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Acquisitions Editor, ASM International

Corporate Communications Specialist, Remote, SAGE Publishing


Posted June 12, 2022
Acquisitions Editor, ASM International

https://www.asminternational.org/

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The Acquisitions Editor of Reference Content is responsible for the development of new or revised content in the ASM Handbook series and other reference information products.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Work with handbook committee leaders and members, and network with other volunteer authors and contributors to assess needs, define projects, and acquire and develop content for handbook and other reference content.
  2. Recruit organizing committees, leaders, and advisors for handbook projects and consult with them to develop detailed outlines and project plans.
  3. Initiate development of handbook and related technical publications, based on ASM strategy, business objectives, and market insights.
  4. Stay current with industry/market developments. Monitor trends in materials engineering and content usage to identify, evaluate, and select topics for new and updated materials reference information content sets.
  5. Develop and maintain networks of subject matter experts. Identify, recruit, support, and motivate volunteer content contributors.
  6. Manage editor/author relations.
  7. Manage reference content development projects. Monitor and communicate project status. Anticipate and find appropriate solutions for issues to keep projects on track.
  8. Responsible for technical editing of manuscripts as needed to meet the content and production requirements and for transmitting complete and final content to Production.
  9. Provide input to marketing strategy and write promotional copy as needed.
  10. Collaborate with reference content development team and production staff to ensure project efficiency and content quality.

Participate in team activities charged with development of new product concepts and improving editorial processes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Technical knowledge in the materials and engineering field (industry or academia).
  • Ability to develop and sustain networks of subject matter experts.
  • Understanding of and experience with publishing processes (acquisition, peer review, editorial, graphics processing, page composition, digital publishing).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced project management skills. Manage many projects simultaneously and be able to determine priorities.
  • Highly developed skills in a team environment, both participating and leading.




Posted April 30, 2022
Corporate Communications Specialist, Remote, SAGE Publishing

Qualified applicants should present their resume and cover letter for consideration to our website at http://www.sagepublications.com/careers for more information.

Millions of people around the world turn to SAGE’s journals, books and electronic products to inform their studies with the latest research findings. With offices spanning six continents, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher by disseminating the finest scholarship on a global scale. Join the team of talented and motivated professionals who are champions of engaged scholarship and creators of innovative and award-winning products.

SAGE has an opening for a Corporate Communications Specialist, Remote.

As part of the Global Corporate Communications team, the Corporate Communications Associate will proactively support the execution of strategies to promote SAGE’s brand. Specifically, they will be responsible for the creation and dissemination of corporate announcements to the media and other internal and external stakeholders through press releases, blog posts, social media (running corporate social media channels), and other new mediums; supervise PR activity around SAGE’s brand, products and publications, including reporting and analytics for the SAGE brand, media, and corporate communications campaigns; and develop positive relationships with stakeholders in the U.S. to raise SAGE’s profile as an advocate and active partner. They will also perform supporting functions such as research and data entry.

This role will make key contributions to the work of a major international academic publisher and as such, will work independently to demonstrate creativity, resourcefulness, leadership, problem-solving skills, and SAGE Publishing values, championing those values in all communications. They will be required to proactively raise new ideas and discover and address concerns in the support of departmental and companywide goals, with support from their manager and other colleagues. Through this work, they will develop valuable skills to continue a career in communications.

Responsibilities:
The job functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Build robust PR plans for launch and promotion of SAGE efforts and offerings and carry out those plans through evaluation and measurement
  • Lead the corporate press strategy and support the maintenance of media partnerships to positively influence awareness of the company’s brand and mission
  • Create other PR collateral, including webinars, email campaigns, white papers, and blog posts and contribute multimedia (video/audio) to internal and external communications channels including blogs, networks, and newsletters
  • Co-manage SAGE’s corporate social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram channels, working independently to keep up-to-date on the best strategies for social media success
  • Manage media/social media monitoring including a tracking system, through which pieces of coverage are collated, analyzed and reported out
  • Support the execution of SAGE-sponsored events
  • Represent SAGE at key corporate events in order to develop lasting and positive stakeholder relationships
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate corporate communications activities, improving awareness, adoption and engagement
  • Stay aware of SAGE’s business strategy, positioning and key messaging. Support the corporate communications manager with the engagement and promotion of corporate messaging across all aspects of the communication chain
  • Other supporting functions such as competitor and stakeholder reserach, organizing internal resources, data entry, and managing a calendar of observances and events

Qualifications:
Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:

Required:

  • 3+ years professional experience in communications, public relations or related fields
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office programs and extensive use of social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
  • Experience writing press releases, media monitoring (e.g. working knowledge of Google Analytics)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (including presentation skills) as well as experience reading and interpreting scholarly articles

Preferred:

  • Experience developing and sustaining relationships with the media
  • Experience interpreting data and creating graphs
  • Experience using social media for business (e.g. working knowledge of Hootsuite)
  • Knowledge of AP style of writing
  • Experience using multimedia production and design packages (e.g. Photoshop, Canva)

Additional skills:

  • Ability to work independently, think critically, and use initiative to support brand development and stakeholder messaging
  • Solid understanding of audience engagement
  • Ability to problem solve and make solutions-focused recommendations
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively to promote the corporate brand and identify communications opportunities to effectively support the mission and vision
  • Ability to multitask and manage opposing time pressures
  • Solutions-focused approach and demonstrated creativity in problem solving
  • Ability to build positive relationships across the company
  • Ability to make recommendations for improvements and efficiency gains for their remit and areas of responsibility which benefit the team and company as a whole

SAGE offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the industry with PPO medical/dental/vision insurance provided at an extremely low cost to the employee; a profit sharing 401(k) plan; healthy lifestyle reimbursement, company-paid 5-year anniversary trips to Washington, D.C., London, Singapore or Delhi; employee tuition reimbursement; textbook reimbursement for employee or family members; an on-site professional development learning forum; and much more.

SAGE Publishing is committed to being an inclusive employer where all individuals are treated with fairness and respect, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and partnership status, pregnancy and parental responsibilities, race, religion and belief, sex, or sexual orientation

We believe that diversity is a cornerstone of a vibrant culture. We want SAGE to be an organization where the most talented staff and high-potential staff are recruited, have the opportunity to grow, and want to work. We strive to achieve a better representation of diverse talent at all levels, including leadership, across our workforce.

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