Under the direction of the Director, Education, and Manager, Education and Content is responsible to project manage the FORUM magazine publication process, collaborating with Association Forum’s vendor partner to ensure robust content and timely publication. In addition, this position oversees the content development and production of all digital assets including podcasts, webinars, mobile app, online communities and the Learning Management System (LMS). The Manager, Education and Content develops weekly and quarterly e-newsletters. This role also works with all speakers to ensure high quality and engaging content with relevant takeaways in line with Forum’s content strategy. This role conducts annual communication and website audits and is liaison to the Professional Practices Committee and to the Content Working Group. The Manager, Education and Content serves a prominent role in Association Forum’s efforts to extent the Forum brand and in our customer service (welcoming environment) efforts.
Project manage FORUM Magazine publication including working with volunteers to identify authors and sources for all publications and secure quality magazine articles on deadline; liaison to production partner to ensure robust content and timely publication.
Oversee production of and content development for CEOnly podcast including scheduling guests, managing the recording and posting onto LMS and podcast delivery systems (iTunes, Stitcher).
Oversee production of and content development for webinars, including determining topics, scheduling speakers, dress rehearsals, live webinar, and posting to LMS.
Work with speakers and subject matter experts on content development, writing and editing session copy and additional speaker support as necessary.
Create and copy edit press releases and written materials for website/emails/etc.
Serve as liaison to member committees.
Ensure content and delivery formats (face to face, digital and written) reflect member needs.
Update editorial calendar and media guide.
Monitor industry trends and emerging issues to identify potential article, webinar and podcast topics.
Participate in and manage submissions process for annual publication awards competitions.
Write and distribute press releases and manage media list.
Work with Education Director to develop education content and program structure.
Coordinate speaker communications and logistics (including audience response system where applicable) pre, during and post education events with support of education coordinator.
The following skills and abilities will position you for success:
Superior communications skills (written and oral).
Proofreading and editing is required.
Excellent organizational, time management, customer service skills are essential.
Ability to think creatively and strategically and work collaboratively.
Deadline driven with ability to set and meet priorities, develop budgets, monitor and control expenditures.
Acute attention to detail.
Genuine team enthusiasm and positive energy.
Collaborative, can-do approach to problem solving.
Superior project management skills.
Fosters a team culture that rewards and celebrates Forum values.
Advanced PC proficiency, including Microsoft Office, social networking sites and report-writing packages.
Ability and willingness to learn new software and programs as required.
Familiarity with AP Style.
Experience working with RealMagnet.
About Association Forum
Association Forum is a 501 (c)(6) organization, considered the “association of associations” for more than 1,500 businesses, charitable, civic and professional organizations headquartered in the Chicagoland area. The Association Forum’s 4,000+ members are the CEOs and staff professionals of national, state and nonprofit organizations, plus vendors of good and services to these businesses. The Association Forum provides essential learning, compelling experiences and powerful resources that advance the professional practice of association management.