The Senior Writer guides the organizations overall communications program and initiatives. This position calls for an individual with exceptional writing and editing skills. The Senior Writer sets the messaging to consistently articulate the organization’s mission and brand. They also ensure the organization is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within its diverse network and constituent base.
Executing work and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment is must. This position works closely with a senior peer group within the organization on a variety of strategic initiatives and manages the association’s communication activities. Additionally, this person will oversee and provide support to other departments and staff for communications and marketing messaging.
Writes and creates relevant industry materials geared towards members, industry media, policymakers, and sponsors.
Serves as managing editor for print publications.
Writes and distributes press releases and can produce meeting agendas and minutes in a timely manner.
Communicates with senior staff and leadership by providing updates as needed on department projects both short term and long term.
Manages communications assistant by providing direction and leadership to ensure work is accurate and relevant.
Builds and maintain relationships with the media (traditional and social) and manage media relations, including all proactive and reactive contacts.
Ensures that content on website and social media is up to date and relevant.
Produces and distributes email blasts for all newsletters.
Assists with the development of training videos and webinars, and other distance-learning materials as needed.
Handles other communications responsibilities as need arises.
Requirements: Education - BA/BS Degree in Journalism helpful. Minimum 5-7 years of successfully demonstrated work experience in writing and editing. Proven verbal and written skills. Proficient in applicable technology programs and applications. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously is a must.