Employment Opportunities

EDITORIAL STRATEGY MANAGER

Location: New York, NY
Type: Full-time

ABOUT THE ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE

Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We are a 21st century think tank bringing together multiple generations of thinkers and leaders to help drive key economic and social debates and have local and national impact. We advance this mission through the work of our staff, fellows, and network of students and alumni.

Roosevelt is taking on some of the biggest issues facing our economy and society and putting out bold, cutting-edge research and policies. Our work ranges from thinking about how we restructure the world of finance to changing the way colleges and universities invest in their communities. In the past two years we released a bold agenda to rewrite the rules of the American economy which the Washington Post called a new manifesto for fighting inequality; framed the issues of financialization and corporate short-termism and issued a policy agenda that influenced the presidential race and key lawmakers; and crowd-sourced a blueprint for young people’s policy priorities. In July 2016, we were profiled by the New York Times Magazine for our role in advancing progressive policy change.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Editorial Strategy Manager oversees the editorial process and timeline for the Roosevelt Institute’s print and digital work, shepherding external-facing products from conception to publication and ensuring that they meet Roosevelt’s standards of quality and clarity, align with Roosevelt’s branding, and fulfill organizational goals and objectives. The Editorial Strategy Manager serves as the central point person between program teams and the communication team on all products. Exceptionally strong writing skills – including the ability to write for a variety of audiences – are essential to succeeding in this position.

This position reports to the Executive Vice President and works closely with the VP of Research and Policy, the National Director of the Network program, and the Digital Manager.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Contributes to editorial strategy and implements the release strategy for all publications, ranging from white papers to blog posts to social media feeds to email blasts.
• Serves as production manager on all Roosevelt publications, taking projects from beginning to end, working with project teams of writers, digital, creative teams, and editorial staff.
• Coordinates production timelines for planning and completion of graphics/photo packages, collaborating with the content strategy, design, and editing attached to each project.
• Works with relevant project leads and authors to shape editorial products, set and enforce deadlines, and meet grant deliverables.
• Serves as communications lead in research and Network meetings, and coordinates between programs and communications teams.
• Develops and monitors editorial calendar.
• Assists in producing and placing op-eds, one-pagers, blog posts, social media posts, and other editorial content to exploit news cycle opportunities.
• Creates, implements, and enforces editorial guidelines, including editing most publications.
• Manages external graphics designers and copy-editors as needed.
• Drafts weekly Roosevelt Institute Rundown e-mail.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The Roosevelt Institute reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. This is a union position and may be subject to dues.

QUALIFICATIONS

• BS/BA degree (or equivalent) and 3+ years of experience in print editorial experience, as well as experience with social media and creative design.
• Exceptionally strong writing skills are a must.
• Strong project management, budget, and organizational skills.
• A deep understanding of social media platforms and their respective participants (Facebook, Reddit, YouTube, Snap, Twitter, etc.), and how they can be deployed in different scenarios.
• A good team player, with a flexible, self-motivated and hands-on approach.
• Acute attention to detail and ability to understand and maintain editorial and journalistic standards are imperative.
• Effective communication of information and ideas in written and verbal format, and in building and maintaining relationships.
• A demonstrated comfort with data-intensive publications and research.
• Understanding of economics policy is helpful, but not required.

HOW TO APPLY:

At Roosevelt, we recognize that the culture of the workplace and opportunities for career growth and development are important to all. We believe that diversity of background and experience among our people make our work to reimagine the rules of our social and economic realities stronger.

Roosevelt is equal opportunity employer and, as affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. There is a handicapped-accessible, all gender/gender neutral bathroom on site.

If you are interested in joining our vibrant community, please forward your application materials (cover letter and resume/CV) to jobs@rooseveltinstitute.org with “Editorial Strategy Manager” in the title. No phone calls, please. While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to apply by April 15, 2017. Initial interviews will be conducted over the phone or Skype. We will only contact applicants who are being considered for interviews.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salaries at the Roosevelt Institute are competitive and we provide a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. We offer a rewarding, friendly, supportive, and collaborative work environment, excellent health insurance coverage, paid time off, and employer pension contributions when eligibility criteria are met. This position is full-time salaried, union position and may be subject to dues.