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Editorial Design Assistant LAM

Washington, DC

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.” -
Steve Jobs
Department: Landscape Architecture Magazine Editorial Design Assistant
Supervisor Title: Managing Editor
Classification: Exempt
Status: Full-time, Regular
Nature of the Position: Position involves aiding the art director in page design and giving the final polish on layouts and graphics for Landscape Architecture Magazine
Managing the magazine’s website, including the posting of articles and artwork in collaboration with a contract web editor
Assembly of The Landscape Report, a twice-weekly e-newsletter; tracking product releases to create the magazine’s monthly “Goods” section
Managing the business of the magazine’s editorial advisory committee, including a monthly conference call.
This job also includes opportunities to report and write news articles and department pieces.
Works in partnership with department supervisor and other ASLA staff and volunteers to advance the Society’s mission, strategic objectives, and priority issues.
Upholds the ASLA values and culture.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for design and environmental issues, particularly related to land use, urban design, water conservation, and climate change. The candidate should also have the ability to produce high-quality results under tight deadline pressures as part of a six-person staff.
Preferred Background/Experience:
Education: BFA or BA in English, journalism, communication, design, or related field. Degree, coursework, or experience in landscape architecture, horticulture, or environmental design is a plus.
Skills: Knowledge of InDesign and Adobe Creative Suite; experience with basic page layout required. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to balance heavy workload with short- and long-term project deadlines, address changing priorities, and work well under pressure; willingness to take direction and receive feedback. Ability to write quickly and clearly is preferred.
Experience: Minimum two years of professional experience in design for publication.
Collaboration is at the heart of our work; our operations are transparent and our atmosphere is healthy and fun” - _Richard Winston III,
ASLA Human Resources Manager
Competitive compensation and benefits package included. ASLA is a conscious leader and employer that values the work-life balance of staff through many inclusive wellness initiatives and professional development programs.
“The quality of life the benefits and work culture provides. My colleagues are also hardworking and wonderful people.” -
Melissa Gobrecht,
Chapter Relations and Membership Marketing Manager
The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 82 student chapters. The Society has a staff of 50 and annual revenues of $12.9 million. Landscape architects plan livable communities that foster active lifestyles, design green streets that manage stormwater runoff, plan cutting-edge transportation corridors that are safe for all users, and help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Landscape architecture includes both iconic and neighborhood places, including commercial developments, streetscapes, green roofs, parks, civic spaces, memorials, and residential communities. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship.
ASLA offers an attractive, competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and life insurance; a generous 401(k) plan; a comprehensive wellness program; and flexible schedules.
Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume, a list of three professional references and a writing sample via e-mail as a part of our standard application process. Please reference “LAM Editorial Design Assistant” in the subject line of the e-mail.
Job Type: Full-time
journalism/professional writing: 2 years

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