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Assistant Editor

Company: Erickson Living
Location: Catonsville
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

Erickson Senior Living, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland is a national provider of senior living and health care with campuses in 11 states-and growing. Erickson Senior Living develops and manages senior living communities and health services across the country. We achieve industry-leading results in customer satisfaction, driving high occupancy, and positive health outcomes.

Erickson Senior Living is looking for everyday heroes who want to make a real impact in the lives of seniors. If you're ready to take your career to new heights, join us. In addition to a rewarding career, you'll enjoy an industry-leading total rewards package that includes a competitive salary, an impressive package of health and dental benefits, paid time off and volunteer hours, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) with employer contribution, opportunities for career growth and advancement, and much more!

Erickson Living, one of the Baltimore area's premier employers, is looking for an Assistant Editor for the Tribune, a bi-monthly senior lifestyle publication mailed to hundreds of thousands of readers across the country.

The Assistant Editor works closely with the Editorial Content Manager to strategize, create, schedule, track, and review all material for print and online publication of the Tribune. This position entails the ability to successfully manage ongoing assignments and projects, edit and write compelling copy, prioritize deadlines, and meet the demands of a fast-paced environment.

The position requires a passion for coming up with effective and interesting content ideas, superior organizational skills, and the ability to handle competing priorities.

How you will make an impact:

  • Review articles and photos submitted by freelance writers; edit articles and provide rewrite suggestions to conform to the Tribune's style and editorial policy.
  • Write headlines, captions, and additional copy as needed.
  • Track content submissions from freelance writers; follow up on late or missing items.
  • Put final edited copy into InCopy editing program for layout design.
  • Create and distribute pdf layouts of all print versions for sales review and proofing.
  • Double-check final proofing changes on all layouts.
  • Obtain media releases from all content subjects in the Tribune.
  • Post editorial content on Erickson Living's website Create and oversee annual deadline charts.
  • Keep internal Tribune Style Guide up to date.
  • Maintain newspaper samples for archive.
  • Fill in for the Editorial Content Manager as needed for work on special projects.
  • Develop reader engagement strategies for the Tribune across print and digital platforms.

What we require:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or English strongly preferred.
  • 3 - 5 years of related experience required.
  • Mac proficiency, expertise in Word, experience in Excel, with experience with Adobe's InCopy editing software and Drupal CMS platform a plus.

Erickson Senior Living, its affiliates, and managed communities are Equal Opportunity Employers and are committed to providing a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Erickson Living, Catonsville , Assistant Editor, Other , Catonsville, Maryland

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