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CTBUH Editor

Position Deleted on 2/19/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
  • Admin - Publications and Editing
  • Admin - Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Full Time
Job Category: Other Professional
Department: Architecture
Location: IIT-Main Campus (MC), 3300 S. Federal, Chicago
Requisition Number: 0601326

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Editor will coordinate the increasing amount of written output of the Council, including publications and the Web site; promote the Council in the media; and serve as editor of the CTBUH Journal. The CTBUH is an international not-for-profit organization supported by architecture, engineering, planning, development and construction professionals, designed to facilitate exchanges among those involved in all aspects of the planning, design, construction and operation of tall buildings.

Key Responsibility 1
Coordinating Editor of the CTBUH Journal, the main, multi-disciplinary quarterly publication of the Council. Duties include planning/scheduling of content; solicitation of externally authored papers; coordinating the peer review process; contributing to written content; proofing/editing, etc.

Key Responsibility 2
Lend editing and writing support across CTBUH publications and other platforms, including the Web site, books, reports, annual proceedings and social media.

Key Responsibility 3
Write and coordinate press releases on the myriad CTBUH initiatives and deliverables.

Key Responsibility 4
Develop and maintain effective media contacts.

Key Responsibility 5
Create and develop new communications/outreach efforts.

Key Responsibility 6
Develop communications outreach into new and existing digital and social media platforms, including the existing CTBUH website.

This position will oversee the written content for the Council and spearhead communications initiatives, in conjunction with the Executive Director, ensuring accuracy, consistency and promotion of message and brand.

Customer Service:
As CTBUH Editor, clear and concise representative communication is vital maintaining reputable Council relationships. Supervisory overview will be maintained through regular copy on communications and feedback from contacts.

Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree preferred.

Relevant experience of having worked in the architectural or engineering is ideal.

Prior experience in writing, editing, and managing press and media relations is essential.

Preferred Skills:
The candidate should portray excellent techniques of oral and written communications and very good interpersonal relations skills.

Strong software skills required, specifically MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat professional. Adobe Photoshop, and InDesign, preferred.

A working knowledge of website and social media platforms is required.

Excellent organizational skills are required to manage deadlines and coordinate content from various sources.

Certifications & Licenses:
No certifications or licenses required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must provide portfolio/evidence of experience relevant to the role, including samples of written and edited content such as journals, newsletters and web site content.
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