The Assistant Editor generates editorial copy for a variety of publications. Constructs well-written articles for League publications. Assists with proofing and editing all copy sent to the publications office. This position requires a creative, deadline- and detail-oriented professional who has the ability to work independently, exercises excellent judgment and initiative, is very skilled at multi-tasking and who follows direct instructions as given.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Selecting, researching and developing topics and articles for the League magazine and other published media
Researching and writing marketing material for League programs and for other print and online publications and projects
Proofreading copy for spelling, grammar and punctuation
Copy editing for style, structure, consistency and content accuracy
Conducting interviews to investigate sources
Planning and organizing projects
Working with authors, marketing staff, graphic designers and others
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Excellent, creative writing and reporting skills
Skilled at writing for news media and news sources
Strong verbal communications and interpersonal skills
Excellent and accurate proofreading, copy editing and writing skills
Excellent time management skills, including ability to manage and meet strict deadlines
Ability to successfully handle multiple assignments in an independent manner
Proficiency with IT packages like Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
Keen eye for detail
Working knowledge of AP Stylebook
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or appropriate field is preferred. Three years of copy editing and writing experience is required.
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE A SMOKER
About Florida League of Cities
The Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to serve the needs of Florida's cities and promote local self-government. Florida’s city officials formed as a group of municipal governments for the first time in 1922. They wanted to shape legislation, share the advantages of cooperative action, and exchange ideas and experiences. Growing from a small number of cities and towns, our membership now represents more than 400 cities, towns and villages in the Sunshine State.