strive to attract, invest in, and develop the talents of people of diverse backgrounds who reflect the society and community in which we live and do business because we not only believe it is right to do but also believe that doing so will enhance our business relationships, generate greater innovation, increase productivity, and more.