Editor

Imagination Washington , DC 20319

Posted 6 months ago

Editor

Imagination is a content marketing agency based in Chicago and Washington, D.C. We believe that Imagination creates endless possibilities, and we exist to help our clients build relationships that last. We have an immediate opening for an Editor in our DC office.

The Editor is a knowledgeable and politically savvy journalist with proven success in reporting, content strategy development and content creation. The Editor has experience managing, writing and editing content across multiple platforms: digital articles and infographics, for example. This person is highly skilled in editing both long-form and short-form content about small business topics, particularly as they relate to policy and advocacy, and also can conceptualize story ideas and collaborate with a team of editorial specialists on concepts and execution.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding writing and editing abilities honed over at least 35 years in the field. Prior experience working in a client-facing environment and on content related to small business policy or a related field is strongly preferred. Familiarity with state-level political trends in this field is a plus.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage a large amount of ongoing copy a robust digital content program, and keep a detailed record of copy

  • Work with client representatives to brainstorm ongoing content ideas, then write (or assign) and/or edit them in various stages of the process

  • Collaborate with an editorial team to develop storylines and content calendars that meet client needs

  • Calmly and diligently juggle multiple pieces of content under tight turnarounds

  • Research and stay up to date on small business trends and policy at both the state and federal levels

  • Lead editing process for various aspects of a larger content program, shifting seamlessly between big-picture and copy edits

  • Collaborate with content, digital and video teams to write and edit copy for other related projects as needed (e.g., video series)

Other:

  • Ability to be present in the office during regular business hours and occasionally during off-hours when deadlines must be met.

Imagination is an EOE.

Classification: Exempt


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