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Managing Editor NAIOP Development Magazine

Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Development
Postal Code
United States

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NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association based in Herndon, Virginia, is seeking a managing editor for its flagship magazine, Development.  The individual will also edit other real estate-related publications as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

Serves as managing editor of Development Magazine (quarterly); responsible for the editorial quality, integrity, accuracy, and clarity of all columns and features. Edits other publications as needed.

Magazine-related Responsibilities:

  1. Leads and meets weekly with Vice President, Knowledge &Research to discuss target topics, potential writers, material in the pipeline, quality of articles, and whether/how to rewrite or reject/replace unacceptable material.    
  2. Leads and manages communications with the Development Magazine Editorial Board, soliciting input and feedback on proposed, submitted and published articles.
  3. With Editor-in-Chief reviews various iterations of cover stories, features and column pieces.
  4. Copy edits editorial material for Development Magazine content, clarity, style, and grammar using AP Style.
  5. Solicits and nurtures relationships with NAIOP members, chapter staff, freelance writers and others to solicit, schedule and secure four or five high-quality feature articles and about 20 column pieces per issue.
  6. Works with authors and others to secure high-resolution photos, renderings, graphs and other images, as well as permissions, captions and credits for all articles and cover.
  7. Manages outside graphic designer and various freelance writers.
  8. Writes select column pieces and occasional feature articles. 
  9. Collaborates with production manager, graphic designer and Business Development staff on magazine layout, design and production.
  10. Reviews all proofs and bluelines.
  11. Writes six to 12 brief articles for NAIOP Market Share blog, promoting published magazine articles and providing updated information.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  • Experience as an editor or managing editor on a print magazine focusing on commercial real estate or financial services.
  • The ability to identify content that is new, informative and relevant to commercial real estate practitioners.
  • Genuine curiosity about and knowledge of the ever-evolving AP Stylebook.
  • Strong technical writing skills and the ability to unravel complex ideas, generate meaningful questions for authors and rewrite and reorganize text as necessary.
  • The ability to clarify and simplify confusing language while staying true to an author’s meaning and voice.

Job Functions

  • Communications
  • Development
  • Marketing

Job Sectors

  • Industrial
  • Office
  • Retail


5+ to 7 years

This job is no longer active.

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