The Editorial Director serves as the day-to-day lead in ensuring the on-time publishing and distribution of the associations bi-monthly member magazine, Pharmaceutical Engineering. The Editorial Director will act as the Editor-in-Chief for the magazine and will also plan, write, edit and publish content for the online version of the magazine. This position also acts as liaison to the Pharmaceutical Engineering Committee(PEC) and oversees authors, reviewers and staff to constantly improve the content of the publication.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the entire production process of the association’s bi-monthly magazine – from article development to layout, design and print. This includes the writing of original articles, editing and interacting with the designer.
Write copy as needed for the Society’s website, blog, social media, e-newsletter, news releases and presentations as part of the Society’s communications plan.
Drive print and digital hybrid model strategy, focusing on delivering relevant content and making the magazine available on multiple platforms to increase revenue.
Establish and maintain a strong network of authors, contributors and subject matter experts to generate relevant, innovative high-quality editorial content that is both mission focused and of interest to our audiences.
Develop processes and systems and production schedules to ensure on-time, on-budget publication of the magazine.
Direct activities with designer, printer, mailer and ad sales to publish magazine.
Collaborate with other members of the marketing & communications team on social medial platforms and with member communications.
Work with PEC to plan a schedule of editorial topics for the Society’s magazine in advance, develop leads for articles on "hot" topics, and solicit articles.
Oversee the editorial review process and ensure that all articles undergo a formal technical review by relevant Subject Matter Experts, including individuals from the various Communities of Practice.
Develop specifications, check qualifications, get competitive bids and select printers, mail houses and foreign mailing services for all publications.
Represent ISPE at appropriate events and meetings.
Oversee reader and industry research, keeping abreast of reader’s needs.
Create and monitor operating budget.
Education and work experience:
Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Marketing or Communications.
7-10 years’ experience of relevant print and digital publishing/magazine experience as editor-in-chief or managing editor of a magazine, preferably in a STEM field.
5 years of management experience.
Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent written communications; preferably a published writer.
Demonstrated ability to understand and manage budgets.
Excellent organizational, project management and communication skills.
Proven ability to work with writers and copyeditors and work on multiple issues of the magazine in a deadline-oriented environment.
Knowledge in the effective use of graphic design.
Thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style is preferred.
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ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its Members through leading scientific, technical, and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. ISPE is the Society of choice for nearly 22,000 pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals in 90 countries. Founded in 1980, ISPE has worldwide headquart...ers in Tampa, Florida, a European office in Brussels, and Asian-Pacific offices in Singapore and Shanghai. Visit www.ispe.org for additional Society news and information. ISPE offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vacation, paid holidays, 401(k), and more.