The Natural Hazards Center is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to serve as editor for the Natural Hazards Observer, a newsletter produced every two months with a national and international subscriber base. The successful candidate will lead the Observer into a new era while maintaining the integrity and strong voice for which it is known.
* Researching, writing, and editing content, including reports on recent hazards- and disaster-related legislation, grant awards, publications, research findings, and other news of interest to the hazards community;
Soliciting articles and illustrations from and maintaining relationships with outside authors and illustrators;
* Taking responsibility for all aspects of Observer production, including digital production and layout;
* Managing the Observer printing and distribution process;
* Working closely with Center staff on financial planning, subscriber outreach, content development, and special projects;
* Ensuring the Observer is integrated with the Center’s mission and overall clearinghouse activities;
* Editing and writing other Center publications and assisting in the planning, and implementation of outreach initiatives and strategies.
* At least three years of broad editorial experience, including writing, proofreading and preparing publications for print and online distribution;
* A university degree in journalism or communications with a strong emphasis in an area related to hazards and disasters, planning, management, or social science research (e.g., sociology, political science, geography, environmental studies);
* The ability to write for a range of audiences and audience experience levels;
* An organized team player with strong time management skills who is flexible and able to work to work in a dynamic environment
* Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Web content management systems, as well as familiarity with multiple social media platforms.
* Technical and programming skills and experience with publication redesign highly preferred.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
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