Managing Editor



About the Organization

Founded in 1991 by successful businessman and philanthropist, Harold Grinspoon, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) has invested more than $200 million in national and international philanthropic programs that range from enhancing Jewish life throughout the US and the globe; to bringing together colleges and universities to promote entrepreneurship; to honoring local public-school teachers; to supplying free books to children throughout the world. Based in Agawam, MA, HGF employs over 140 dedicated and talented professionals and is growing quickly. The Foundation offers the stability of a thirty-year organization, while also exhibiting the creative, exciting, and fast-paced spirit of a start-up. A phenomenal work-life balance, a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as exceptional opportunities for growth make this a very exciting career opportunity!

About the Opportunity

The Managing Editor position is an exciting opportunity to join the collective efforts to grow and expand the Foundation's flagship program, PJ Library, an international book program responsible for distributing 680,000 free books each month to children and families in 30 countries around the world. The PJ Library Advancement Team raises over $12MM annually and has ambitious goal of doubling fundraising results in the next five years.

Be part of this exciting time in PJ's growth as Managing Editor where you'll manage all editorial content for PJ Library's Advancement Team who communicates with a donor base of over 14,000. Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Donor Relations, this role takes lead in content production and ensuring messaging is consistent with PJ Library's tone and style. The Managing Editor also serves as a resource for colleagues across the Advancement department and in some cases, the full organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Produce and update content for ongoing donor relations and communications projects, including (but not limited to) acknowledgements, monthly donor emails, donor proposals, and print and web-based content by curating, organizing, writing, and/or editing content as needed.

  • Work closely with the Director of Donor Relations to produce PJ Library's donor magazine, Proof, which is distributed to 200,000 subscribers biannually.

  • Establish and maintain the editorial process for the Proof, working with internal and external writers to produce two issues a year (July & December).

  • Coordinate with content, marketing, international, and engagement teams to develop stories that can be used for a variety of donor communications, including Proof, monthly donor emails, and solicitations.

  • Manage relationships with internal and external writers and editors; setting clear guidelines, deadlines, and compensation expectations as needed.

  • Proactively identify/develop story ideas in support of PJ Library's advancement team's strategic direction and ongoing communications programs.

  • Copyedit all long and short form content before its published to ensure editorial consistency is upheld.

  • Take on additional tasks as needed to ensure projects are completed on time.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 4-5 years of experience in development, marketing and/or communications

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs

  • Ability to tackle multiple tasks in a timely and effective manner

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

Compensation & Benefits

  • Opportunity to work a hybrid work schedule.

  • A competitive salary commensurate with skills, talent, and value.

  • Comprehensive benefits to include:

    Health Insurance

    Vision & Dental Insurance

    Flexible Spending Plan

    Short Disability Insurance

    Long Term Disability Insurance

    401K Pension Plan with Employer Match

    Paid Sick, Holiday and Vacation Time

    Convenient office location close to highways with free off-street parking

     

To Apply

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Brenda_Wishart@aspensquare.com. Learn more about the Foundation and PJ Library at www.hgf.org.