Production Editor
Washington DC Contract Sep 6, 2023
Employment Enterprises, Inc. is currently working with one of the world’s largest scientific organizations that is a leader in providing academic and career resources, industry news, and scientific publications. We are searching for a Production Editor to coordinate the digital and print publication of the organization’s news publication. This organization produces authoritative, award-winning journalism, including research, education, industry, funding, and regulatory policy. The Production Editor is the heart of the news production process, ensuring the smooth flow of content from journalists to readers through both print and online channels.

Audience Engagement Editor Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates production of print and digital articles, projects, and sponsored content with relevant writers, editors, web team, and creative designers.
  • Print production: Manages the print production schedule and ensures deadlines are met. Quality-checks laid-out PDF pages, circulates live pages, and incorporates necessary changes from editorial stakeholders.
  • Online publication: Ensures output of complete, error-free stories and metadata for digital channels: web, mobile, app, and global edition.
    • Publish articles, multimedia content, and other news materials on the magazine’s website.
    • Working closely with the online delivery teams, optimizes content for digital platforms, ensuring it is engaging, accessible, and search engine optimized.
    • Make minor corrections and updates to published stories as needed.
  • Language edits, proofreads, and/or fact-checks assigned news stories and editorial content per established editorial standards. Reads content and corrects spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors, applying the organization’s styling as necessary.
  • Coordinates creation and production of science-rich schematics and complex, data-filled infographics through production, advising the editorial and production teams throughout the process to produce art that’s informative, accessible, and adaptable to all our platforms.
  • Supports the audience engagement editor (to be hired) in production of the newsletters. Creates, checks, and coordinates distribution of digital edition emails with a third-party vendor.
Audience Engagement Editor Qualifications:
  • A college degree in chemistry or related science is preferred but not required. Relevant experience in similar publications will be considered.
  • Experience copyediting and proofreading multichannel content in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Project management experience: ability to work across multiple functional units and keeping projects on schedule.
  • Digital publishing experience. Knowledge of XML and HTML a plus.
Hourly Pay rate $30.00-$35.00
What we offer:
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Medical and dental benefits for qualifying professionals
  • Flex spending account
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Voluntary Supplemental Insurance
  • Competitive Base Salary

“Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Employment Enterprises, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, assign, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, U.S. Veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law.”