Who are we?
ICMA is the premier local government leadership and management organization with over 10,000 members worldwide. Our mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local and international governments.
We are we looking for.
ICMA is looking for our next greatest team member who will researches, and write content dedicated to positioning ICMA as a thought leader in the local government leadership and management area. You will work closely with the Research and Policy Teams as well as ICMA Strategic Partners to develop an editorial calendar consistent with release of new research, publications, and other material. Develop and execute content strategies to increase the visibility of ICMA research and publications. Additionally you will write content for other projects as requested.
What you’ll do:
Plans, manages, researches, gathers, and writes copy for e-publications, PM Magazine, Local Government Research Review, and the website based on expert interviews or source material developed from ICMA research.
Develops content strategies for each major release to increase the visibility and engagement with the material (measured as downloads, purchases, and web analytics).
Uses content management system to publish articles, blog posts and other content types on ICMA.org
Works with digital strategies specialist to create full calendar of highly effective, engaging social media posts.
Analyzes and evaluates content performance and adapts strategies accordingly.
Participates on Editorial and Content Creator teams
What you need to be successful in this role:Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, English, or Public Administration, Marketing or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
2 years of writing/editing experience in a professional environment
One year of editorial project management experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of editorial principles, practices and techniques.
Knowledge of publication production processes and methods predominantly for electronic dissemination.
Knowledge of local government operations and structures.
Ability to create and publish fresh and engaging content in both long form and for social media.
Ability to create a content calendar and meet established deadlines
Ability to use web and e-marketing metrics to assess effectiveness and make adjustments as necessary
Skill in researching, writing articles and materials for publication on the Web, in e-newsletters, for such programs as the annual awards, and for materials transmitted to the executive board.
Skill in organization and scheduling of his/her work.
Familiarity with Internet-based content management systems and tools.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
What we can offer you:
Flexible scheduling and the option to telecommute 1-2 days per week after six month introductory period.
A collegial working environment where teamwork and individual contributions are valued
A competitive salary
Employer sponsored Health, dental, vision, life and disability benefits
Paid time off
Generous retirement plan
Opportunities for ongoing professional development
Please provide a cover letter and salary requirements when applying. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered.
The Human Resources Team at ICMA strives to ensure that the association employs high-quality, team-oriented, motivated staff who are engaged, disciplined and accountable. As a Team, we are committed to providing timely and efficient service and ensuring that our staff and our external customers are treated with the highest level of dignity, respect and care.
ICMA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.