Seeking a strong and experienced writer for a key role within a small, busy team of media professionals. Primary responsibilities include researching and writing assigned long-form articles for the Association’s monthly magazine, proofreading copy for other PPAI publications and other departments, and seeking out fresh story ideas and innovative communication methods.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Research, write, obtain photos and post articles on deadline for assigned sections in each issue of PPB magazine.
Proofread copy for PPB Newslink twice weekly and for Promotional Consultant Today and other publications as assigned.
Research and write other articles for PPB, including features, as assigned.
Research and write assigned articles for show issues of PPB Newslink.
Contribute to monthly, semi-annual and annual editorial planning and idea- sharing sessions.
Proofread copy submitted by other PPAI departments including ads, articles, emails, letters and annual report.
Serve as co-liaison to the Editorial Advisory Council.
Represent PPB and PPAI at industry shows and events.
Reports to: Editor
FLSA Status: Exempt
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
A minimum of four years of published writing experience for a print or digital publication.
Demonstrated ability to seek out story ideas and experts from a variety of sources.
Excellent long-form writing skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interview sources in person and by phone.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint) and Word Press.
Strong organizational, prioritization and project management skills and the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Desire and ability to build and maintain business relationships with members, subject matter experts and other professionals inside and outside of the industry.
Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation).
Experience with digital publications, apps and alternative media tools a plus.
Demonstrated experience as an active participant in a team environment.
About Promotional Products Association International
PPAI is the trusted leader in the promotional products industry delivering essential knowledge, resources and community to ensure the success of its members, those who manufacture, import and resell promotional products, and the promotional products industry itself.