NACS, the global association that advances convenience and fuel retailing, is looking for a seasoned Editorial Director/Editor in Chief to lead the team responsible for the award-winning monthly NACS Magazine, daily e-newsletter, other digital and social platforms and several annual publications. This leadership position has a strong voice in guiding content for all NACS media and member communication platforms. This high-performing, highly productive individual will be a public face and advocate for NACS among its membership, and a cultural champion inside the organization.
Lead content creation for NACS Magazine, to include monthly article assignments to freelance writers, substantive editing of articles and quality control.
Responsible for attracting, developing and retaining freelance editorial talent and sustaining good relationships with freelancers.
Grow NACSMagazine.com with multimedia content.
Maintain and grow sponsored/branded content offers.
Write articles for the magazine as needed.
Collaborate with editorial and IT teams to direct and keep current the editorial content for the association’s website, Convenience.org.
Participate in developing social media strategy and postings for NACS platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn).
Lead regular editorial meetings with editorial staff and other departments.
Collaborate with editorial team and design partner to develop art concepts for cover and feature articles.
Set the editorial course over short, medium and long terms for NACS Magazine and other media platforms.
Work with advertising and IT teams, ensuring an overall view is taken of digital and financial opportunities and challenges.
Work to position NACS content across global markets.
Identify trending topics and connections across the organization and the industry.
Manage ongoing development and performance of editorial and circulation staff (a writer/editor, a production manager and a content project manager).
Develop and adhere to editorial budget.
Attend 4-5 NACS events throughout the year, both domestic and global, coordinating onsite reporting and assisting as needed.
Manage audience development for NACS through magazine circulation efforts.
Identify and track relevant metrics for the magazine’s digital platforms.
Education and Experience:
5+ years of experience in editorial leadership (previous editor in chief, deputy or executive editor, for example)
Proven experience building teams and managing a small or large staff
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English or a related field required; master’s degree a plus
The Editorial Director/Editor in Chief is expected to work onsite at our offices at 1600 Duke Street Alexandria, VA.
Up to 10% travel is required for attendance at select NACS events.
Additional Information: Final interviews will include a substantive editing test.
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Erin Pressley, Vice President of Education and Media, at email@example.com.
NACS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis. All applicants will be considered for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected status.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and proven ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
Demonstrated ability to lead teams; excellent leadership qualities
Ability to work on a high-performing team in a collaborative environment
Effective judgment and decision-making
Organized, proactively independent and detail-oriented
Expert in managing time and completing the given task within the decided time frame
Demonstrated experience of taking a creative and innovative approach to publishing challenges
Ability to handle stress and work efficiently and under pressure
Proficiency at making editorial decisions with reasonable speed and communicating them in a clear and constructive manner
About NACS: The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing
NACS advances the role of convenience stores as positive economic, social and philanthropic contributors to the communities they serve. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 154,000 stores nationwide selling fuel, food and merchandise, serves 160 million customers daily—half of the U.S. population—and has sales that are 10.8% of total U.S. retail and foodservice sales. NACS has 2,100 retailer and 1,750 supplier members from more than 50 countries.
NACS is the industry's voice in the federal government — to the executive, legislative and judicial branches. Its issues are as varied as the industry it represents, from motor fuels to credit card fees to labor to taxes.
NACS develops a host of targeted events, designed facilitate interaction between suppliers and retailers, increase industry awareness with regards to legislative developments in the industry, and encourage an exchange of ideas about new products and best practices.
NACS produces a variety of products to help retailers grow their businesses, from research and marketing to human resources support to category management. NACS also has several industry-specific reports and programs that define the industry's performance.