P3Hired Managing Editor (Industry Magazine) in Arlington, Virginia

This great opportunity is the premier publication covering the lubricants and base oils markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, published by a Northern Virginia-based business-to-business publishing company. Every month, this award- winning, independent magazine for and about the EMEA region’s lubricants industry delivers hard news, features and informed opinions covering issues and trends in automotive and industrial lubricants, metalworking fluids and greases, along with raw materials and packaging used by the industry. This company also produces a range of other print and digital publications and informational products for the lubricants industry.

We are looking for a top-flight writer/editor to join our small but accomplished editorial team to manage the production of this publication. You will be responsible for writing feature and news stories, gathering material from industry authors to be edited or rewritten into columns or features, and contribute substantively to the production of a variety of related publications. In addition, you will set the print production schedule in consultation with the advertising and circulation departments, guide the activities of staff and freelance reporters in the EMEA region, collaborate with the art director on layout and design and coordinate printing of the magazine.

Job Summary

You will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Writing feature and news stories.

  • Assigning stories.

  • Managing the assignments of contributing writers in the EMEA region.

  • Editing contributed articles and columns.

  • Developing graphics, recommending photos, collaborating with art director on visual presentation of articles.

  • Overseeing the publication’s overall budget.

  • Contributing to the production of a variety of related print and digital publications.

  • Attending and reporting on industry events in the region.

  • Identifying and developing industry experts to contribute to print and digital publications.

  • Overseeing the print/production schedule to ensure on-time delivery of the magazine.

Our ideal candidate must be a curious person with a keen interest in learning a complex, fast-paced industry that strives to protect evolving vehicles and equipment while addressing such global issues as environmental responsibility and fuel economy. You should be a business writer/editor with demonstrated skill in building a trusted community of sources as well as the ability to draw information out of people. You must be a published writer who is passionate about grammar, spelling and punctuation, and have the ability to hunt down typos in 50-page publications and the commitment to push a publication out the door on deadline. Additionally, you must be adept at handling reader inquiries and serving a vocal community of subscribers. We are looking for all of this, plus someone with ambition and drive, excellent problem-solving skills, a strong work ethic and a desire to work as part of a committed team.


  • College degree in English, journalism, communications or related field. Engineering and science backgrounds welcome.

  • Significant experience as a senior writer or associate editor for a business or trade association publication.

  • Strong proofreading and copy editing skills; knowledge of AP Stylebook a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

  • Mastery of office software, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Experience with Adobe Acrobat a plus.

  • Social media experience a plus.

  • Great time management and the ability to juggle multiple projects at once without sacrificing your excellent attention to detail.

  • Familiarity with online publishing tools a plus, including CMS and web media experience. Photoshop/HTML skills welcome.

  • Freedom to travel for overseas assignments.

  • Cool demeanor under pressure while coordinating with coworkers to meet multiple deadlines.

  • References who will speak to your:

  • ability to work well with others, including examples of your outstanding collaboration/teamwork.

  • strong writing, proofreading and copy editing skills.

  • ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • ability to manage deadlines, multi-task and keep a cool head under pressure.

ID: 2017-1069

External Company Name: P3Hired

External Company URL: http://p3hired.com/