The Managing Editor, Digital Properties is charged primarily with establishing and managing editorial structures and processes driving the continuous flow of content to ISPE’s current website – ISPE.org – and its sister ISPE Foundation website, currently under development. This new position is critical to ISPE’s digital transformation focused on improving the value of digital touchpoints with members and stakeholders and will be a driving force in further expanding the Association’s thought leadership role in the pharmaceutical engineering space. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in building narratives on digital platforms, managing publishing workflows, working with content management systems, working with high-level industry professionals, and a passion for organizing information and digital publishing. This position provides the opportunity to combine strong writing, analytical, and organizational skills with creativity and innovation.
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits that may be based either in ISPE’s North Bethesda, MD. or Tampa, FL. offices.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee and manage content publishing operations for ISPE.org and ISPEFoundation.org (currently under development), as well as additional digital properties as the Society grows.
Establish and manage member editorial groups, comprised of high-level industry professionals, as well as freelance writers in the development of various types of web content.
Initiate new content and coordinate ongoing content management of the website with relevant staff and members, serving as a strategic partner.
Establish and maintain schedules for all editorial activities, including web publication schedules, publishing workflows, and content updates/archiving.
Edit technical content such as association news, blog posts, and technical articles as needed to include proofreading and line edits.
Provide expertise to guide improved digital content presentation, optimizing user experience, and use of graphics and multimedia content alongside traditional text-based content.
Use analytics to ensure that the website is user-friendly for both association members and outside audiences.
Support strategies to expand member engagement through continued growth and improvement of content and interactive features.
Implement and maintain a taxonomy system to support topic-specific content aggregation, as well as support advanced search/browsing of content across the association.
Maintain editorial integrity for content being posted across the organization to ensure consistency in voice, style, and brand representation.
Requirements & Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, library sciences, or related field.
Minimum 2 years’ experience in content development for websites and newsletters, preferably for a membership or nonprofit organization.
Experience with and proven capability in overseeing development of content in a technical discipline.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects requiring interdepartmental coordination and implementation.
Basic understanding and preferably experience with principles of information architecture.
Strong organizational skills, including the capacity to organize and synthesize complex information and multitask while maintaining attention to detail.
CMS experience (Drupal a plus); understanding of and ability to learn new digital technologies.
Familiarity with web metrics and web analytics.
Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Digital Experience
Additional Skills for Success:
Excellent communication skills to inform team members on process and procedures, and to problem-solve in a team environment
Strong collaborator with ability to work across various departments and teams to create results
A positive attitude – maintaining poise and professionalism in stressful situations
Strong attention to detail
Enthusiastic and willing to learn
A people person who is excellent at working with other people, teams, and building relationships
A problem solver – keen to understand customer needs and offer solutions
About International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the world's largest not-for-profit association serving its Members by leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. ISPE is committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its members through forums for the exchange of ideas and practical experience.
Founded in 1980 by a handful of people who believed the pharmaceutical industry needed an organization that would deal with practical applications of science and technology for technical professionals. The much-needed forum provided by ISPE began with a Membership of engineers in North America. In time, ISPE Membership expanded beyond engineering to include a broad representation from pharmaceutical professionals.
ISPE is the Society of choice for nearly 22,000 pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals in 90 countries. Visit www.ispe.org for additional Society news and information.
ISPE offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vacation, paid holidays, 401(k) with match, and more.