The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is recruiting for a Manager, Editorial Content, reporting to the Senior Director, Content Strategy.
CASE is a global not-for-profit and membership association whose vision is to advance education to transform lives and society. Its mission is to inspire, challenge and equip communities of professionals to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions. Advancing education in over 3,700 member institutions, CASE has 88,000 individual members in 82 countries.
Broad and growing communities of professional practice gather under the global CASE umbrella. Currently these include alumni relations, development services, digital, communications, fundraising, government relations, marketing and web. Individual members are at all stages of their career and may be working in universities, schools, colleges, cultural organizations or other not-for-profits. CASE membership also includes many corporate partners. CASE uses the intellectual capital and professional talents of an army of volunteers to advance its work.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, CASE works across all continents from its regional offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City. CASE works to achieve a seamless experience for all its stakeholders: particularly its members, volunteers and staff. Working together across time zones and borders, CASE staff in all offices seek to make the ambitious OneCASE aspiration a reality.
As a champion for the integrated content strategy vision of CASE, the Editorial Content Manager organizes and helps plan the editorial line-up, shepherding content through its lifecycle, from idea to editorial development and timely transfer to design/packaging and deployment, in support of CASE’s strategic efforts to serve and engage members, support new membership growth, and advance education around the world.
The core functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Organizes and helps plan the CASE annual editorial lineup, including content assignments for the web, digital/multimedia features, magazine feature articles and columns, blog posts, research white papers, newsletter stories, impact reports, etc.
Assists as collector, ‘hunter gatherer’ of compelling content/story ideas and resources across CASE. Explores, brainstorms, researches, and tests ideas for editorial content by participating and serving as rapporteur in team meetings, eliciting ideas from content generators and in interviews and small group conversations with key constituents and senior staff.
Identifies current and emerging issues in the educational landscape by attending conferences, reading/scanning industry publications, soliciting “leads” from CASE global staff, reviewing conference keynote and session activities, etc., in order to keep CASE content relevant and in touch with member and reader interests and needs.
Assists in testing ideas for relevance and helps ensure the quality/balance of editorial mix (covering issues of interest in advancement, fundraising, alumni relations, marketing), aligning content with CASE global perspective.
Helps sort and shape ideas into on-audience, on-brand assignments for writers/editors and other content generators.
Manages the editorial schedule and Content Strategy tracker, monitoring editorial development and deadlines to ensuring a steady stream of compelling content and content packages.
Assists in timely transfer of editorial content and assets to Copyeditor, Brand Expression and Channel Deployment staff.
Schedules team meetings and supports Senior Director on special projects.
Contributes to developing editorial content (25% of role).
Fiscal Management/Budget Responsibilities/Judicious Use of Resources
Tracks and manages editorial budget expenditures.
Exercises fiscal responsibility in the use of all CASE resources.
Exhibits appropriate leadership toward and works cooperatively and supportively with all volunteers with whom this employee has contact, including CASE’s volunteer leadership.
Liaises with CASE colleagues in other parts of the world to ensure the best sharing of ideas, expertise and knowledge.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor.
Education and Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree (preferably in English, communications, or journalism), and more than six years of experience in a communications or publications context—demonstrating increasing responsibility over this period.
Skills and Abilities Required:
Outstanding project management and interpersonal skills. Strong knowledge of grammar and syntax and good writing, copyediting and proofreading skills. Experience with content development for digital, print, and social deployment. Ability to manage and coordinate complex content schedules. Proven problem-solving skills.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with a team and independently and professionally with members and high-level sources and contributors. Interest in and experience with global and cross-cultural issues and engagement. Knowledge of education and advancement is highly desirable.
Interested candidates should CLICK HERE to apply. Applications MUST include a résumé and cover letter with salary requirements and/or salary history indicated on the cover letter. Applications without the required skills and experience or salary requirements will not be considered. Preference may be given to applications received by April 25, 2018.
About Council for Advancement and Support of Education
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education. Key facts about CASE:
Founded in 1974 as the result of a merger between the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association
Maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE Latina America, 2011)
Is one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership
Includes more than 3,670 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 82 countries around the globe
Serves nearly 81,000 advancement professio...nals on the staffs of member institutions
Led by volunteers with more than 4,850 advancement professionals serving as board members, speakers, authors, conferences planners and more