Job vacancy - Editor, Engineers Journal

Job vacancy - Editor, Engineers Journal

13 September 2018 at 12:06
Vacancy 
Editor, Engineers Journal
 
Two-year fixed-term contract
            
 
Engineers Ireland, the professional membership body for engineers on the island of Ireland and overseas, is looking to appoint a talented Editor for its Engineers Journal. Regarded as a significant member benefit and information portal to the organisation’s 25,000 strong membership, the Engineers Journal has been growing significantly in readership in recent years. It is important that this upward trajectory continues. 
 
The Editor must be a team player and will be a core member of the Marketing and Communications team. A key focus of the team is raising the profile of the profession and Engineers Ireland as its leading expert voice.  
 
The successful candidate will report directly to the Department’s Director. You will be responsible for the entire publishing process for the Engineers Journal, from researching potential articles to attending relevant events, writing news stories, commissioning and editing features, and producing a fortnightly ejournal/newsletter. As Editor you will work closely on the weekly programme of work with the Deputy Editor and Digital Communications Executive. The successful candidate – who will be based at 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 – will also be a member of the operational group for the Engineers Ireland’s website redevelopment project. (Currently underway).
 
Key responsibilities
  • Write, collate and curate news and features for www.engineersjournal.ie The Editor will also produce a fortnightly ejournal, or newsletter, which is sent to our 25,000 members; 
  • Forward plan, i.e. prepare editorial plans, identify, research and commission topical and engaging engineering-related features to ensure a strong pipeline of articles. Edit them to a high standard, adhering to a consistent house style;
  • Attend events and relevant conferences (internally and externally), network and carry out interviews;
  • Source and edit images;
  • Flatplan the fortnightly ejournal/newsletter;
  • Submit certain technical articles for peer-reviewing where necessary and, where copy is being republished with full permission, ensure full attribution and that all key links are inserted;
  • Work closely with the Deputy Editor, providing clear, direct instruction and support;
  • Work with the team on further developing creative revenue-generating aspects of the Engineers Journal – i.e. advertorials, special features and advertising;
  • Monitor web traffic, maximise analytics and SEO opportunities. Report/present on metrics to the team, staff and others;
  • Work with the team to plan developments to the Journal and its service offering such as new channels or video snippets/teasers for the latest fortnightly ejournal;
  • Proactively manage and grow client relationships i.e. with our writers-base, our member-readers and the engineering industry. Build and maintain excellent relations with our sectors, with academics, press officers and PR agencies;
  • Be the main point of contact for the recently-formed Editorial Advisory Board; source new members; organise twice yearly meetings; and send out reports on metrics and trends;
  • Write and edit end-to-end other communications content, for example, Engineers Journal ‘best of’ Digital Yearbook, Excellence Awards brochure and where necessary, material for the Engineers Ireland website;
  • Respond in a timely way to readers’ comments; trouble shoot any problem with readers’ access;
  • Represent the organisation at industry events/ or facilitate a discussion, if required. 
  • Be present at Engineers Ireland’s corporate events and work with the wider Marketing and Communications Team on fulfilling event objectives. 

Experience & skills (Essential):

  • Third-level qualification in the arts/journalism/communications or engineering/science;
  • Solid editorial background required. Experience in print/digital publishing – three years minimum as a full-time editor;
  • Possess excellent writing skills;
  • Sound editorial judgment is essential. Attention to detail is of paramount importance;
  • Proven creativity and resourcefulness;
  • Comprehensive experience in multitasking across the whole publishing process: interviewing; commissioning; collating and curating articles; flatplan management; subediting; and proofreading; 
  • Possess excellent verbal communications skills and networking skills;
  • Ability to proactively manage the commissioning process to ensure a strong pipeline of articles across a range of engineering disciplines;
  • Content management systems experience, for example, WordPress;  
  • Strong interpersonal and liaison management skills – an ability to build good working relationships with key stakeholders – internally and externally;
  • Ability to think commercially, manage advertorial content and contribute to Engineers Ireland’s business growth agenda;
  • Commitment to quality, accuracy and consistency;
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines;
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving;
  • Commitment to the values of Engineers Ireland – progressive, community, trustworthy and excellence.
Experience & skills (Desirable):
  • Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop;
  • Google Analytics, HTML and MailChimp;
  • Proficiency in social media, especially Twitter and LinkedIn;
  • Awareness of industry trends and developments.
  • Interest and curiosity in the exciting world of engineering and technology, across multiple disciplines if possible;
  • Presenting video content;
  • Photography, video editing and post-production skills (iMovie and/or Premiere Pro).
 
Apply (via email only please), attaching a cover letter and CV, to Michelle Hoctor, Marketing and Communications Director, Engineers Ireland: mhoctor@engineersireland.ie  
 
Applications to be submitted by 2:00pm, Monday 24 September 2018.  Interviews will also take place later that week.