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.

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