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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Manager of Editorial Services - PR Web Reply with quote

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PRWeb Manager of Editorial Services

Vocus is seeking a Manager of Editorial Services for our direct-to-consumer newswire. Strong editing, spelling, grammar and news writing skills, as well as people skills, are essential for this position.

Primary Responsibilities but are not limited to:
• Directly manage and train editors in our Lanham, Md., offices and serve as a managerial contact for editors in our Ferndale, Wash., offices,
• Manage scheduling for 24/7 operation
• Maintain policy standards by evaluating client content to ensure it meets PRWeb’s editorial guidelines, paying special attention to press releases about legal issues or those that may contain explicit content.
• Counsel and manage staff to maintain high level of client services and customer support
• Work closely with managing editor in Ferndale office to ensure communication and consistency amongst editorial team
• Promote excellent relationships between the editorial staff and the rest of the company, and work as a liaison between departments
• Assist product management in the review of new services, changes to the platform and other policy or software changes
• Provide on-call service after hours for a 24/7 operation when needed.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, English or related field or equivalent experience writing or editing for a news, publishing or public relations organization.
• Experience in editing and writing press releases, news or feature stories.
• Management and Customer Service experience
• Excellent communication skills
• Basic knowledge of the public relations and/or press release industry and of basic news values.
• Knowledge of PRWeb, Social Media and Search Engine Optimization preferred
• Strong proofreading and Internet research skills.
• Experience, ability and eagerness to provide general customer service, sales, and marketing information by phone and e-mail
• Strong people and leadership skills
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
• Proficiency using multiple computer programs (Internet browsers, e-mail and word processing applications) simultaneously

Salary Range: $50k - $60k

Contact E-Mail: bgeorge@vocus.com
Web Address: www.vocus.com

Mailing Address:
4296 Forbes Blvd,
Lanham, MD 20706

Phone: None specified
Fax: None specified
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