The Editor is responsible for all editorial coordination and production of the American Association of Airport Executives’ bi-monthly Airport Magazine, including developing themes and inviting industry experts to contribute articles in line with published media kits. The Editor also is responsible for producing the association’s weekly newsletter Airport Report Today (ART) and assisting, as necessary, with other AAAE publications.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Determines the editorial direction and content of each issue of the magazine.
Coordinates content for each issue with an appointed Editorial Advisory Board comprised of airport industry officials and businesses that serve the industry.
Writes, fact checks, and edits articles for the magazine.
Works with the association’s in-house staff on advertising leads and deadlines.
Sets and manages schedule for production and distribution.
Decides on final content and layout of magazine.
Solicits articles from industry experts and outside writers.
Oversees production and graphic design for the magazine in coordination with an outside graphic designer.
Produces webinars, roundtables, and other promotional events.
Produces online version of magazine.
Writes and edits stories for Airport Report Today newsletter (ART).
Sets and manages the schedule and distribution for ART.
Works with AAAE staff to contribute news items for ART.
Coordinates with senior staff to approve each ART issue.
Manages the budget for publications and resource allocation.
Assists with writing and editing other AAAE publications and communications as needed.
Occasional travel to AAAE events and conferences and other industry conferences to stay abreast of current and emerging issues and industry trends.
Willingness to plan and staff aspects of AAAE events and conferences.
Education, prior work experience, and specialized skills and knowledge:
Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Media, or related field.
5+ years demonstrated excellence in content creation or editing, including online publishing.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including comfort in communicating with senior management and industry leaders.
Strong organizational, editing, proofreading, and project management skills.
Experience with Windows-based software, including graphics.
Strong customer service, negotiation, and team-working skills.
Experience adhering to editorial and technical style guides.
The American Association of Airport Executives, a not-for-profit organization, is the largest professional organization for airport executives in the world, representing thousands of airport management personnel at public-use airports. AAAE’s primary goal is to assist airport executives in fulfilling their responsibilities to the airports and communities they serve.
AAAE was founded in 1928. Since that time, AAAE has been successful at gathering airport management professionals throughout the country to a central area to discuss current aviation issues. This includes lobbying Congress for funds that would improve funding issues for airport improvement projects on behalf of airport management, creating perpetual relationships with federal agencies affecting the airport management community, and bridging gaps between federal agencies and airport management professions.
Since 1954, AAAE has been training and certifying airport management professionals with proficiency evaluations similar to other professional organizations. The Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) and Certified Member (C.M.) credentials are highly sought out by airport management executives throughout the wor...ld and are used as benchmarks to promote and appoint senior airport management professionals throughout North America and the Caribbean. AAAE trains thousands of airport employees each year through international, national, regional and on-site workshops and conferences. The Association also provides training through an in-house satellite-based training network, Digicast, which is a unique training service because it brings training directly to employee desktops. AAAE is the only provider of such satellite-based training for airports in the world.
Additionally, AAAE has a reputation for adapting and responding to airport issues. The Association proactively creates learning environments that increase the retention of information among its attendees. AAAE also fosters a rich networking environment for its attendees that is designed to increase the sharing of information between airport professionals, regardless of airport hub size or level of airport activity.