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Uptown Editor and Digital Production Manager

The Municipal Association of SC is seeking a versatile, experienced communications professional to fill the position of Uptown editor and digital production manager responsible for creating and executing print and digital content throughout the organization. The digital production responsibilities of the position will evolve as the Association's inventory of communications and training products transition to new platforms in the coming years.

The successful candidate will have exceptional writing, editing, digital production, social media and proofing skills demonstrating a range of writing styles (news reporting, feature, technical, scriptwriting, etc.) for a variety of platforms (print, video, audio, social media). This person will be experienced in managing, writing and editing multiple large and small, long-range and short-term deadline-specific print and digital projects on a wide range of topics.

Duties of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as editor of Uptown, the Association's monthly 16-page magazine. This will include developing and managing a 12-month editorial calendar cycle, researching story ideas, writing articles, assigning and managing freelance writers, managing the editing and proofing process, and working with an outsourced designer. The editor will typically be working simultaneously on three issues at different stages of the process.
  • Work across departments to create and execute a variety of digital training and outreach content (short form training videos, podcasts, social media video, live streaming, etc) that is strategically integrated across all digital platforms including the website and social media.
  • Manage the writing and editing of a variety of publications including the Association's dozen-plus training handbooks; 30-plus meeting programs and brochures; annual report; weekly member email; daily news clips email and video scripts.
  • Strong understanding of AP Style and will serve as "final eyes" of quality control for all written materials produced by the organization

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in communications, English, media production or related field. Five to seven years of experience in increasingly responsible roles managing multiple print and digital projects. Excellent writing, editing and digital productions skills along with proficiency in Microsoft products, social media and digital production software are required; experience with databases and design software is a plus.

How to apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and at least three writing and digital production samples illustrating a variety of writing styles and productions to Summer Randall, Human Resources Manager, Municipal Association of South Carolina, PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211-2109 or email at srandall@masc.sc. For more information about the Municipal Association of South Carolina, visit www.masc.sc. The deadline to apply is August 6.

The Municipal Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.