The Arms Control Association is seeking a full-time design and production editor responsible for desktop layout of its monthly journal, Arms Control Today; management and promotion of Arms Control Today online; advertising, and design of in-house reports and other materials for the organization.
The Arms Control Association is a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of, and support for, effective arms control policies. Arms Control Today (ACT), is published 10 times a year and is available both digitally and in print. ACT is a two-color magazine (black with rotating spot color) with a four-color cover. Issues are 36-44 pages. Arms Control Today has a diverse, global readership including policymakers, educators and students, policy specialists, reporters, and the general public.
The design and production editor reports to the editor in chief and works closely with all members of the staff to plan and publish ACT as well as ad campaigns and Arms Control Association reports.
Salary commensurate with experience; position includes a employee health plan coverage; contribution to tax-deferred retirement plan (after one year) and other benefits.
Design and Production
The position includes executing desktop layout of the journal, including selecting photos, producing graphs and charts, producing initial galleys, managing changes to galleys, working with clients on ad copy, and coordinating with the printer and mail house.
The design and production editor is responsible for uploading ACT on ACA’s website and maintaining other relevant sections of the organization’s website in coordination with the communications director or designated staff. He/she also works with the communications staff to help promote and increase the organization’s brand across both print and digital mediums, including social media.
Advertising and Promotion
He/she is responsible for developing and maintaining advertising exchanges with other publications, creating and typesetting ads for ACT, and designing and coordinating production of branding and marketing materials including flyers, brochures, and online ads for ACT and ACA. The design and production editor should have strong writing skills and the ability to create copy for the general public.
The design and production editor should have at least two years of professional experience in production and layout. He/she should have extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, with particular emphasis on InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Experience working with HTML as well as formatting photography for print and Web use is required; experience with Drupal is a plus. Strong writing and editing experience also is a plus, as is knowledge of social media tools and best practices and familiarity with international security issues. The candidate should be well-organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience; benefits include employee health coverage, paid vacation and family leave. The Arms Control Association is an equal-opportunity employer.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, design samples, and 3 references to [email protected]. Applications received by June 5 will be given priority. No phone calls please.
The Monterey Institute of International Studies has launched a new M.A. degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (MANPTS) This degree, the first of its kind in the United States, prepares students for careers in analyzing, preventing, and responding to terrorist threats and the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Courses for this degree will be taught by faculty of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management; by policy, scientific, and technical specialists in the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP); and by experts invited from international organizations, government agencies, the private sector, and leading universities all over the world.
Students in this M.A. program may also gain practical experience through internships at international organizations or work as research assistants at CNS (cns.miis.edu) and MonTREP (www.miis.edu/academics/researchcenters/terrorism).
Placement assistance from our Center for Advising and Career Services helps graduating students find professional positions in government agencies and international organizations dedicated to combating terrorism or the spread of WMD as well as private firms specializing in security research, corporate security, or related fields.
For more information on this exciting new opportunity for professional education, please see the MANPTS page on the Monterey Institute (www.miis.edu/academics/programs/npts/) or email program chair Fred Wehling ([email protected]) or enrollment manager Devin Lueddeke ([email protected]).
*Those listing educational or job listings in both the print edition of Arms Control Today as well as the Jobs and Educational Opportunities page of the Arms Control Association website are charged a flat versus monthly fee (i.e., their ad remains on the Website until the position is filled versus the standard 30-day listing period).
For information on posting an employment or educational opportunity in this space and/or in the print edition of Arms Control Today, please contact the director of advertising at 202-463-8270 202-463-8270 x112 or email [email protected] please write "ACT Advertising" in the subject line.
Posted: April 21, 2008