American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works by providing networking, professional development, and volunteer opportunities for its members. The Production Editor is a key contributor in the publications production process for APWA Press. APWA Press publishes technical and managerial publications focused on public works subject areas.
You’ll Love it Here If You…
Are truly committed and passionate about what you do
Have a creative and innovative style
Have a high bar for excellence and attention to the details
Believe that teamwork leads to success
Thrive in a fast-paced environment
Love to work with volunteers
About the Production Editor Role:
Manages all proofreading, editing, and writing and production efforts for the association’s publications. Coordinates author activities in preparing technical or managerial publications for the APWA Store. Produces internal communications and provides editing services to other internal departments to produce high quality written materials.
The ideal candidate should have a passion for working with members or volunteer groups, be self-motivated, works well in a fast-paced environment and be eager to work as part of a collaborative team. Our future contributor should thrive under pressure, operate with a process improvement mentality and have a passion for strengthening relationships, coordinating logistics and delivering an outstanding member experience.
We’re proud of the work we do, because our work matters. Every role at APWA contributes to advancing the quality of life for others as we support those who operate, improve and maintain public works and infrastructure. With supporting over 30,000 members across North America, we’re always looking for motivated and inspiring people to join us.
We offer competitive compensation, insurance and retirement benefits. Along with investing in the APWA staff with professional development opportunities, APWA offers leave time and a flexible work culture.
What You Will Need to Succeed:
Bachelor’s degree required
3+ years experience in publications production type environment which includes a positive progression of increasing responsibility
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Be customer/member service oriented
Strong computer skills using Office 365 programs
Able to prioritize workload, be detailed oriented
Adobe Creative Suite experience is strongly preferred
What Will Differentiate You
Leadership: the desire to take initiative and actively contribute to the team and association
Communication: the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of individuals including volunteers
Resilient: a proven track record in implementing flexible solutions in a changing learning environment
The American Public Works Association is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.
Originally chartered in 1937, APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world, with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, an office in Washington, D.C., and 62 chapters throughout North America. APWA provides a forum in which public works professionals can exchange ideas, improve professional competency, increase the performance of their agencies and companies, and bring important public works-related topics to public attention in local, state and federal arenas.
The association is a highly participatory organization, with hundreds of opportunities for leadership and service, and a network of several dozen national committees in every area of public works. Governed by a 17-member board of directors, elected at both the regional and national levels, APWA is an open, flexible association with a diversified and growing membership of 30,000+ and a reputation for quality services and products.