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Job Title:
Writer/Editor/Producer -News
Job ID:
12459198
Job Function:
Experienced
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Marketing & Communications
Location:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Int Communications & Marketing
City:
Washington
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Integrated Communications & Marketing is a multimedia, service-focused communications and marketing operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, marketing, support and execution for AARP’s strategic business units.


Summary Statement

The Writer-Editor-Producer is responsible for contributing written content for use in AARP print and online platforms that appeals to the AARP target audience in order to support the production of high quality publications and an outstanding website. 


Responsibilities

  • Plans, researches, writes and edits news content on a wide range of subjects of interest to AARP demographic for use in print and online platforms. 
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of a wide variety of subjects important to AARP demographic and applies knowledge to contribute appropriate, effective, and meaningful content.
  • Assigns news content for AARP publications and/or website to other contributors as needed.
  • Skillfully edits and shapes news content to encourage readership and have the most impact.
  • Stays up-to-date in one or more areas of assigned content expertise: health, money, entertainment, travel, relationships, style; maintains familiarity with and knowledge of where to find expertise in the other areas as needed.
  • Maintains contacts with talented freelancers, subject matter experts, and opinion leaders who can contribute and/or write for print and online platforms and utilizes those contacts effectively to solicit meaningful, appropriate content as needed.
  • Keeps knowledgeable of changing best practices in print and online content. 
  • Keeps knowledgeable of competitive print and web content producers and the way they develop content.
  • Collaborates to creatively and enthusiastically brainstorm unique ideas to build print and online inventory.
  • Constantly offers new, creative well thought-out ideas for content and content development.
  • Develops and maintains deep knowledge of AARP and its top priorities and goals.
  • Performs other editorial duties to produce high quality publications and outstanding website.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, or Communications.
  • 6+ years of related experience. 
  • Focused knowledge in one or several of the areas of health, money, entertainment, travel, relationships, style content is desirable.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills and a proven track record creating journalism of the highest standards required in multiple formats and platforms.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current best practices in print and online formats.
  • Demonstrated skill in packaging content for print and online formats.
  • Is able to work at a fast pace and high level and is focused on completing assignments and meeting deadlines.

Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.


Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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