SUMMARY: Defines and leads a strategy for the creation and licensing of content in all media for SAE’s industry-facing product group. Works with the product group’s Director and Acquisitions Editor to define content plans for current and new product areas. Manages Content Editors in implementing plans to create market-leading products. Leads development of editorial content through original reporting, editing, and the creation and maintenance of the editorial calendar. Provides editorial oversight for content curation. Defines standards for quality and best practices, according the portfolio. Has a passion for delivering premiere quality, globally-relevant content that improves the lives of SAE’s users and customers and enriches the professions it serves.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Responsible for defining a strategy for producing content that exceeds customer and user expectations for success in school, on the job, in policy-making and other contexts. Work with the Acquisitions Editor to define a content plan that serves development of existing and new products. * Responsible for creating, commissioning and/or licensing content. Manage team of Content Editors to productize content in a variety of formats: database, print, e-book, video. * Define editorial standards, based on an understanding of user expectations and scholarly publishing practices and workflow for all content types (technical papers, journals, books, databases). * Work with stakeholders in events, education and professional development. Direct the work of editorial boards. * Contributing to the achievement of SAE's organizational goals Additional projects as assigned
EDUCATION: * Bachelors degree in Engineering in product's core industry or journalism required
EXPERIENCE: * 7+ years leading editorial teams creating products across media * Experience creating and managing a content portfolio * Experience defining and producing content for subscription products, with quick turnaround to capture emerging trends based on an intimate understanding of target industries * Experience with editorial review best practices, boards and peer review process * Experience with content management and online publishing systems. * Experience covering the aerospace industry
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: * Proven expertise in the product team’s target industry - aerospace * Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills * Enthusiasm for developing content in the global mobility marketplace * Ability to communicate in an open, direct manner * Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills * Proven ability to manage a diverse product portfolio (lead frontlist, midlist, backlist, print, digital) and prioritize according to business needs * Proven ability to meet and exceed budget and time-to-market objectives * Strong understanding of user experience mapping * Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, facility with database tools (e.g. Access) and scheduling tools preferred * 20% domestic and international travel to trade shows, conferences and editorial board meetings.
Internal Number: EP10459
About SAE International
Who We Are:
SAE International is a global association of 115,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE's core competencies are standards development and life-long learning, and through its charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, programs including A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series are supported.
Based in Warrendale, Pa., but with members in more than 100 countries throughout the world, the heart of SAE's mission is the creation of standards. Some 14,000 mobility industry experts donate time to serve on SAE committees.
In addition to standards, SAE also provides a wide range of professional-development courses and networking opportunities, helping industry meet the challenges of a global marketplace. Annually, SAE hosts more than 25 technical conferences that feature presentations, senior-executive panel discussions and professional development seminars. Its three premiere events include SAE World Congress, SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition and the bi-annual SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition.
Annually, SAE produces 2,500 technical papers, 9,000 technical standards ...and 125 to 150 books. It also publishes Automotive Engineering International, Aerospace Engineering and Manufacturing, and SAE Off-Highway Engineering magazines.