Monday, October 26, 2009

Networx Seeking Assistant Editor

Networx Communication

Job Title: Assistant Editor

Reports to: Editor

Location: Kansas City, Mo.

Full Time; 37.5 hours; Monday-Friday

Job Summary
The Assistant Editor collaborates with the Editor to write and edit articles and news stories that appear in the print editions, e-newsletters and other e-media related content for four B2B and association magazines.


  • Assist in editing, proofing and writing short departments
  • Write features that appear in the news and features sections of the print editions by conducting interviews and acquiring art.
  • Help coordinate the art/production stage of the print edition, including tracking assigned articles, editing and proof-reading pages.
  • Assist editor by providing material for web, including but not limited to, news items, articles, tradeshow reviews and photo galleries.
  • Follow up on requests from readers and vendors for PDFs or extra issues
  • Assist with marketing, circulation, webinars and special issues
  • Assist with tracking materials for production, including ads, photographs and copy

Education, experience and skills:

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks / projects
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Proven proofing, editing, and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (spoken & written) skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word
  • Familiar with Microsoft Outlook / E-mail
  • Familiar with Microsoft Excel
  • Familiar with database and content management systems
  • Familiar with social networking initiatives
  • Self-motivated and team-oriented
  • Outstanding relationship building and ability to interview sources, organize and write feature articles, news stories and execute good note-taking skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or related field of study
  • 1-2 years experience working in a similar capacity; project management, writing and editing a plus

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Forward resume and cover letter to or fax to 816.472.7765.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Social Media Workshop

Upcoming event on Oct. 20

Presented by the Kansas City chapter

Social Media Workshop
Hear tips on Twitter, LinkedIn lessons
and ways to find Facebook friends

Jody Becker
Editor of Professional Window Cleaner,
Courier Magazine and Applicator
and secretary of the Kansas City
chapter of the ASBPE
Fred Wilkinson
Managing editor of The Packer

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Sylvester Powell Community Center
5200 Martway
Mission, KS 66202

$15 for ASBPE members
$20 for non-members
Includes lunch

Registration deadline:
Friday, Oct. 16

To register, contact Jeff Gelski, president of the Kansas City
Chapter, at or (816) 756-1000, ext. 867.