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Interim Managing Editor at IACP

Posted in Art 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Job Description:


Salary Range:  $30 - $40

Cover Letter Required: Yes

Closing Date:  Friday, September 24, 2021


The IACP is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. With more than 30,000 members in over 160 countries, the IACP is a recognized global leader in policing.

The IACP seeks to hire an Interim Managing Editor to support the IACP’s monthly magazine, Police Chief, for November 1, 2021–March 31, 2022.

Job Responsibilities

Working with IACP staff, project partners, and stakeholders, the Managing Editor will:

  • Support the mission, vision, and values of the IACP.

  • Manage content strategy and timing for Police Chief to ensure the magazine is complete and on time each month.

  • Supervise and collaborate with key magazine staff (editorial coordinator, proofreader, freelance writer, and administrative assistant).

  • Edit print and web-only content for Police Chief with support from the existing editorial staff.

  • Work closely with column leads and staff responsible for content acquisition (“guest editors”) and participate in monthly guest editor check-ins/meetings.

  • Develop a monthly content plan (story order) based on material received and guest editor recommendations.

  • Coordinate and communicate with external partners, including ad sales, design firm, and printer.

  • Communicate with authors in a professional and cordial manner to work collaboratively to develop the best articles possible.

  • Support web content management and work with magazine staff to ensure weekly and monthly content is posted in a timely manner.

  • Coordinate social media posts to promote magazine content.

  • Occasionally assist with or delegate non-magazine editorial/proofreading projects as requested by staff.

  • Adhere to policies, practices, and guidelines provided.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

  • Minimum of five (5) years of job-related experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel), Adobe Acrobat, and other relevant business software

  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Analytical skills to include the ability to troubleshoot problems from multiple perspectives

  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills

  • Strong penchant for collaboration and teamwork

  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills

  • Solid task prioritization, organization, and time management skills, and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated skill in managing staff and projects

  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and using house style guides

  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat markup tools and/or knowledge of standard proofreading marks


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a non-profit organization or  association environment

  • Experience with editing magazines or other periodicals

  • Knowledge of WordPress web platform

  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop

  • Experience using InSite or similar online proofing programs


Special Conditions and Work Environment

  • This is a limited-term/temporary position.

  • Work takes place primarily in an office environment (remote opportunities may be available).

  • Light lifting, bending, and reaching may be required

All interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history.

Cover letters must contain the name of the position being applied for as well as the requisition number. Applicants should indicate in the cover letter which position or positions interest them and outline their relevant qualifications. The IACP may consider applicants for positions other than those indicated.  Please note that applications received without the requested information will not be forwarded for review.


The IACP is an equal opportunity employer. Federal law prohibits discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  No information requested on this application will be used for the purpose of excluding any applicant’s consideration for employment because of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.





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