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ABA Journal Editor-Publisher ABA Journal

ABA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Req #269
Monday, August 26, 2019
The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world.  The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.

Principal job that is accountable for the production, cost control, editing, and distribution of the ABA Journal magazine.

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities
-Accountable for the editorial vision, production, and member acceptance of the ABA Journal and its content.
-Leads the transition of the ABA Journal from the traditional hard copy magazine to other electronic media while ensuring the quality and the readability of the materials presented.
-Understands and fulfills member informational needs through the production of the ABA Journal.
-Leads operations and editorial services to optimize reader understanding and appreciation while ensuring the lowest possible production costs.-
-Accountable for achieving all revenue generation targets and goals through advertising, sponsorship, and/or other non-dues revenue generation activities.
-Provides leadership, direction, coaching, counseling, and, where necessary, delivers discipline to and through assigned subordinates.
-Recommends appropriate strategies necessary to optimize the brand value of the ABA Journal and implement day-to-day tactics to achieve such strategies.
-Participates in the negotiations of paper, print, production, distribution, outsourcing, advertising sales and other contracts to maximize margins.
-Maintains a current sense of the legal issues and trends facing the legal professions and directs the production of appropriate story content to satisfy such informational needs.
-Collaborates with other ABA operational groups to ensure optimal content delivery that support the entire ABA Brand.
-Responsible for achieving budgeted revenue and costs metrics and business objectives.
-Interfaces with and manages the expectations of an editorial board.
-Makes decisions about positioning the publication platform to appeal to a wider base of readers and advertisers.
-Provides timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating and financial condition of the ABA Journal.
-Accountable for the development, communication and implementation efforts of effective strategies and processes for revenue growth and new product development.
-Collaborates with and monitors established ABA advertising contractors and sets strategic direction for advertising on ABA Journal media platforms.
-Oversees the production of a media kit that can be used as a tool to attract potential advertisers.
-Participate in selections of additional advertising contractors and reviews current contractors’ performance.

Basic Qualifications & Interests
-Possession of a bachelors’ degree from an accredited college or university.
-Experience managing journalists and running a newsroom or news operation.
-At least five years’ experience interpreting legal developments and trends and converting such interpretations into meaningful and useful content.
-Previous experience providing editorial services to a professional journal in both print and electronic media.

Preferred Qualifications & Interests
-Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications
-Experience in legal affairs journalism

The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • ABA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America