The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is transforming its offerings for America’s leading manufacturers—and that means curating and writing content for our member company CEOs, COOs, CFOs and government relations, public affairs and communications staff. So we’re looking for an experienced, energetic, early riser, journalist/writer who has the proven ability to deliver, on rapid deadlines, short, informative and entertaining copy to build, edit and write our new e-mail newsletter, as well as report other key news for our main audiences on our website, blog and other digital platforms as we continue growing our Communications and Brand Strategy team. The goal of the e-mail newsletter is to deliver concise, precise knowledge on the state of the manufacturing industry, so that the digest becomes a must-read every morning for the NAM’s main audiences. The author/editor of new media will also support copy editing needs of the Association. This is an exciting opportunity to report to, and have visibility with, many CEOs who are often ranked as America’s most powerful people, and to be an integral part of the team charged with telling the story of modern manufacturing in America.
Join the NAM and Make an Impact in the Following Ways:
Curate, research and draft the NAM’s early morning daily news brief for member company CEOs, COOs, CFOs and government relations, public affairs and communications staff.
Create leading and breakthrough storylines; proactive trend stories; and articles about NAM member companies and/or industry news.
Proactively coordinate with creative content, marketing strategy and video teams, as well as the digital and strategic communications teams, to set the editorial direction/calendar of the NAM’s e-mail weekly daily newsletter, including for the provision of new graphics and video.
Work with colleagues to keep projects moving on schedule, including planning/initial scheduling; coordinating all phases with key providers and project managers; and following through to meet production deadlines and provide high-quality, creative products.
Develop an efficient, results-driven process for the NAM’s e-mail weekly daily newsletter and other relevant new media content.
Track, respond to and report out on key new media readership and performance metrics.
Thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
As needed, assist copyeditor in providing prompt and accurate proofreading for time-sensitive NAM copy.
Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or related field.
3 to 7 years work experience in journalism, speechwriting or related communications field.
Ability to write clearly, cleanly and quickly.
Positive attitude and ability to thrive in high-pressure environment.
Experience that demonstrates excellent writing, proofing, editing, research and project-management skills.
Ability to work with a broad cross-section of the organization.
Proficiency in MS Word.
Experience writing about business and manufacturing is preferred.
Digital publishing and WordPress experience a plus.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Washington, D.C., with occasional telework opportunities.
About National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.