Position Summary Writes, edits, and coordinates the delivery of high-quality, compelling, and engaging aviation safety educational material for the AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI) in support of its mission to improve general aviation safety through industry-leading research, education, and outreach.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties Writes engaging and compelling video scripts for accident case studies, real pilot stories, safety videos, documentaries, and more. Writes safety-related articles and product stories for various channels including the Air Safety Institute’s website, newsletters, marketing emails, and AOPA magazines. Writes and edits content for the Air Safety Institute’s in-person and online flight instructor renewal courses. Manages the Air Safety Institute’s outreach and product tracking calendars to determine which ASI products and other areas of safety-related interests should be covered in various publications and other outlets. Researches subject matter for added credibility and persuasiveness.
Experience and Education Requirements Minimum Sport or Private Pilot certificate; instrument rating or flight instructor certificate preferred. Associate or bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or related fields. Professional experience may substitute for a degree. Demonstrated skills as a creative and innovative writer with ability to conceptualize, script, and tell engaging stories using styles that attract new audiences. Thrives in a fast-paced, focused environment while working on multiple projects under tight deadlines. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. Demonstrates initiative, punctuality, teamwork, dependability, and accepts constructive feedback with a positive attitude. Self-starter who seeks opportunities for ongoing professional development. Willingness to travel to various aviation events as a representative of AOPA. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Preferences: Photography, video filming and post-production editing.
About Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
What does it mean to be an AOPA pilot? For many of us, it means taking the controls of an aircraft and living out a dream that humans have pursued throughout the ages. For some, it means an aspiration to learn to fly, and for still others it simply means an unbridled enthusiasm for aviation and a desire to share it with others.
We take to the skies for many reasons, and are driven by motivations as varied as we are; while some of us fly to further business goals and stimulate the economy, others relish the exhilaration and the beauty that come with experiencing the world from a different perspective. While our community is remarkably diverse, there is one common idea that is shared by all AOPA pilots—a love of flight.
The AOPA team, operating out of offices in Frederick, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Wichita, Kansas, exists to protect and to grow the incredible privilege that we call general aviation. Whether it is through educating the public about the fun and the utility that aircraft can provide, preparing resources and training material to enhance the skills of pilots everywhere, or advocating for aviation within government agencies—it is our job to maintain the stre...ngth and vitality of the flying community.
Our mission is to ensure that the sky remains within reach of everyone who dreams of becoming a pilot.