Assistant Director of Publications

New Orleans, LA Full-time
The National WWII Museum is seeking an Assistant Director of Publications who is detail-oriented, has a passion for writing and editing, and enjoys collaborating with others to produce engaging, effective, and consistent communications and publications. Working under the supervision of the Director of Communications and in conjunction with all Museum departments, the Assistant Director provides editorial leadership for copy across all channels—including planning, writing, and editing for Museum newsletters, annual reports, brochures, other print and digital publications, e-communications, web content, digital and traditional ads, social media, and other communications.

Responsibilities:
•Provide editorial leadership of the Museum’s quarterly newsletter, annual report, and other collaterals including responsibility for editorial outlines, staff assignments, writing and editing content, coordination with designers, and management of production timeline.
•Work closely with Communications Manager to write and/or edit institutional, web, email, and ad copy that engages diverse audiences across a full range of communication channels.
•Develop key strategic messages and descriptive copy for Museum venues, exhibitions, programming, events, and initiatives.
•Work across all Museum departments to maintain communications standards and consistent messaging. Update and maintain Museum’s style guide.
•Collaborate with the Institutional Advancement Communications Manager and Director of Membership on the development of communications to cultivate new supporters and steward existing supporters.
•Assist with developing social media content strategies and monitoring comments.

Qualifications:
•Exceptional writing, editorial, and proofreading skills with keen attention to detail and accuracy.
•Minimum of four years of experience in work environments with publications, writing/editing, or related media responsibilities.
•Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, or related field that provides a foundation for superior writing, research, and strategic communications.
•Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style and ability to quickly learn institution’s preferred writing/editing style.
•Demonstrated ability to create high-quality communications for various audiences.
•Proactive work style with ability to manage multiple projects, consistently meet deadlines, and adapt to quickly changing environments.
•Good judgment, discretion, and ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with multiple constituencies.
•Superior organizational and project management skills.
•Willingness to work a flexible schedule, as needed, that may extend outside of the typical 40-hour workweek, including weekends and evenings, to complete tasks and meet deadlines during high-demand periods.

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