Edit and write news and feature content for and assist in the production of Scrap magazine and related media, delivering work that meets the informational needs and quality standards of readers, advertisers, ISRI, and Scrap’s editorial directors.
Contribute to the extension of Scrap’s reach through other media, including the website, e-newsletters, and Twitter.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
Report and write well-researched, accurate feature articles and departmental content for Scrap and related media as assigned, delivering work that meets the informational needs and quality standards of readers, advertisers, and the editorial director.
Substantively edit, copyedit, fact-check, and proofread feature articles, columns, and departmental editorial content for Scrap and related media as assigned. Conduct additional research and interviews as needed to ensure content is thorough and accurate.
Write assignment letters and provide background material and source lists when needed.
Independently develop contacts/sources for editorial content to be written or assigned to freelancers.
Implement editorial quality standards based on AP and Scrap style when writing, editing, fact-checking, and proofing content.
Make editorial and small design corrections in InDesign files for Scrap and related media.
Attend and report on industry meetings as assigned, including taking photographs for publication.
Assist in developing the magazine’s editorial calendar by identifying potential story ideas across our coverage areas.
Build a base of knowledge about the scrap recycling industry and identify valuable news and trends by monitoring industry media and attending selected industry meetings.
Maintain Scrap’s style manual and update it as needed.
Maintain the master meetings list for Scrap, the ISRI calendar, and other ISRI products and provide the appropriate section of the list for each issue of the magazine.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required, major in journalism preferred. Six or more years’ experience in magazine reporting, writing, and editing or the equivalent.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook
Some knowledge of InDesign
Basic photography skills
Ability to follow editorial style manuals
Some familiarity with basic multimedia production (video, podcasts) preferred
Excellent command of the English language, including but not limited to excellent grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Proven ability to meet stringent deadlines.
Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
Proven success in listening, framing appropriate questions, and welcoming diverse perspectives.
Additional Salary Information: Position offers comprehensive benefits valued at appx 40% of pay.
About Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the “Voice of the Recycling Industry”. Nominated as one of 2018 top manufacturing associations to work for, ISRI represents more than 1600 companies in 21 chapters nationwide that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. For more information about ISRI, please visit www.isri.org.