Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20037
Job Category: Online/New Media,Magazines
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
The National Trust seeks a creative, energetic, and motivated Editorial Assistant to help produce, edit, and/or coordinate a wide array of written and audiovisual content for the organization. A function of the Editorial team within Marketing, the role will also provide broader organizational support and collaboration, particularly within the Advancement Division. Types of projects include online stories, email newsletters, promotional campaign copy, video scripts, annual reports, and more.
Location in our Washington, DC, headquarters is preferred, but work from other National Trust field locations may be considered.
When applying, please include three storytelling samples (writing clips, PDFs of articles, links to writing portfolios, etc).
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Under review and guidance from senior writing/editing staff, help write, edit, research, produce, and coordinate a clear and compelling array of editorial and marketing content for the Advancement Division, primarily within the Marketing team
Collaborate with other teams within Advancement (such as Public Affairs and Philanthropy) to achieve organizational goals.
Content includes but is not limited to: email newsletters, website copy, online stories, promotional copy (ex. brochures, PSAs), video scripts, one-pagers, annual report.
Assist with editorial calendar management and online publication production
Help proofread, edit and revise content as directed, reviewing material for structure, accuracy, organizational consistency, and relevance of content
Help hire and provide on-the-job guidance to editorial intern(s)
Help explore and recommend implementation of different ideas and concepts for both visual and written stories
Participate in marketing campaign planning and implementation
Help coordinate production for multimedia projects
Support data tracking and analysis
Perform administrative tasks as assigned
1-2 years of professional experience that ideally includes working in a related role, particularly in a matrixed and geographically dispersed non-profit.
Must have demonstrated storytelling/writing experience and skill (samples are required)
Excellent research and communication skills, including good listening techniques; a clear, concise writing style; and good verbal skills.
Strong knowledge of AP Style and grammar.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
Previous experience with blogging platforms, social media, and/or CMS platforms preferred.
Previous experience with multimedia production (filming, editing, coding, etc.) preferred.
Proven ability to collaborate to implement processes and achieve results. Track record of building and maintaining productive, positive relationships with multiple stakeholders.
Basic analytical and problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization. Basic project-management skills—including project budgeting, planning, and time management—preferred. Ability to achieve results with moderate supervision.
Ability to prioritize and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a efficient and timely fashion.
Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set essential. Demonstrated interest/ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
Demonstrated interest in subject matter (history, architecture, historic preservation, arts & humanities) a plus.
Demonstrated success in engaging culturally diverse audiences, partners and colleagues and writing about related topics. Bi-lingual proficiency (English-Spanish) a plus.
BA (or equivalent years of experience) required; graduate degree in writing, English, communications, journalism, history, or a related field a plus.