· Edit, proofread, verify, and write copy and acquire and review graphics/photographs for prepress production of American Jails magazine, conference, training, and certification publications; promotional materials; AJA website postings; and general AJA correspondence. · Solicit and coordinate magazine article development with prospective authors. · Act as project manager for multi-departmental publications (facilitate the review process, establish version control, timelines, deadlines, vendor prepress coordination, etc.). · Coordinate with outside editorial assistance providers when required. · Ghost-write speeches, columns and articles when required. · Create an annual editorial theme calendar for the magazine. · Update and maintain AJA Style Guide. · Work with external graphic designers and printers on production schedules for the magazine and other publications and promotions. · Write/edit promotional copy upon request. · Schedule and manage the placement of AJA ads in the magazine. · Work with other staff members to provide content as needed for the magazine, other publications, and promotions.
Must be physically present in the office most days. Limited opportunity to telework.
Associates degree or higher in English, Journalism, or Mass Communications or related area strongly preferred.
At least three years proven experience in editing/proofreading hard copy and electronic publications.
Familiarity with one or more common editing style manuals (AP, APA, Chicago, etc.).
Ability to manage multiple deadlines.
Familiarity with the publishing/printing process.
Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be a team player and interact with authors and coworkers in a collaborative, professional and productive manner.
Detail oriented with exceptional writing and editing skills. Must pass an in-house editing/proofreading test.
The American Jail Association (AJA) is a national, nonprofit organization that supports the professionals who operate our Nation's jails. It is the only national association that focuses exclusively on issues specific to the operations of local correctional facilities. The AJA Conference & Expo offers professional development and networking opportunities for attendees and access to hundreds of vendors, whose provide products and services needed to run their jails.