NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association based in Herndon, Virginia, is seeking a managing editor for its flagship magazine, Development. The individual will also edit other real estate-related publications as needed.
Serves as managing editor of Development magazine (quarterly); responsible for the editorial quality, integrity, accuracy, and clarity of all columns and features. Edits other publications as needed.
Leads and meets weekly with Vice President, Knowledge &Research to discuss target topics, potential writers, material in the pipeline, quality of articles, and whether/how to rewrite or reject/replace unacceptable material.
Leads and manages communications with Editorial Board, soliciting input and feedback on proposed, submitted and published articles.
With Editor-in-Chief reviews various iterations of cover stories, features and column pieces.
Copy edits editorial material for content, clarity, style, and grammar using AP Style.
Solicits and nurtures relationships with NAIOP members, chapter staff, freelance writers and others to solicit, schedule and secure four or five high-quality feature articles and about 20 column pieces per issue.
Works with authors and others to secure high-resolution photos, renderings, graphs and other images, as well as permissions, captions and credits for all articles and cover.
Manages outside graphic designer and various freelance writers.
Writes select column pieces and occasional feature articles.
Collaborates with production manager, graphic designer and Business Development staff on magazine layout, design and production.
Reviews all proofs and bluelines.
Writes six to 12 brief articles for NAIOP Market Share blog, promoting published magazine articles and providing updated information.
The ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills:
Experience as an editor or managing editor on a print magazine focusing on commercial real estate or financial services.
The ability to identify content that is new, informative and relevant to commercial real estate practitioners.
Genuine curiosity about and knowledge of the ever-evolving AP Stylebook.
Strong technical writing skills and the ability to unravel complex ideas, generate meaningful questions for authors and rewrite and reorganize text as necessary.
The ability to clarify and simplify confusing language while staying true to an author’s meaning and voice.
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP provides unparalleled industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of our members. NAIOP advances responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs and benefits the communities in which our members work and live. For more information, visit www.naiop.org.