The National Confectioners Association is the pre-eminent organization in Washington, D.C. representing more than 650 candy, gum, and chocolate manufacturers and suppliers across the U.S. The National Confectioners Association fosters industry growth by advancing and promoting the interests of the confectionery industry and its consumers.
NCA’s Content Specialist is responsible for researching, writing and editing print and online content to position NCA, and its programs, services and signature events, as a thought leader in the space. The ideal candidate has the skills necessary to tackle a wide variety of writing projects from marketing materials that generate action to summaries that synthesize complex issues into easily communicated language for multiple audiences and produce outstanding work within a fast-paced, high-performing culture.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Planning, researching, writing and editing content on a wide range of subjects for use in NCA print and online materials
Creating content to market membership in the association, and to communicate the association’s value proposition, as well as to promote the association’s events and programs
Working closely with the internal and external Sweets & Snacks Expo team to produce tailored content designed to promote participation and engagement in the association’s annual trade show
Contribute to the development and maintenance of a year-round content marketing calendar to engage the confectionery retail community
Contribute to the development and maintenance of an association-wide editorial calendar
Maintaining a working knowledge of issues and subjects important to NCA target audiences in order to contribute effective and impactful content
Packaging and repositioning content for a variety of industry and external audiences
Working with staff writers for Candy & Snack TODAY to contribute or edit association content in the publication
Editing documents covering a wide range of topics and styles including press releases, comments submitted to government agencies, membership materials, event collateral, etc.
Working with marketing team to craft subject lines, headlines and other content to increase open and click-through rates and increase engagement
Staying up-to-date on best practices in print and digital content creation, as well as services and tools that can assist on the creation or dissemination of content
Collaborating enthusiastically with different interest areas within the association to develop and bring to life unique content that generates actions and engagement
Offering new, creative ideas for content enterprise-wide
Performing other editorial duties in an effort to produce high quality publications and outstanding content
Required: Bachelor's degree in English, writing, journalism or related field
Required: 2-3 years of work experience, trade association/ membership association experience helpful
Required: Exemplary writing/editing skills and a proven track record of creating high quality, engaging content across multiple formats
Required: Solid background in marketing, or in writing content to generate revenue or action
High level of familiarity with AP Style
Working knowledge of best practices in content creation, and desire to stay-up-to-date on new tools and resources
Familiarity with the use of an email service platform (NCA uses Informz, but experience with any similar system is acceptable)
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and project management skills
Applicants should send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a portfolio of work, including no fewer than three original writing samples (at least one of which should be a piece of marketing communications). All items must be included for consideration.
Final candidates will be given writing and editing assignments.
Salary and Benefits
NCA offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.
The National Confectioners Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factor.
About National Confectioners Association
The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that advances, protects and promotes chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and the companies that make these special treats. As the leading association for the U.S. confectionery industry, NCA helps ensure the public understands and appreciates the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Confections are produced in all 50 states, creating jobs for approximately 54,000 workers in more than 1,300 manufacturing facilities across the country. For every job created in confectionery manufacturing, another ten are supported in related industries. In total, more than 607,000 American jobs are supported by the U.S. confectionery industry. America’s leading chocolate and candy companies support the Always A Treat Initiative, a commitment to transparency, portion guidance and choice, and consumer education. Learn more at CandyUSA.com, or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.